A Few Must-Reads Before Game 3


With a few more hours to puck drop, here are some great pieces on the series from across the continent:

Not all Canadians are cheering for the Canucks. The Canadien Press, through The Hockey News, has an interesting piece on the love of the Bruins in the Maritimes.

Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald has an interesting column on Bobby Orr and his thoughts on this year’s Boston team.

Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun takes a closer look at the most hated man in Boston, Alexandre Burrows. Though I am not a fan of Burrows at this moment, I do love the fact he mentions one of the loves of my life: ball hockey. Burrows was the MVP of the World Ball Hockey Championships in 2003 and 2005, leading Canada to Gold.

Kevin Paul DuPont of the Boston Globe thinks the Bruins are in trouble. Co-worker Tony Massarotti says the Bruins still have a shot, but time is slipping away.

Some good stuff at nhl.com. Dan Rosen and Corey Masisak answer six important questions about Game 3, while Emily Kaplan looks at how the travel may affect each team.

James O’Brien at NBC Sports also has a feature on Burrows being overlooked by all 30 teams.

Claude Julien shares his distaste for Maxim Lapierre.

Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun writes that the Canucks know they have not won anything yet.