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08:29 AM ET 06.09 | The Canucks remain two wins from the Stanley Cup, though if you believe in momentum, things have clearly become very different for Vancouver. It says here you have to start Roberto Luongo -- he is your franchise goaltender. But you do so with a short leash. When they needed saves Wednesday night to keep the game close, they didn't get many of them, or certainly not enough of them. They can't risk having that happen again in the fifth game, especially not at home in front of what will be a very tense crowd. It was interesting Wednesday night in Rogers Arena, that when Luongo got the hook the sellout crowd in Vancouver cheered wildly. We know how the Vancouver fans would vote, now to see what Alain Vigneault decides and the answer will be Luongo, but. ...

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June 9, 2011  08:39 AM ET

One for Hank's wheelhouse. Go ahead and let us know what you think, Hank.

June 9, 2011  08:40 AM ET

I believe they're called fairweather fans...

June 9, 2011  08:42 AM ET
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I believe they're called fairweather fans...

That would be correct. How quickly they forget who got them there.

June 9, 2011  08:56 AM ET

And in other news...hank shot one in his pants.

June 9, 2011  09:03 AM ET

I can't say I blame them

June 9, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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I can't say I blame them

Agreed. He hasn't exactly been a brick wall back there. Thomas on the other hand . . . . .

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June 9, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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Agreed. He hasn't exactly been a brick wall back there. Thomas on the other hand . . . . .

Thomas has been good, the D has played well in front of him, the PK has played exceptionally well and scoring from a multitude of players. You can't ask for too much more from the Bruins

June 9, 2011  09:12 AM ET
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Not quite sure how Tim Thomas didn't end up a finalist for the Hart Trophy this year, but if he doesn't win the Vezina and probably the Conn Smyth I'll be shocked.

Probably need to win the series first before winning the Conn Smyth. I've been a Bruins fan too long to be that confident....yet

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June 9, 2011  09:14 AM ET
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Thomas has been good, the D has played well in front of him, the PK has played exceptionally well and scoring from a multitude of players. You can't ask for too much more from the Bruins

"You can't ask for too much more from the Bruins"


Two more wins?

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June 9, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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"You can't ask for too much more from the Bruins"Two more wins?

Ok, that would be about it

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June 9, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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sorry bother your time a min,

You don't sound sorry to me.

June 9, 2011  09:21 AM ET
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I'm not over confident about the outcome of this series, but I do think that TT has been the best player in these playoffs.....hands down.

Well, to be fair, he has had his shaky moments as well. Best player for the Bruins when he needed to be, no doubt. Though in Henrietty Sedin would wake up and score a bunch to win the series, I guess a case could be made for her.

June 9, 2011  09:25 AM ET

Bobby Big Pads is over rated. He drops to the butterfly and hopes the pucks hit him. Well they haven't the past two games.

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June 9, 2011  09:32 AM ET
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His Goals against in these playoffs is 2.11, his save % is .936 and he has 3 shutouts while playing against some of the highest scoring teams in the league this year. Vancouver [at #1], Philly & Tampa are all top 10 scoring teams and Montreal was 13th.I think sometimes we expect too much from this guy because he has spoiled us.

I am not discounting his accomplishments, yes he is a top tier goalie, has the stats to back it up, and has carried the team when he had to.

All I am saying is that IF Vancouver would come back and win (and obviously I am not hoping for that in any way), it would be a tough argument to make to give the Conn Smyth to the losing goaltender.

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