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Game 7: Bruins/Canucks—Open Post

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Sometime tonight, a whole lot of people will be celebrating and a whole lot of others will be feeling pretty crappy. But what we can all agree on, I hope, is that it would be great to enjoy a fantastic hockey game before that final buzzer. A roller-coaster series like this one deserves to end with an epic game.

Whatever team you’re rooting for, enjoy the ride. (And… Go Canucks!)

P.S. I wrote a post before this series about all the reasons I’d celebrate winning a Stanley Cup. One of those reasons was in the memory of Luc Bourdon. So I’ll let Tom Cochrane end this post with his tribute to Bourdon nearly three years ago:

 

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Well.  Balls. 
I watched every game this playoffs, this season, and this pre-season…..also this pre-pre-season, a training camp up in Kelowna that they webcast.
Great year.  What a riot.  Oops.  I mean tonne of fun.
Does everyone remember last year?
And how harsh would that have been to lose to the Khawks in this first round?  That was insane.  It was a storybook playoff that went awry when Rome thought “big hit”, instead of “big game”. 
Great year.
And yet, oh, does it sting.
Hopefully enough lessons have been learned.
The refs boned us, but that doesn’t matter.  Winning without the calls is what a great team can do.  The canucks reaction to the fact that the refs were gonna watch the Bruins go to town on them was the exact opposite of what it should have been.  They felt that they had to play goon hockey too, but they don’t know how.  Got away from their game.  You are supposed to bear down and take the lumps until the hockey gods deem you worthy of a bounce.
aargh.  bummer.  like tomorrow’s news will presumably be full of.  (man i hope that suicide isn’t true…..that’s a sour pickle on a shxt sandwich)
Anyway really.  Let’s keep a perspective on what a fun season this was…..on the generally wet and whiny west coast. (and on life and sport, as always)

Posted by tuxedoTshirt on 06/16/11 at 07:30 AM ET

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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.

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