Jonathan Toews had some interesting things to say after game three, things that I felt were a little odd and inflammatory. He claimed that his team wasn’t “exposing them for what they really are.” I thought the implication was that the Canucks are not as good a team as they might seem, that their Presidents’ Trophy and 3-0 lead in this series are not indicative of what they really are. Some speculated that this was simply a motivation tactic for his own team, but it seemed odd to take potshots at your opposition, potentially giving them bulletin board material.
But then I considered the alternative: what if Jonathan Toews doesn’t think that the Canucks are a bad team, but something far more sinister? He doesn’t want his team to expose the Canucks as a poor hockey club, but for what they really are. This is what Jonathan Toews suspects the Canucks really are: