2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 still stings

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  1. Boston Bruno

    Boston Bruno Mostly not serious input..

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    Don't let the vulgarity of game 5 mask the utter incompetence of game 2 either. That elbow was egregious and suspension worthy. Worthless ref gave him 2 instead of 5 and a game. Justice lies in the ot assist.

    Well done NHL
     
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    Clint Eastwood Eff the Habs

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    Alright to be completely honest, STL outplayed us throughout that game and I'm surprised it wasn't over before OT.
     
  3. Krupp

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    Meh. I feel like I've gotten over it at this point. I get annoyed watching people talk about the Blues repeating (yeah, no. They're not going to heat up like that again) but otherwise i'm good.

    I keep telling myself the season could've ended on a worse note; imagine getting beaten by Toronto, for example. I'll take a cup loss to the Blues in a game 7 any day of the week over that.
     
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    I think someday I will be able to look back at the playoff run and watching the B's making it to the final again and feel good about the season and how far they made it and think about the progress the team showed from the year before...but that day hasn't come yet...
     
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    It sure does,terrible wasted opportunity.
     
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    Tough one for sure, I was planning to have my 60th birthday party theme " Bruins win the Stanley Cup " on July 14th. Now my wife still pulled off a wonderful party for me, but I was sure they would win Game 7. But I still love them & the Celtics !!
     
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    I am still broken-hearted. Not so much for me but for my 80 year old Dad and two Uncles in their 70’s . I was going to have a huge barbecue celebration during the Stanley Cup Parade .
     
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    JOKER 192 Just a Fan

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    I had a way bigger problem with game 2 and 5 than I did with game 7. The Bruins lost game 7 fair and square , can't say the same for the above mentioned games.
     
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    Yup...

    Wasted opportunity. Rask was so good against Toronto even in elimination games and had that godly 3rd round once again only for the team to lose in game 7 of the finals. Bergeron was clearly dealing with something too. Oof.
     
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    That doesn't matter , they won by breaking the rules and it was allowed to go mostly unpunished.
     
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  12. BrainOfJ

    BrainOfJ GM of the Year

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    At least Brad’s legs are rested. Think about how useful that extra 8 seconds will be next season
     
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    My anger lies primarily with Game 7, and more specifically Brad Marchand. Sure we can refer to other games, but that's why it's a series.

    Show up when it matters most, and no one remembers anything else. The Bruins don't win in 2011 without Tim Thomas' godlike performance, so his OT gaffe in Game 2 against Vancouver is inconsequential.

    And do you think anyone in St. Louis is still upset over the hand-pass OT goal awarded to San Jose that could've cost them the Conference Final?

    The B's dominated the bulk of the first period. And while it wasn't ideal being down 1-0 on a somewhat fluky goal, as the period was winding down, I wasn't too concerned, nor were most in the GDT.

    But in the blink of an eye, on a play that midget coaches would bag skate their players over, it's 2-0. The mood in the building instantly shifted to doom, both on the ice and off.

    People on the main board mock so-called intangibles, but I never felt this B's squad had them. They had opportunities to seize control of the series, but consecutive strong performances for them was out of the question.

    Rask, who I've always defended, played a game on June 12 like it was a game on November 12. Brian Boucher said after Game 6 even with a loss, Rask should win the Conn Smythe. He wasn't that bad in Game 7, but it's perplexing he couldn't seize the opportunity, forever cement his legacy, and silence his critics once and for all. But as it is, his legacy is the Flyers series in 2010, 17 seconds in 2013, and a Game 7 no-show in 2019.

    And how do they go 1-3 at home in the Finals?

    With league-wide parity, I don't believe they overachieved and everything after say rounds one or two was a bonus. The B's were the first recent Cup runner up to return to the Finals, and it took them 6 years to get there. The Rangers, Lightning, Sharks, Predators, all seemed to have so much hope; but none have made it back to the dance.

    So it was a major wasted (not missed) opportunity.

    I do think it will slightly tarnish the legacy of this core if they only manage one Cup; and without Tim Thomas, we may be talking about the Buffalo Bills of hockey.

    OK, rant over. ;)
     
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    I didn't have a good vibe about Game 7 - I wasn't thinking tonight we WILL win the Cup but only tonight we COULD win the Cup.

    Then there was the fiasco of the banner captain. There was a strong rumor that it would be David Ortiz via video from MGH but it didn't happen and now we know he was wounded far more seriously than we thought since he is still in MGH. :cry:



    Aly Raisman????

    Why not Bucyk???

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    It hurts more than I was willing to admit.
     
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    Thought it was odd that Neely never did it either. It definitely set the tone right off the bat
     
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    I can't understand how people like Fenway feel.
    I know B's are something like 3-7 in Cup Finals
    from 1970 on, however getting there 10 times
    in 50 tries is pretty damn good. Add in Montreal,
    and Edmonton were dynasties and I can't complain
    about being a fan.
     
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    Marchand and Pastrnak put up points, but they had
    more shaky moments than I care to remember.
     
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    I watch highlights of PO wins 3-4 times a week.
    Hell I watch the highlights of both San Jose games
    which were awesome wins.
     
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    Game 5 is the one that makes me angry.
     
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    Bergeron was Jagr and Seguin like at 5 on 5 and is getting a free pass.
     
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    He wasn't great 5/5 but he produced 9 goals in 24 games. Seguin/Jagr COMBINED produced ONE goal and none
    in the SCF. That is mind numbingly bad.
    Marchand, Seguin and Jagr never scored a goal
    in a 6 game Cup Final.
     
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    I feel worse for fans who don't come from Boston.
    We have Pats and Sox to relieve the disappointment.
     
  23. Dennis Bonvie

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    How objective.
     
  24. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Eff the Habs

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    Yeah, but I don't give a **** about either of those teams :(
     
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    That is as true as when Vancouver fans say it. I’d rather take the lump on this one that make the Canucks fans complaints valid.
     
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