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Daily Pucking Grind. Love Tap. June 9th

12 Goals Against In 2 Games. So Glad I Can Laugh Again. Source: Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

Today’s music selection on New Releases Thursday is Every Tear Drop Is A Waterfall by Coldplay.

If I was Vancouver I would be worried again.  After being left in for eight goals by Alain Vigneault Monday night, Bobby Lose gave up four more last night in what was another very mediocre performance by the world class struggling goaltender.  According to CBC Sports after Bobby was pulled in the third period, the crowd at Rogers Arena in Vancouver cheered his exit.  Apparently Vancouver and Luongo seem to be a victim of their own aggression.  It happened in round one and it’s happening here in the final round.  Raffi Torres ignited the Chicago Blackhawks who ended up taking the Canucks to seven games after being up 3-0.  Now Aaron Rome has fueled the fire for the Bruins after the crushing blow to Nathan Horton.  They are just outta control and I’m lovin’ all of it.

Here’s Bobby being interviewed after last night’s performance.

The Canucks and Bobby had a long plane ride home.  Believe me, that’s a long flight especially after the beating that the Canucks have taken.  No longer playing with confidence, edge or tenacity, Alain Vigneault’s coaching skills will be exposed.  As if they already haven’t.  I have always considered him as a guy that cannot control his troops, as it’s quite possible that the look on his face is due to more than just tight speedo’s.  Speaking of speedo’s, where are the sisters?  A combined minus 11 and three points in this series.  It is clear that the Bruins know how to shut these twins down, as they have been a non factor.  Unless of course you count the hugging in the scrums.

Tim Thomas on the other hand has been brilliant in these past two games.  He made 38 saves last night for his second shutout of the series, and is making a case for the Conn Smythe Trophy.  He also got into another scrum in the third period with Alex Burrows and some other Canucks as he gave Burrows a “Love Tap” for swiping his stick.  Rich Peverly scored twice, and Brad Marchand combined with Michael Ryder to score two minutes apart, and that was all Boston needed. (NOTE:  somehow a Tweet on Twitter that allegedly came from me said I wanted Ryder for the Panthers.  Let me assure you, I NEVER said that.)  Luongo was pulled as mentioned for Cory Schnieder who did his best “closer” imitation, but it didn’t matter, as the game was over.  Now the question for Vancouver is, do they have a goalie controversy and can Louie bounce back.  More importantly have his teammates lost confidence in him?  Does this guy look confident to you?

Here’s a few links for you:

Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for Wednesday night.

Is a goalie in the head of Vancouver?  NHL.com.

Don’t mess with Tim Thomas.  Puck Daddy.

A revolving door in Philadelphia continues with their goaltending issues. Frequent Flyers.

Trevor Gretzky son of the Great One is drafted in the seventh round.  By the Cubs.

Finally, this post by George Richards has me nervous.  Very nervous.

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Topics: Brad Marchand, Goalie Controversey, Love Tap, Michael Ryder, Rich Peverely, Roberto Luongo, The Sedin Sisters, Tim Thomas, Vancouver Canucks

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