The chant begins at around the 40 second mark. You stay classy, Boston.

EDIT: It has been reported that Mason Raymond has a fractured vertebrae and will miss 3-4 months.

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  1. Chris
    June 14, 2011

    So, since Raymond never even touched the puck. Actually, let’s be generous. Let’s say he had possession, and this is Boychuk finishing a check. He left the Raymond with no way to stay up to protect himself, seeing as his head was caught between the Boychuk’s legs. Intent to injure?

    5 Bucks says not even a peep about even a phone call to Boychuk.

    Watching this series is really making me more angry than being able to focus on the hockey. That’s not how a final is suppose to be like.

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    • Kezzi
      June 14, 2011

      Yeah, this is beyond sickening. I just hope the boys can find the way to win the big one and stuff it in the faces of everyone who seems bent on pushing them back down. After all this I think we should really show the rest of the league what arrogant looks like, if we win. I feel insane watching this. The Bruins are such a dirty team – the whole league knows it – yet it’s the Canucks who are the bad guys? wtf?

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      • Chris
        June 14, 2011

        It’s insane. Watching this series and listening to some of the “journalist” talk is like living in bizarro world.

        Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying Burrows is the cleanest guy in the world, or Lapierre doesn’t chirp. But it’s the fact that it seems like whatever the Canucks do, it’s dirty. Whatever the Bruins do, it’s playing tough hockey. I just don’t get it.

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        • Raise35
          June 17, 2011

          You’re right. You just don’t get it !!

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    • Boston-mike
      June 14, 2011

      OK, so I understand the furor over the flopping chant. Innappropriate. got it. But can you blame the crowd? After all they have seen many examples of Canucks dropping and clearly faking. And we get it – it’s not the cleanest hockey in the world. God knows, the Sedin sisters would love to be playing the Euro-style where everyone skates around like Guy LaFluer untouched. But this is how hockey is played in North America – love it or hate it.

      And just so you all know – the image of little Marchant punching Thelma (or is it Loiuse?) six times unanswered is playing on a loop in all the homes in Boston. Love it!!!

      Like Bobyy Orr flying thru the air, the image of your captian (or the other twin -can’t keep those girls straight) will be forever immortalized in bars across the state.

      Or the image of the live shot they showed on NBC of all you poor souls standing in the streets looking like you lost your dog. Ha HA HA!!!!!!

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      • Harrison Mooney
        June 14, 2011

        I think you can definitely blame the crowd. When someone’s lying motionless on the ice, you don’t mock him.

        I also think you can blame the media. They’ve been calling embellishment and editorializing on every Canuck in pain throughout this series. As the supposedly objective example, now everyone thinks it’s okay. And here we are.

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      • Daniel Wagner
        June 14, 2011

        Yes, you can blame the crowd. They did it. They are culpable. Not sure how this is a complicated concept.

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      • Dave
        June 14, 2011

        No wonder you can’t spell. You moronish comments speak to your general lack of intelligence. You probably find this all very entertaining as players are bashed and broken, lying on the ice. I’m sure genuine Boston fans don’t want you commenting for them!

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    • Leah Brown
      June 14, 2011

      That video makes me sick………I think it points out the difference between “us” and “them”, being “Classy” and “disgusting”……….

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  2. Kezzi
    June 14, 2011

    The Bruins are their fans have made me forget all about Chicago. God knows how they would have reacted to the Canucks winning the Cup in their building. Probably pulled out their guns. They are such good sports. Not like us dirty, diving, cheating Canucks. Obviously Raymond did such a poor job of selling the injury that he convinced them to take him to the hospital. Boston sportswriters should probably just show up there now and make sure he’s not just laughing with some pretty nurse, feeling just fine, knowing he has hoodwinked the refs again, like all the Canucks do. Only… because he’s a Vancouver player, no ref will give a penalty anyway, so it was futile. Heck, if his head had fallen off it would have been giving an Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty and rightly so! The nerve of this Canadian team of fakers, bringing the fine reputation of the NHL and it’s sterling officials into question.

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    • Kezzi
      June 14, 2011

      *and* their fans….

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    • Karen
      June 14, 2011

      wouldn’t dirtying the ice with the blood from his severed head be a game misconduct? Or at least a delay of game.

      … lest I be completely tasteless, my thoughts and prayers are with 21.

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  3. beninvictoria
    June 14, 2011

    you gotta feel like a fanbase like that, doesn’t deserve a cup at this point

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  4. skott daltonic
    June 14, 2011

    a weak moment by otherwise solid fans.
    everyone hopes raymond is okay.
    that being said, BOTH fanbases have many, many, many dumb fans who say terrible things.
    browse twitter and it’s like reading the comments section of a CNN or FOX news story.

    it’s been a tough series but this hit, to me, looks like it was an awkward thing more than a vicious thing.

    and maybe, just maybe, if vancouver doesn’t spend so much time overselling and diving and embellishing every little play, maybe this gets called. and maybe, just maybe, the fans don’t react that way.

    more importantly, i hope he’s okay.

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  5. Jim Jackson
    June 14, 2011

    y’all hippies can’t see the forest for the trees out there… Boston’s just a far more likeable team than Vancouver. Vancouver aside from The Biter and The Bragger are just an unbelievably bland collection of bores and no personalities… That said, they might still win (or might not what with ‘Big-Game Lelongo’ in nets for Game 7), but what a bunch of softies just like you folks posting here… Geez…

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    • ShannonA
      June 14, 2011

      Don’t hate Jim Jackson not only are there 19,000 Canuck fans in Rogers Arena there has been a 70,000 to 100,000 fans out in the streets of Vancouver cheering on the most loved team on – on the West Coast and right now across Canada and around the world. So far as for Boston the only luxury the team has is being an original six team and only an arena of fans that holds how much? I Believe the most loved team from the Eastern Conference is MONTREAL, where Montreal Fans have been known to out cheer the other original six team in there own ice arena’s from what I witnessed and heard.

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  6. gumby
    June 14, 2011

    Also classy, the organ music and chant while waiting for a face off…

    Doodle-doodly do…. “CANUCKS SUCK”

    Doodle-doodly do…. “CANUCKS SUCK”

    Again, so classy!

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  7. Gabrielle
    June 14, 2011

    Wow, the guy has a fricken broken vertebra and they’re chanting flopper?? I wonder how YOU would like it Boston…

    Btws… they actually say “Bruins suck” in Vancouver too… just not as often.

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    • cc
      June 14, 2011

      What’s all this about about a fractured vertebra? I can’t find anyone reporting that.

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    • gumby
      June 14, 2011

      Do we have an organ intro for that?

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      • TheWellwoods
        June 14, 2011

        Yes. And we use it pretty much every game.

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  8. PorteauCove
    June 14, 2011

    Relax, and maybe consider decaf.

    Obviously, the Bruins fans didn’t know he was injured at the time. The hit was not hard, and there’s a long list of Canuck (and Bruin) flops in this series.

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  9. peanutflower
    June 14, 2011

    Cam Cole says this was a nice clean hit. The fractured vertebra thing was reported on 1040 this morning apparently, so not confirmed by the team. Out 4-6 months.

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    • Parker
      June 14, 2011

      Dan Murphy also tweeted about the fractured vertebrae a couple of hours ago. But since the team hasn’t said anything, it’s not too widely reported at the moment.

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  10. Chicky
    June 14, 2011

    I am so disgusted with the Boston fans, and their team right now, that I am actually questioning if I want to be a hockey fan in general. I don’t care what team you’re playing, if there’s a guy lying face down on the ice, obviously hurt, you shut your pie hole until he’s up again.

    It’s too bad we didn’t win it in Boston, I’m sure their “Klassy” fans would’ve torched TD center for us.

    I won’t even bother about the lack of reffing in this game. The reffing staff should be completely embarassed to be so chickensh*t of the Boston fanbase; they’re letting everything go, even a blatent interference call.

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    • John C
      June 15, 2011

      I think the Canucks bit off more than they could chew in this series. Tomorrow morning, the Bruins will celebrate and the Canucks will come here and bit*ch about the refs, Bruins fans, etc.

      Go Bruins…

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    • PapaBear
      June 17, 2011

      Maybe the Bruins fans should follow the “klassy” example of the Canuck fans and riot in the streets. What apile of crap…. Sore loser.

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  11. Getting fedup
    June 14, 2011

    It’s time the league starts doing something about the poor refereeing. The last couple years have been pitiful. The calls change from game to game throughout the year, so how are players supposed to know what’s a call and what’s not when there is no consistency. Keep it up and you’ll just drive frustrated fans away from the sport. Fed up

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  12. Chicky
    June 14, 2011

    I think that we should show the Boston peeps HOW to be classy fans. I would love nothing better than to see huge signs saying “Win it for Mason” out on Georgia Street, and pretty much all over Rogers’ Arena.

    I hope that MayRay recovers as fast as can be hoped for, and that we do indeed win the Cup.

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  13. pmoron
    June 14, 2011

    i would pay a 1000 bucks to see Van blow Boston out in the Final and have Daniel or Henrik skate by the Bruins bench and give the Marchand hand dust-off. I’ve always hated the Bruins and every game I hate them more than the last time. They make the Flyers look like the Dahli Lama.

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    • Jim Jackson
      June 14, 2011

      $1,000?!? wow, that’s a lot!!

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    • Kezzi
      June 15, 2011

      LOL! I just cannot imagine the Sedins doing that! But I wouldn’t blame them if they did. They get a freebie on this one, then can go back to being the class act they are.

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  14. shoes
    June 14, 2011

    Not only were the Bruins fans chanting “faker” at Raymond, but Collie and the refs along with the Boston players were chanting it as well. That was probably as classy as it gets in Boston. When the ref went over and talked to Boychuk……I really hope he didn’t ask if he was ok or “should raymond get a penalty”

    Anyway according to Mike Murphy…the hit by Rome on Horton was “a clean hit that was delivered late and resulted in serious injury” He won’t even dare comment on the Boychuck hit.

    So far this season….we have seen two Bruins players break two spines on late hits and neither got so much as a look from the NHL. Does anybody else think the most coveted free agent superstar in the history of the NHL will be Gregory Campbell?

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  15. elson_cheng
    June 14, 2011

    When Horton was injured by Rome, the players all tapped their sticks on the ice and the fans cheered in support. When Raymond was injured by Boychuk, the fans shouted “flopper” and erupted into chants of “let’s go Bruins.” I’ve been to games at Rogers Arena where players on the opposing team have gotten hurt and we’ve always had the decency to cheer them on. It disgusts me to see that Boston fans don’t even have the decency to clap. I don’t hate the Bruins themselves, I’m just disgusted at their fan base. They’ve become my most hated fan base in the league.

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    • PetriSkriko
      June 14, 2011

      In the immortal words of Sloan: “It’s not the band I hate, it’s their fans.”

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    • petdemon
      June 14, 2011

      Yeah right…. does the name Steve Moore ring a bell? You guys have the dubious distinction of hosting the most classless act in NHL history, encouraging it, then cheering it on while, and sfter it happened.

      Look in the mirror, Vancouver.

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      • Harrison Mooney
        June 14, 2011

        You’re right. A thing that happened seven years ago has plenty of bearing on this thing that happened last night.

        Erase the post.

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        • petdemon
          June 14, 2011

          It absolutely does have a bearing on this argument, when someone claims Vancouverites are so courteous to injured opposing players, while being mortally offended when another stadium cheers when they see your player go down after a timid hit at best.

          You guys are so isolated in your opinions – it’s a wonder nobody in the rest of Canada is coming to your defense.

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          • peanutflower
            June 14, 2011

            That game wasn’t even played in Vancouver and I bet you’d be hard pressed to find video or much evidence at all that Vancouver fans cheered while that was happening. Do you honestly think we hold that up as any sort of glowing moment in Canuck’s history. You’re completely missing the point here. Bertuzzi was penalized, suspended, sued and cast out of Vancouver af. There is no similarity at all, so go away.

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            • PetriSkriko
              June 14, 2011

              It was in Van.

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            • petdemon
              June 14, 2011

              The game where Bertuzzi cold-cocked Moore and drilled his head into the ice was most definitely played in Vancouver, and the entire arena was going crazy during the entire episode… right up until the point where the EMTs strapped his head down to the gurney.

              The point is that so many people here are calling Boston fans hooligans, while they only need to look in the mirror to see what the heat of competition does to the fan who has shelled out major dollars for seats, jerseys, beers – and needs a sports team for primary identification.

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          • PetriSkriko
            June 14, 2011

            Lots of Canadians are, you’re not paying attention. I happened to be at the infamous Bertuzzi-Moore game, and the crowd initially cheered (because Moore had been taking runs at Naslund), but after the pile cleared and he was motionless, the crowd took about 1 second to fall silent – the quietest I have ever heard a full arena. And as he was being taken off, everybody clapped for him.

            But keep inventing stories if it makes you feel better.

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  16. shoes
    June 14, 2011

    The NHL can put whatever spin they want on this check and they will of course….but after reviewing the clip for the 100th time…..there is no doubt in my mind that Boychuk had the intent to drive Raymond into the boards. To trot out the “d man finishing the check” so soon after the “horty” incident is simply bizzarre and insulting to hockey fans in general and Vancouver fans in particular. This was a prolongued check that started alright and but should have finished when the puck was gone for more than a second. Sorry, but that is the new rule according to hand puppet Murphy who is channelling Collies voice at the moment.

    Murphy and Collie blew it big time here.

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  17. peanutflower
    June 14, 2011

    I wonder if there would be any difference if the Canucks trainer had called for a stretcher instead. Dragging Raymond off the ice was likely the most potentially injurious way to do it, and as awful as it may sound, getting a stretcher out there, which wouldn’t have been remiss due to the injury, certainly would have added to the necessity to review the hit and possibly assess a penalty.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      June 14, 2011

      First Aid certified Harrison says: insane that they made him leave the ice that way. You never move a back injury.

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      • Chicky
        June 14, 2011

        When is the NHL going to take a step back, and say, wow, that’s twice this year alone that a Bruins’ player has fractured someone’s vertebrae. Maybe we should do something?

        Are they waiting until someone isn’t capable of walking again?

        I get that they’re all over the head shots, rightfully so, But we’re talking about someone’s spine here. Equally as important, in my opinion, as the head shots.

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    • Kezzi
      June 15, 2011

      I’m surprised that they didn’t call for a stretcher. Or did they and the Bruins staff looked around and said “Oh sorry… I think Nathan might have taken it home with him. Your guy’s not hurt so bad…just tell him to get up.”
      Seriously, who the hell thought it was a good idea to let Mason skate off the ice with an apparent back injury? That stretcher was out there so fast in Horton’s case. Is that a Vancouver training staff mistake? Would have been nice if someone from Boston had even cared to help.

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      • Harrison Mooney
        June 15, 2011

        Sounds like it was Mike Burnstein listening to Raymond. It’s a scary mistake to make, though; it could have permanently damaged Raymond’s spine.

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  18. Winnie
    June 14, 2011

    To the boys & girls of the game 6 TD Garden audience defending that they didn’t know Mason wasn’t diving, and are just being misrepresented by journalists/bloggers:

    What?!? You mean Luongo wasn’t dissing Timmy because he thinks himself the superior goalie? Consider. My. Mind. Blown. Canuck players aren’t all PADI certified. We have pests, but so does every other team in the NHL. Shit stinks regardless of who’s producing it. Henrik & Daniel (and Ehrhoff for that matter) aren’t actually equipped to carry babies to term despite some people’s emphatic opinion. They’re simply not the type of players who’d punch a guy out because “they felt like it”, some people just weren’t raised that way. Showing the Boston crowd jeering at Mason Raymond is sort of the same stunt as showing the Vancouver crowd cheering when Luongo was pulled in game 4. Context be damned & fans come off as fickle hypocritical morons. It makes for exciting television when there’s a villain people can rally against, but it’s rarely ever fair for the minority in question. If you feel like you’re getting the shit end of the stick simply because the people reporting it are speaking to a wider audience & therefore louder, just consider the times when you’ve jumped on an indignant bandwagon based on something you haven’t personally witnessed.

    You can either just suck it up & deal with it, preferably with a bit of class & not attempting to start troll/flame wars in order to have a presence in “enemy territory”, or you can start getting your news from a wider spectrum of reports as close to the original source as possible. Team fans will always have a bias, no doubt, but just consider any evidence of precedent before you go declaring sainthood of one team or the other being the worse most vile scum of the universe.

    As for the douches who believe this mounting bevy of injured players on the oppostion’s team are either faking it or brought it on themselves, well you can go f*** yourselves. Thanks.

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  19. Jenn in Van
    June 14, 2011

    My friend and I were outraged when we were watching the game and heard the distasteful chants coming from the fans as the trainer was talking to Raymond. It should’ve been apparent by the time he was leaving the ice with the help of 2 players that this was a pretty serious injury. What happens instead? The freaking organ player chimes in to the crowd already chanting “Let’s go Bruins.”

    A healthy rivalry is good but in the stands it has become distasteful, both from within Boston and Vancouver. Die hard fans and those who remember 94, can’t believe how uncivil it has become. Yeah it would’ve been nice for the Canucks to hoist the Cup in TD Garden, but part of me is glad they didn’t because I’m pretty convinced they would’ve been boo’d or pelted by garbage. Those who shrug and say “That’s Boston for you” needs their head checked. These players are still human beings and deserve civility and respect for what they do, regardless of their colours.

    I love the Canucks and I respect other teams. I’ll never wish ill or serious injury on any of the players even if they’re from Chicago, Calgary, or Boston. I don’t care if it’s been 39 years since Boston’s last Cup or Vancouver’s third attempt at getting their first, civility and respect shouldn’t take a back seat in the stands.

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    • C
      June 14, 2011

      Exactly! They initially thought he dove, fine. The jeering started after significant time had passed, and it was blatantly obvious that Raymond was hurt. Then, when he’s being carried off the ice by his teammates (where the flip was the stretcher??), no acknowledgement Raymond at all, from the fans or the Bruins.

      I don’t care who’s hurt. It could be my most hated NHL player, but I would shut the hell up and clap when he’s taken off the ice.

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  20. pmoron
    June 14, 2011

    Move along pestdemon. Nobody’s buying what you’re selling. I mean, hell if you’ll believe that I’ve got some tofu that tastes just like chicken!

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  21. timmyt
    June 14, 2011

    I have a suggestion for all you vancouver fans. STOP BITCHING! It was a freak play all boychuck did was ride him into the boards it wasnt malicious in any kind of way. It sucks he got hurt, but hockey is a contact sport and stuff like this happens.

    If your looking for a reason the fans chanted flopper than just look at yourselves. Anyone who watches the game can see the embellishment that goes on. The refs have even called it against your players a few times (burrows) maybe if your players played the game the right way then you wouldn’t be a called a flopper when something serious does happen.

    And stop complaining about the refs its a losers argument. The refs didnt cause luongo to let up 4 goals in the first period or for your team to be 2 for 31 on the pp.

    I look forward to a good game 7 hopefully for you luongo doesnt crap his pants again

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    • chloe
      June 14, 2011

      You came to a pro-Canucks blog to ask their fans to “stop bitching”. You can do the same thing on a Bruins blog, I guarantee they will appreciate and care more about your stance.

      You do know the fans didn’t start jeering until after the medical trainer was at Raymond side, right? And that they didn’t stop the “Go Bruins Go” chant until he was almost at the bench. This isn’t a case of the “boy who cried wolf” treatment, this is a case of the particular fans in that building that night showing a lack of decency to a severely injured player. That crowd doesn’t need your defending unless you were there and you thought throughout the entire incident that he was faking.

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    • Anonymous
      June 14, 2011

      “maybe if your players played the game the right way”

      Like the Bruins, right?

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  22. gumby
    June 14, 2011

    I like the pat on the back Boychuck gets on the back from the trainer at 1:44.

    Then the commentator going on about Boychuck making an impact on the series by a hit on Kesler, who was “never the same since”.

    Yay! Way to injure players!

    I will be glad, either way, when this series is over tomorrow. It has been the most depressing end to the terrific year the Canucks had.

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  23. fred karmally
    June 15, 2011

    When you see videos like this, and Chara hitting his own goalkie yet a Canuck getting the penalty, it is disgusting. The referees are either inept or crooked. In cricket they used to beat up the crooked or inept umpires until they smartened up. Best darn thing for the game. Needs to happen in hockey.

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  24. MD - I was There
    June 15, 2011

    I was at the game. I was one of the ones chanting. It wasn’t “flopper.” It was “Lu-ONG-O!” This is all a silly non-controversy to help you all feel better about having biting headhunters in VAN uni’s. Hope the fairy tale makes you feel morally superior.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      June 15, 2011

      It totally does.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      June 15, 2011

      Most fairy tales are cautionary tales not designed to make one feel morally superior. But in any case, I’m sure that you and the people around you were chanting “Luongo” and not “flopper.” But many people in the arena, enough that it could be heard clearly on TV, were chanting “flopper.” Other people at the game have confirmed and admitted this to be the case.

      And if you’re going to throw around “biting headhunters,” I feel justified in calling the Bruins a bunch of back-breaking cheap-shot artists. As Eddie Izzard says, fair play to the queen.

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  25. Dominator
    June 15, 2011

    If fans had known he was hurt, they would not have chanted “flopper”…think about it. Given the weird nature of the incident, seemingly innocuous with no speed or motion, it looked in real time like he was just slow to get up after what looked like a non-play one way or the other. Nobody anywhere could have guessed there was an injury on that play until he was walked off the ice or much later, when it was announced. I’ve never seen a play like that end in such a bad injury. Nobody wants to see an injury and its too bad it happened. But this was flat-out just crap luck on an awkward play where his body was at just the wrong angle.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      June 15, 2011

      Which is why you never, ever guess about that sort of thing. If you see a player lying motionless on the ice with a trainer rushing out to him, assume the worst and keep your mouth shut. It’s like guessing that a woman is pregnant: you’re just begging for trouble.

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  26. ptbull2
    June 15, 2011

    Bruins fans are fed up with diving by the Canucks, the examples are too numerous to catalog, especially after watching similar performances by the the Habs during the opening series oof these playoffs. By the way, don’t Vancouver fans know that screaming “Yankees Suck” just makes the Bruins think that they arte at Fenway for a Yankees game? Oh, that’s right, no MLB team in Vancouver. Why don’t you boo the American anthem and get a good start on being the classless losers you truly are.

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  27. sievert
    June 16, 2011

    HAHA!

    Canucks fans whining about “cheap shot artists”, what a joke! I actually respected this team until this series. They bit, they hit late often, they flopped and THEY LOST! Then the fans made Vancouver an international embarrassment and joke. Before this series, everyone here was talking about how beautiful a city it was, and what a great team this was, now everyone recognizes that the team is cheap, and the fans are cheap, classless hacks.

    Way to go Vancouver, you lost in more ways than one!

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  28. Emilyanne
    June 16, 2011

    At least Boston didn’t try to burn down their city and loot. Vancouver residents are animals. Boston was pretty peaceful and respectful. I was there celebrating with them.

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  29. Rose
    June 16, 2011

    Hey Kezzi, You think Bruins are “Dirty Players”? I have two words for you…NATE HORTON.,

    From where we’re sitting, Canadians look like a bunch of classless cry baby thugs who who

    caused massive trouble in their own “home”. Hey, we are the better team, hands down…

    just tally up the goals…it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure that out!!

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