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Kesler: We can become legends

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08:23 AM ET 06.15 | Ryan Kesler has played in Vancouver long enough to understand the impact of a Game 7 win. In answering a question Tuesday about the one point he has managed in the Stanley Cup final, Kesler chose instead to make his point. It really doesn't matter, Kesler told reporters. All that matters is what happens tonight when the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks meet in Game 7 at Rogers Arena. "One point," Kesler said, pausing briefly. "Obviously, you want to score, you want to help the team win. [Tonight] is all that matters. Everything in the past is in the past. If we win [tonight] we become legends and I don't think anybody worries about that I have one point in six games." He's got that right.

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June 15, 2011  08:39 AM ET

And if you dont....chump city...

June 15, 2011  08:51 AM ET

If the Nucks do win and he doesn't score it will always be he won a Cup with Vancouver, but . . . . .

June 15, 2011  09:02 AM ET

you can....but will you

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June 15, 2011  09:14 AM ET

Thank you Captain Obvious

June 15, 2011  09:14 AM ET

I think he may need to actually, you know, show up tonight.
I think Boston wins it, and Vigneault has a "rumplestiltskin" type fit.

June 15, 2011  09:14 AM ET

This is what anyone who ever played hockey dreamed about...a game 7 with everything riding on it. The only way it gets better, is scoring the game/cup winning goal in overtime on a breakaway with a top shelf "beauty" goal. All this game needs is Danny Gallivan/Foster Hewitt/insert favorite announcer calling the game and the dream would be complete.

June 15, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

A legend in his own mind maybe..

Didn't you hear him at the Olympics? He's already got that sewn up.

June 15, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If the Nucks do win and he doesn't score it will always be he won a Cup with Vancouver, but . . . . .but, someone should have told the twins to trade in their Lederhosen for hockey pants earlier in the series...

Dive training camp.

June 15, 2011  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Thank you Captain Obvious

His grasp of the obvious is incredible.

June 15, 2011  09:28 AM ET

Well, no matter what...No one will be able to say that the Twins will be golfing after tonight...
However...I see this as a distinct likelyhood.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvk5rNTp9FU/]

June 15, 2011  09:32 AM ET

One Cup does not a legend make. Get your name on Lord Stanley two or three times, then we'll talk.

June 15, 2011  09:37 AM ET

or you could become something else, too

June 15, 2011  09:51 AM ET

love it. guy speaks his mind and answers a question, jump on him. if he answers it different, whiner, jump on him. lose-lose no matter what

June 15, 2011  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

One Cup does not a legend make. Get your name on Lord Stanley two or three times, then we'll talk.

in vancouver, 1 cup would be more than sufficient. As it is they are probably angling to name a bridge after them even if they lose.

June 15, 2011  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

love it. guy speaks his mind and answers a question, jump on him. if he answers it different, whiner, jump on him. lose-lose no matter what

Great point. They should just wear a plaque around their neck at press conferences that says "What he said"

June 15, 2011  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

you can....but will you

You'd better you and your teammates

June 15, 2011  10:16 AM ET

Dang Ryan, you had a great chance for them to que David Bowie for ya!

June 15, 2011  10:17 AM ET

cue.

 
June 15, 2011  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If the Nucks do win and he doesn't score it will always be he won a Cup with Vancouver, but . . . . .

....he will look at his ring and not care.

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