Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by DarrenBanks56, Jul 25, 2019.
Definitely felt like they were scrambling at 5PM on that one
He chose a helluva time to have his brain cramp. When St. Louis scored that second goal, my heart sank and I turned to my girlfriend and told her, "Game over. St. Louis is going to win the Cup". I hope that those tears that he shed at the end were remorse for his screw-up.
Agree with your entire post. Rask wasn't as good in game 7 as he had been in the rest of playoffs and Marchand's huge mistake in the first period is unforgivable. I also have some concerns about the leadership on the team.
What's most upsetting about the loss is that this, in my opinion, was the last kick at the can for this core. A major wasted opportunity, indeed.
What's your concern about leadership?
I`ve chosen to put game 7 in rear view mirror, works best for my sanity
They're right, some of what the Bruins did was against the rules and they got away with it. It was no where near as egregious as what the Blues did but still, Marchand speed bagging Sedin is a clear violation of the rules there should have been at the very least a roughing penalty there or a unsportsmanlike. That's not hockey, totally uncalled for, funny as s^&* if your a Bruins fan , but still uncalled for.
You know what else is not hockey? To deliberately hit opponents in the head trying to knock them out of the game and succeeding twice. All it cost them was a 2 minute minor and the 1 game suspension of 2 dime a dozen players.
If they put one past Binnington in the first 12 minute or whatever onslaught we had on them, we'd have won the cup no doubt in my mind.
Kid made some absurd saves especially on our powerplay.
Sucks but sometimes one guy can literally win you a hockey game.
I feel that, over the past decade, say, the Bruins have underachieved a little. The team really should have more than one Stanley Cup to its name. Over those years in the playoffs, for example, the team has come out flat on several crucial occasions and blown a 3-0 series lead. In the two seasons in a row in which the Bruins did not make the playoffs, it felt as if the team had given up or, worse, was indifferent. They didn't appear to want to fight to make it into the post-season. All this, I think, speaks to questions about leadership.
Outside of 2011 this core has basically choked every playoffs on home ice at some point or another.
This Bruins team is the mid 80s Mets. Underachievers when it’s all said and done. Making three cups has been great and I have enjoyed this decade of hockey like never before but they had a chance to be remembered as an all time great core like the 70 and 72 Bruins....(it can be argued that group underachieved a bit as well)
There really are too many excuses here for the lack of cups won the past ten years. Way too many ifs and buts
I used to follow the Mets a lot more closely. Still follow the Steelers and Bruins. Gave up on the Pacers years ago.
I have quite the talent of picking bridesmaids. But I guess it’s still a better run than most team fans have
What game 7? Don't know what any of you are talking about
It's not always the best team or the team that plays the best that wins. We've seen that countless times.
So ya, I'd say your right , that is objective. To deny that is the opposite of objective.
I'm not as upset about the gaffs that resulted in goals, or the brutal officiating.. more just disappointed such a tightly knit group, professional, experienced, skilled, deep.. couldn't come together to win one game. Ultimately, to me it was the missed offensive chances early. They didn't score on the only PP.. Marchand shot the puck into Binnington's armpit instead of the top corner, Krejci and Johansson both missed on brilliant opportunities.. even Nordstrom's 3rd period chance could have swayed the momentum.
You have to score to win a game.. Bruins couldn't get one despite the chances.
Credit to Binnington for the saves, but I don't think he's really that great. He came up real big on the biggest stage.
Whole series stung yet another wasted chance
Here in Toronto (Oshawa for me), the Raptors winning the NBA title the very next night helped me deal with all the band wagon Leaf fans - who suddenly became Raptor fans and I haven't heard a peep from any of them.
Personally, yes it sucks. But I cling to the hope that DKH has given all of us here... we are winning in 2020. It was never meant to be.
Enjoy it St. Louis
So do you think there’s a solution to this problem?
Not worth the discussion when one is a complete homer.
I'd say there is a stronger case for them overachieving over the past decade.
Not sure that leadership is a factor one way or the other.
First line can make 300 pts this year, i don’t care, they are chocker until they win the cup. Real chanpions are at best when it count not in regular season.
If you go back 10 years the Bruins should have won 2 Cups....but
2009 - lose Game 7 at home to Carolina - second round - doubtful they would have beaten Pittsburgh in ECF
2010 - lose Game 7 at home to Philly - second round after leading series 3-0. Could they have beaten Chicago? doubtful
2011 - Win Stanley Cup
2012 - We are introduced to Braden Holtby and lose Game 7 at home in Round 1. They lost 3 of 4 at home - Still, if they had advanced a Cup was possible.
2013 - 17 seconds.
2014 - Poutineville - Lose Game 7 at home in second round - if they had won that game they would have most likely won the Cup
2015-2016 - both seasons finished 9th in the conference
2017 - Claude gets fired - lost all home games to Ottawa who won series 4-2
2018 - Lose in the second round to Tampa
2019 - ARGGGGGGGHHHHHH
The one constant is the team with the exception of 2011 is soft at home
The Hawks were loaded in 2010, but still young.
The Flyers' goaltending in that series may be the worst ever in a Final. (Luongo was excellent in 3 of the 4 games in Vancouver.)
So the Bruins could've lit up Niemi.
Repeating is very difficult and the even if they got past the Caps in 2012, the Kings were firing on all cylinders.
I do think the 2014 squad could've handled the Kings had they not underachieved/choked against the Habs.
2019 the path to the Cup was cleared for them, which they took advantage of. But Game 7 at home was an unmitigated disaster, hence this thread.
There's still time but only one Cup for this squad will be a bit of a disappointment.
The game has changed - having home ice in Game 7 is now a liability
This year the Bruins lost 3 of 4 games in the SCF at home - I have my theories why but it is what it is. I just know the Bruins seem more focused on the road than at home and of course, the one game that they had a chance to win the Cup in 2011 was on the road.
I am looking at the tape for the first time in 7 weeks and I now think this was worse than 'Too Many Men"
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