The Edmonton Oilers are in Vancouver Friday night, and I think it’s safe to say that nobody cares. The Canucks aren’t even hiding how completely and thoroughly they’re looking past this game to the next one. The game starts at 6pm. I can only assume it’s because the team just wants to be finished an hour earlier than usual.
This weekend is all about the Boston Bruins, who, thanks to a dumb NHL schedule and then an even dumber NHL lockout, are only just now returning to Vancouver for the first time since they won the Stanley Cup.
Now, it’s possible that you don’t feel the hatred for these Bruins that you once did. After all, it’s been two and a half years, and there have been moments of catharsis in those 30 months — the Canucks went into Boston and got a small measure of revenge back in January of 2012, and we got to watch the Bruins lose a Stanley Cup Final just this past spring. Sure, we had to watch the Blackhawks win it in the process, but, you know, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
And anyway, it’s pretty easy to recover that hatred. I’ll bet that this great, short video by Tanbir Rana, one of our favourite Youtubers, brings it all right back. It’s one minute long. In that minute, you will go from this to this.
Perfect. Now I’m John Tortorella levels of ragey. This is me right now:
Bring on the Bruins.
That’s Filter’s cover of “Happy Together” from the Great Gatsby soundtrack, if you were wondering. It’s a great choice for a great video.
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