Thursday Morning Mashup: Another Beantown Beatdown


Let me just start by saying I was presently surprised by how the Bruins managed to stick to their gameplan last night in another route of the Canucks. What exactly is that gameplan? Hit, hit, and more hitting.

It’s just mind-boggling to see this series turn around the way it has. After the first two Canucks wins in Vancouver I figured they would go back to Boston, get a split and possibly end this thing on home ice Friday – not the case. And in a matter of two games I’m almost looking at this series in the sense that Boston were really two bounces away from a sweep.

The Canucks seem like a team capable of bouncing back, but I really thought they’d at least show some glimpses of that last night. They didn’t. Outside of a few great saves, which Tim Thomas is always good for, he basically got to watch his teammates pummel the Canucks players without a worry in the world.

Powerplay? Who cares. The Bruins penalty kill is making this series lopsided, and if they can just keep it up and manage to scrape out a win in Vancouver, this series is over in six. If the Bruins have a chance to hoist the mug at home, it’s happening. The Sedin’s may as well not even dress if that scenario presents itself.

On to the links;

**Updated …

Rangers to buy out Drury (NY Daily News)

I guess Richards is gone before he even shows up

Why I don’t want another team in Toronto

Michael Langlois at VLM voices his concern

Conflicting Reports about Brad Richards

Head over to Hockey Analysis to check it out

Leafs search for a defenseman

Another Hockey Analysis piece

A good time to hop on the wagon

Curt finally returns to BCP with a new post

Two Prairie boys to lead Winnipeg’s NHL club

Mirtle has the story

Bruins chase Luongo, even series

Game story from last night’s destruction

“Don’t question my integrity”

More about Burke and the Rome suspension

Rumor roundup

THN takes a look at Bryz, the Leafs, etc

Murray down to three candidates for head coaching position

The Sens look to lock up another bench boss

Canadiens expect Markov back

TFP takes a look at Montreal re-signing the pending UFA

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