I was disturbed as I watched the Bruins and Lightning contest the Eastern Division Championship. "Stap me!"' I thought. "The Canucks will devour either of these teams." They seemed to lack the quickness, speed and skill of the boys in blue and green. Not by a lot but noticeably. My overwhelming feeling was that the Canucks could punish either team with the speed of their transition game. Boston seemed casual and careless with the puck and slow to turn around when they switched from defense to offense. The Bruin's defense was good, if not all that mobile, but the Canucks have played good defenses before and prevailed. The only aspect of the Bruins' game that caused me serious concern was Tim Thomas who, when he wasn't being good was being spectacular and we all know what a hot goalie can do in the playoffs. I am not used to being confident about my favourite's chances. It makes me uncomfortable. And, never, never have I had the feeling that we could beat someone as I felt we could beat the Bruins or the Bolts. It has made me very nervous. Throughout the playoffs they have said and done the right things so I hope that, unlike me, the players are neither nervous nor overconfident. There's lots of work to be done yet but, you know, I think that we just might win this thing!