Worst Stanley Cup Finals ever??

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  1. Matty Sundin

    Matty Sundin Registered User

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    I see a lot of threads like best finals ever or best game ever, so I thought I'd start this lol. I'd say 2003 Ducks/Devils is up there. Even Devils fans have to agree this was a snooze fest.
     
  2. Nalyd Psycho

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    Easily 1918-19 when it was cancelled due to a flu epidemic.
     
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    Of all the dumb posts I've seen here this is right near the top. A Finals that went 7 games, is one of the worst series ever ???

    If your intent was to rip the Devils, at least pick the sweep in 1995.
     
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    Yeah, I agree with John. The game was not at a good place at that time, but the 2003 final was actually pretty interesting. The whole Stevens/Kariya subplot helped, and obviously there was drama because it went the distance.

    My vote goes to Colorado-Florida in 1996.
     
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    It's one of the worst ones I've seen.
     
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    1998 Detroit over Washington 4-0.

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    My pick is the Isles sweep over a sub-.500 Canucks in '82 for their third straight Cup.
     
  8. John Flyers Fan

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    Montreal sweeps the Blues outscoring them 12-3.

    The real final was in the semi's with Montreal beating the Bruins in six games, with 3wins coming in OT.
     
  9. Matty Sundin

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    Sadly yes, infact it was probably bad that it went to 7 games since I wanted it to end ASAP.
     
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    More bitterness oozing out of a 40 year old wound. Nobody was holding you down and forcing you to watch it. Maybe JFJ should have paid some mind to it and he could learn a thing or two from the Devils organization on how to put together a Cup contender.

    I was at 3 of the games in Jersey and they were all exciting. Kariya's play in Game 6was awe-inspiring. Brodeur made some remarkable saves throughout the series.

    The 1998 series between Detroit and Washington was pretty dreary.

    Nice way to try and introduce a topic in order to bash a team.
     
  11. NOTENOUGHBREWER

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    In terms of excitement I felt watching the games 2003 was pretty bad. 2002 was also pretty boring for me.
     
  12. Kesler Kills Kommies

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    imo, it gotta be the 2002 final. Everyone knows that the hurricanes would lost to the wings, it ends before it begins, and john, i thought moderators are suppose to lead by example on not to discourage/ insults members from posting. Report and/or ingore please!
     
  13. LVIsles*

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    1934 Chicago Blackhawks over Detroit Red Wings

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzz
     
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    Sometimes a good shaming is in order.
    Tragic is more like it... The Blackhawks star goalie died 15 days later...
     
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    Without a doubt the worst 7 gamer I've seen. But I'd put the Florida and Washington appearances and Carolina's 2002 appearance as the worst finals I've seen.
     
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    I actually liked 2003, but I found myself uninterested by Edmonton vs. Carolina last year for some reason.
     
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    I`d like to add another vote for Detroit/Washington in `98. Most of the picks so far have mismatches were there was actually a pretty good series in the round before. I think the teams should be reseeded before the final four so there`s still a chance of the two best teams playing in the final.
     
  19. LVIsles*

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    really,,, I just pulled that series out of my ***

    How did he die
     
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    2002, the Wings taking the Canes down in 5. The only good moments about that series were the special emotional moments for guys like Luc Robitaille holding the cup, and the last talk between Yzerman and his retiring coach Bowman. Other then that, these 5 games weren't all that exciting
     
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    Yeah the whole Edmonton losing their starting goalie and still rallying back to take the series to 7 was completely boring.

    Worst was Wings over Caps.
     
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    Chuck Gardiner died of a brain hemorrhage. He actually began suffering from symptoms during the finals. Had a weak game 3 and while he was excellent in game 4, when it went into overtime, he was replaced by the back-up. And it may have been longer than 15 days, but, it was that off-season.
     
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    Completely off topic, I remember having this book as a kid:

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    Gardiner became one of my favourite goalies after reading it, because of that story.
     
  24. MiamiScreamingEagles

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    Here is a bio from the Legends site:

    http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080...e=Player&page=bio&list=ByCountry&co=SCO#photo

    Unfortunately, Gardiner passed away on June 13, 1934, as a result of a brain hemorrhage. His death, just a few weeks after winning the Stanley Cup, was one of the most poignant stories of the NHL's early days. The Wee Scot was considered by his peers to be among the elite netminders of his time. Many in fact referred to him as the finest ever at his craft. A member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, Gardiner was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame as a charter member in 1945.
     
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    OMG me too!!!! I used to love that book, i had a hard time figuring out what the term 'money goalie' meant.
     

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