Thursday, October 11, 2007

Flyers 8 Canucks 2

Ugly. Just ugly.

First, the game.

The Canucks were awful. Poor defensive coverage, odd-man rushes, giveaways - you name it, there were lots of it.

They couldn't get anything going but that's because they hardly had the puck. And when they did have it, they gave it up. Case in point was on the late 5-on-3 opportunity when Henrik Sedin slipped on a piece of ice and gave the puck away to Mike Richards. With his team two men short, Richards scored on a breakaway.

Next, the Jesse Boulerice cheapshot.

(Note: In an effort to keep this blog PG-rated, I used the word "duck" in lieu of... well, whatever you want to put in its place.)

What the duck was he thinking? His team was already up by five goals when he decided to break his stick on Ryan Kesler's face. Was he trying to send a duckin' message? Was he trying to finish his check like Steve Downie? Or was he duckin' expecting candy to come out of Kesler's head? Never mind that Kesler was nowhere near the duckin' play.

This ducker should be suspended. Duck, even his coach says so, which says how duckin' stupid of a move this was.

From hockeyfights.com (via Alanah), here is the video of Bouler-ass' cheapshot:

As good as the Canucks were on Saturday, they were just as horrible last night. It's been a while since I've watched them sleepwalk through a game like that, playing with absolutely no emotion. (Though I suppose in some weird, twisted way, we can thank Jesse Bouler-ass for lighting a fire in the Canucks' behinds near the end.) It's not the Alain Vigneault way.

About the game around the blogosphere:
  • Alanah weighs in on the hit and the pay-per-view thing.
  • Orland Kurtenblog liveblogged the game. I personally would have kept the tube on Family Guy after a while. Brian in love with Lois is classic.
  • Hannah and Isabella sum up the game.
More from the mainstream:
Stats and stuff:
Next game: Friday night vs. the Edmonton Oilers

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 5:41 AM


At October 11, 2007 8:36 AM, Blogger FAUX RUMORS said...

1) The bar has been set as this on replay appears to look much like the Simon on Holweg stick incident of last year. Therefore we'd expect a 20-25 game suspension, especially given this goon's past history
2) Unlike the Neil hit last week, or even the Downie hit this one has ZERO place in hockey. If you have a beef with a guy, be a man and drop the mitts and get it over with.
3) Its not fighting that hurts hockey, its goonery of this fashion that hurts the sport. We can only imagine this will be the ONLY hockey 'highlight' shown on ESPN down here in the states tonight!

At October 11, 2007 9:55 AM, Anonymous Isabella said...

An update: I am now at work and mildly hungover. I'm glad I at least got a meal out of the game (watched at a pub).

At October 11, 2007 10:56 AM, Blogger PB said...

That was just awful.

I would hope that the Boulerice (sp) gets 25 + for that nonsense...

However, I wouldn't be surprised if they just give him 15.

25 or more sends a message because the other ones are just plain not working.

At October 12, 2007 11:08 AM, Blogger Finny said...

that was such a cheap shot... sorry that it happened... even if it wasn't to anyone on my team.


i agree w/ f.rumors: it isn't fighting that hurts hockey, it's when grown men don't have the capacity to control their own anger and retaliate in barbaric and brutal fashion.

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