Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by DarrenBanks56, Jul 25, 2019.
Hope the folks who run the Bruins don't hold this as the bar.
Talk about low expectations.
Stanley Cup 2020 Champions
I’m not excited right now
It’s summer time - hockey can wait
I was crushed by Game 7 but not surprised. Five teams have lost Game 7 at home, and three of those have come in the last decade. I recall listening to the afternoon crew on 98.5 the day before, and when asked if they preferred that Game 7 be in Boston or St. Louis, they all replied "ST. LOUIS!" in unison. It gnaws at me but I still appreciate the hell out of the run they had and if I were to encounter a Bruin I would thank him profusely. I assume similar threads were tossed around on the Vancouver board eight summers ago.
Over Macho Grandé?
The bar has been set very high in these parts.
Had you told me that they’d make the conference finals last season, I’d have been ecstatic. Let alone go to game seven of the Final. But once you make it there, if you don’t win the thing, it’s a disappointment.
I’ve been on avoid mode since they lost. Haven’t worn any Bruins clothing or hats. Have sort of cringed when I’ve seen others decked out.
They did nothing this off season to cleanse the pallet.
I’ll start caring in early October. Even then, I’ll have a “wait and see” disposition.
I'm over it, but just totally aggravated by it when I think about it at this point (which isn't often). Tired of the game 7 losses at home...probably makes me an ingrate but whatever, runner ups doesn't do it for me.
Yeah kind of feel the same way,such a wasted opportunity,the stars aligned for them in the playoffs,not going to happen next season,sure they could still probably get to finals again,but it’s going to be a hell of a lot more difficult.
Yep, a ton of things went right for the Bruins, that’s why it was so frustrating when they lost the finals. It won’t come more laid out than that.
I don't want to play the Leafs again. Hated playing the Habs every f***ing spring and now it's the Leafs
Nope not a chance
They'll never have a wide open opportunity like that again.
And if you're going to get all the way to Game 7 of the Cup Final you might as well win the damn thing while you're at it.
This still f***ing sucks.
Bitter Hawks fan here. Really wish you guys pulled it off. I feel like most any other postseason this Blues team would’ve been bounced in the 2nd round. They got way too far on average talent, playing very dirty, and lack of calls. If you guys knocked the Blues AND the Canucks out of the Finals in game 7 you would’ve instantly become my 2nd favorite team for life. Not to mention shutting up those obnoxious Leaf fans for 3 years
Especially with Tampa getting eliminated so fast, really made it seem like you guys just had to get through Toronto to win the Cup.
For what very little I’m sure it’s worth, I’m really bummed for you guys that you couldn’t pull this one off.
A glorious opportunity indeed . Imo this opportunity will not happen again for who knows how long but long
I suppose you are right , the odds of getting back to the finals are slim but why rule it out completely? Last year’s experience may help the Bruins make it out of the tough division they are in . I think they can beat Toronto or Tampa .
My heart sank when Dallas choked against the Blues because I wasn’t worried about San Jose and the Stars.
They've shown they can beat Tor and I think TB has learned their lesson last playoffs. Here's the thing though that we all know..Age.
It's going to be a a factor ..one might argue it became one in the playoffs last season
I don't think for a second that as guys like Matthews marner and Tav who are young will keep losing to some of the elder bruins forwards .
I followed the Stars series closely and I wouldn't say they choked. They made it to the 2nd OT of Game 7 largely on the back of Ben Bishop. That game and series is over much sooner without his stellar play. Shots were 54-30 St. Louis in Game 7.
I know I'm sounding curmudgeonly here but just how much help should we expect? Columbus took care of Tampa for us, Carolina ousted our nemesis Holtby, and we had home ice.
So for me it was the Bruins who choked, not Dallas. If they couldn't solve Binnington I'm not convinced they'd have solved the bigger, more experienced Bishop.
Unlike the Canadiens, the Bruins own the Maple Leafs. As long as they win, I don’t care who the Bruins play.
Three game seven’s not sure I would say own,eventually all good things come to an end,games seven can be playing with fire ,we should be well aware of that.
I think the Bruins backend even with a declining Chara is much better prepared now to meet Tampa . Krug , Carlo , Grzelcyk and Charlie are all better players than when they faced Tampa a couple of years ago .
Has something to do with none of these guys ever being traded in their careers. Only Halak Coyle and the 4th line have.
Fair enough, just not a fan of playing the same team every year. I'm more of a different team every year kind of guy.
Pretty much my mindset as of right now as well. Cringing when your walking in public and randomly see a Bruins 'Conference champion's t shirt... I wouldn't wear that but you do you.
I was strangely at peace with it when we lost because I never expected we would be in the finals at all during the season. I think STL was also better than many gave them credit for. That being said, it will probably be the best shot they’ll have at a Cup for a while but maybe they’ll show up healthier and more balanced going forward. I get more and more grateful for 2011 every year though.
Having a hard time getting some excitement going for next season though. It’s a ****ing long season when you’re not the team that wins it all.
How would being traded in the past make them better at winning game 7 at home
NMC culture runs deep in the organization. Player movement is healthy look at the Red Sox this year with the exact same lineup and rotation. In these game 7s there’s no real “this might be our last game together boys” only the Acciaris are looking at a new post code in September.
Which is OK. I don’t have a huge deal with this. But combine it with stuff like Bergeron and Marchand never being separated no matter what and I think it leads to the let down.
The NHL was better when good players got traded for each other and switched teams all the time.
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