"Worst" series that went 6-7 games

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  1. ChrisK97

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    There have been some series that were closer despite the amount of games played.

    Some notable close sweeps that were way better than 4-0 would indicate:

    Ducks/Red Wings 1997 (3 OT games, and the one exception DET fell behind 2-0 before rallying)

    Stars/Oilers 1999 (4 1-goal games)

    Chicago-Vancouver 1995 (3 OT games, the other was a 2-0 Belfour shutout)

    Montreal/Buffalo 1993 (4 1-goal games, 3 in OT)

    1992 Stanley Cup Finals (3 1-goal games (5-4, 6-5, 1-0), the other game was 3-1)

    1968 Stanley Cup Finals (4 1-goal games, 2 of them in OT)

    But on the flip side, sometimes we have had long series that were not as close as some of these sweeps where they were probably a lot of games not as close and not decided by 1 goal. Where the amount of games does not always indicate a hard, close, well played, tightly fought series?

    What would you consider some of the 'worst' series to go at least 6 games, if not 7? (i.e. the reverse 1992/1968 Cup Finals)
     
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    2011 was not what I could call a "bad" series, but there was a lot of complaining at having 3 shutouts and 4 blowouts.
     
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    True, but there was enough drama and hate to make up for it.
     
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    3 1-goal games in Vancouver probably keeps it from being all-time worst
     
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    1996. The last playoffs for the old Jets in Winnipeg. The move to Phoenix was a done deal and 8th seed Jets were clearly going to get bounced by top seed Red Wings.

    4-1 Detroit
    4-0 Detroit

    Then in Winnipeg an emotional win with the go ahead goal with less than ten minutes remaining and a couple of insurance goals.

    6-1 Detroit

    Then back to the Joe to finish off the lame Jets, eh? No. A 1-1 game in the third with the Jets getting the winner by Dave Manson (lol) and an empty netter. Sigh. Back to Winnipeg ...

    4-1 Three Wings goals in the 1st period ended a series that was never in doubt and was only enjoyable for Winnipeg fans wanting a last hurrah, one home win and one road win to send the deciding game back to Winnipeg.

    RIP.
     
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    Maybe not the worst, but sure one of the goofiest 7 game series let alone a final ever, I expected a close game 7 as all the games in Vancouver were close, but for it to follow the pattern of the three blowouts in Boston was just strange. Would that series not have the highest goal diff for a 7 gamer?

    How about one from the dead puck era, as a suggestion as I was not watching much hockey at all for a few of those years. I remember watching the third period of game 7 of the 2003 finals, Ducks V Devils, and feeling underwhelmed.

    Didn't watch much hockey again for a few years, took a while to get the stink out of my eyes!
     
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    I always thought the 1994 Final could have been 4 - 0 for New York. The Rangers probably should have won game one (lost in OT right after hitting the post), and then did win games two, three, and four.
     
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    I find it overrated. Some people talk about it like it was a great seven game series. The games in BOS weren't close at all and the Bruins easily got the better of VAN in the series even though the series score was 4-3. VAN wasn't close in any of the games BOS won whereas BOS could have won any of the games in VAN.
     
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    2003 Ottawa-Philly. Sens won in six games, with three of their wins being by 2 or more goals. Beyond Roman Cechmanek being booed in game 6, this series was kind of dull.
     
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    1999 sabres stars
    2000 stars devils
    2000 leafs devils
    2001 devils- hurricanes
    1996 jets wings much as I hate to admit it
    1996 penguins panthers
    2003 devils sens
    2003 devils ducks
    2003 sucks stars
    2004 sharks flames
    2004 flames lightning
    2002 habs- bruins
    2004 habs- bruins
    2002- every series involving the hurricanes


    Honestly there were a ton of crap series in the dead puck era, especially from 2000-2004. Those were just the ones that came to mind.
     
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    2011 stanley cup final.

    Last years Leafs vs Bruins.
     
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    Look no further than the Flyers-Penguins series in 2018.

    Hakstol was completely humiliated by Sullivan.

    The Penguins outscored the Flyers 28-15 despite the series going 6 games.
     
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    That wasn't very good for a seven game series. Andersen was inconsistent but a big reason why it even lasted seven games. The Leafs just weren't very good. The 2013 series between TOR and BOS was competitive, hard-fought and very good, though.
     
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    How about Flyers/Leafs 2004? Went 6 games, but wasn't that great a series outside of game 6 OT.
     
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    I remember that series being pretty fast and hard hitting. Leafs and Flyers were some of the only teams that didn't trap(Well when they got Hitchcock it started) in that era.
     
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    Are you kidding? That’s the best series I ever saw. Two teams that never see each other but twice a year forged a hatred that normally takes YEARS to fester! Emperor Palpatine would have loved the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.
     
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    I guess you haven't been watching hockey long then.
     
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    Been watching for over 30 years.

    Maybe “best” might not be the right word. Maybe I should have said “favorite.”

    I’m an admittedly biased Bruins fan who had never seen them win the Cup until June 15, 2011. I also happen to love physical hate-filled hockey.

    Sorry you don’t share my opinion. I’ll try harder to please you next time.
     
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    Thanks.




    Dunno, I only watched bits and pieces of the 2011 final, the cup winning aspect I understand. Just for example was it more exciting then any of the habs/bruins matchups during the Bourque era? Those series were absolute bloodbaths, all 10 of them.
     
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    The whole series had twists and turns throughout, one of the crazier series I have ever seen for the cup. 3 very close games and the blowouts in Boston and game 7, never knew what was going to happen just before puck drop.

    I still say the 03 finals, Ducks V Devils, dead puck era hockey at it's worst.
     
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    The Tampa/Habs series in 2015 kind of sucked. Tampa goes up 3-0 (although one game was really good with Johnson scoring to break the tie with less than a second left in regulation). Montreal won two more games but the end result was never in doubt. Game 6 was also over early.
     
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    :thumbu:

    I have to agree with this. The worst era by far, and this gets my vote as it’s worst series.
     
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    Obviously I'm biased, but Stars/Devils 2000 was a nailbiter. Outside of game 1, it wasn't high scoring but you have to give credit to Ed Belfour who had been a stalwart those playoffs. Couple of evenly matched clubs and a couple of long OT games to cap it off. Thought 2003 Sens/Devils was pretty good, albeit not sure how it was a for a neutral observer. Ottawa OT win in game 6 and the Devils getting the game winner with a couple minutes left in regulation in game 7 probably aged me a little bit.

    2001 Avs/Devils on the other hand was a weird series. While I've admittedly conveniently forgotten most of the details, I don't remember any of the individual games being good. And I definitely agree with 2003 Ducks/Devils being a tough watch outside of the sloppy game 5 and Kariya's moment in game 6.
     
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    In the context of this thread I believe "worst" refers to series that "should" have ended much sooner than 6 or 7 games. Your Bruins absolutely creamed the Canucks in every game in Boston, so give yourself a pat on the back ;)
     
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    Very true, but at least that series had a bunch of exciting games (1, 4, 5, 7).
     

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