Canucks Go Wild
Jacques Lemaire took a shot at the Vancouver media following the 2-0 Canuck win. Vancouver reporters have asked him about his “boring” style more than once over the years.
“You notice there in the third, they’ve got five guys at their blue line and [their media’s] talking about our trap?” Lemaire said. “That’s a new trap.”
Lemaire has a point, but only if he thinks the hockey guys in Vancouver should be whining at Vigneault for playing Minnesota hockey. Since he really doesn’t want that, he should let the hypocrisy go. All he is doing is showing a lack of respect for his own brand of hockey.
Besides, the media will go along with the fanbase – including me – on this one: winning hockey is never boring. The Canucks will not be criticised for their style in Vancouver unless the losses pile up. Then we will hate it.
(Even granting that, Tony Gallagher is surely damaging his credibility when he describes the forgettable win against the Wild as a Goalie duel for the ages)