It is not very often that a Canadian city hosts a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup finals, but that's exactly what's happening tonight in Vancouver. You can expect tens of thousands to gather downtown in what promises to be a big party, whether or not it has a happy ending. They might need to declare Thursday a holliday. The good news is that Vancouver has won every game at home and historically the home team is 12-3 in the 7th game of finals, so there is reason to be optimistic. The biggest problem facing the Canucks right now is that they don't have a legitimate tough guy on their roster. When Shawn Thornton skates over center ice in the warm-up and shoots a puck at Luongo who is stretching on the side boards, somebody needs to clock that guy! The Canucks need a Gino Odjick or a Tiger Williams.
I'm confident the Canucks can win, depending on which Roberto Luongo shows up. Evidently he now sucks when he can't take a pre game walk along the sea wall. He'll get to take his walk today before the game.