It was a dark and stormy night. In my mind anyway.
Boston wins 3-1 over Tampa in game five and takes a serious three game to two lead in the Eastern final. The series isn’t over, with game six now back in Tampa, but I’m sure Vancouver fans are already looking ahead to the Stanley Cup final with their Canucks playing Boston for all the marbles.
They shouldn’t plan ahead like this, but I think it’s human nature to do so. But a Vancouver-Boston final looks like a distinct possibility.
Yes it would be good to see two genuine hockey markets involved in the war for the big prize. And if Boston does make it, it’s definitely going to make me cheer even harder for the Canucks. The thought of seeing Bruins players skating around holding the Cup above their heads could drive me to drink.