This afternoon we all learned that backup goalie Cory Schneider will be in net for the Canucks tomorrow, not Roberto Luongo. Quite frankly, I don’t blame the Canucks for making this move. Luongo was god awful in his starts at Boston in the Stanley Cup, and he looked like he couldn’t save a beach ball. I was really hyped up for this game the past few days, but now I am not sure it is going to be the type of game we all might have hoped it would be. You would think these Canucks would want to come into Boston and stand up for themselves after last years embarrassing upset in the Finals. I think the Canucks are just playing this game for damage control right now. Think about the turn their season would take if they went into Boston tomorrow with their best goalie and the Bruins chased him out and embarrassed them again? Think of the emotional damage that would have on the psyche of the Sedin sisters and the rest of the Canucks. So let’s put in our backup, write the game off as a loss, and hey, maybe we will come out with a win some how and that will be a boost for us. That doesn’t sound like the Canucks though, playing scared.
My prediction for tomorrow is the Bruins are going to embarrass the Canucks, maybe even put up another nine spot. I think they should all wear their rings under their gloves too just for good measure. I feel bad for Luongo tomorrow. He is going to be a sitting duck on the bench for the always polite Boston fans to shout their compliments at him. Poor guy. Regardless of if the Canucks want this to be a physical game or not, it is going to be physical. Hopefully the Canucks will put Aaron Rome into the lineup so Horton can get some retribution for that disgusting hit he took last year from him. So now I guess I will go and watch the Bruins Stanley Cup DVD so I can get hyped again for this game. Final score- Bruins 6 Vancouver 2.