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Old 05-21-2019, 06:21 AM
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Another week before the B's resume their destiny.I think the Shark's are done after seeing the ass-kicking they took at home yesterday.I'd rather see the B's- Blues anyway myself.
Me too. Remember he days of Bret Hull, Keith Tkachuch and Chris Pronger? They were a force those years yet they never won the cup. And of course, the most iconic photo in hockey and NHL history with all its great moments is Bobby Orr flying in the air after scoring the game-winning and Stanley Cup winning goal against who....yep, St Louis Blues. So that would bring an interesting dynamic to that potential series. Plus they won't have to travel all the way across the country and we're watching games until 1 am. And most importantly is I think the Blues are a better matchup for the Bs than the Shahhks and either way, let them go 7 games and beat the heck out of each other by the time the well-rested Bruins play them. I just hope this wicked long rest doesn't impact them, especially Tuukka's mojo he's developed.
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Me too. Remember he days of Bret Hull, Keith Tkachuch and Chris Pronger? They were a force those years yet they never won the cup. And of course, the most iconic photo in hockey and NHL history with all its great moments is Bobby Orr flying in the air after scoring the game-winning and Stanley Cup winning goal against who....yep, St Louis Blues. So that would bring an interesting dynamic to that potential series. Plus they won't have to travel all the way across the country and we're watching games until 1 am. And most importantly is I think the Blues are a better matchup for the Bs than the Shahhks and either way, let them go 7 games and beat the heck out of each other by the time the well-rested Bruins play them. I just hope this wicked long rest doesn't impact them, especially Tuukka's mojo he's developed.
Well if I've seen it once I've seen it a hundred times, with the Bruin's long layoff game one they come out sluggish. The Blues will be on a roll and take game one. Now if the Bruins do take game one then they should be in there for four straight.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:33 AM
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.... the most iconic photo in hockey and NHL history with all its great moments is Bobby Orr flying in the air after scoring the game-winning and Stanley Cup winning goal against who....yep, St Louis Blues.
Sad actually, Bobby Orr's career was cut short by the personal attacks he took to his body by the jealous others. I still say he was the BEST defense man to EVER play the game!
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Sad actually, Bobby Orr's career was cut short by the personal attacks he took to his body by the jealous others. I still say he was the BEST defense man to EVER play the game!
By far my favorite athlete ever.I could never describe to my three sons what it was like to watch him play.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:43 AM
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Well if I've seen it once I've seen it a hundred times, with the Bruin's long layoff game one they come out sluggish. The Blues will be on a roll and take game one. Now if the Bruins do take game one then they should be in there for four straight.
I most certainly worry about that infamous Bruins first period sluggish effort after a long layoff. Seen it happen MANY times and it's coming, no two ways about it. The trick will be Tuukka holding the fort until the rest of them get their skates going. If Tuukka lets in a couple of soft ones right off the bat, it's gonna be a long night. You would think they'll be pumped and jacked and hyped to be playing with home ice in the Stanley Cup finals that they will show up once the puck is dropped. Let's hope for a 3rd championship for Boston in 1 year! When was the last time that happened?

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Let's hope for a 3rd championship for Boston in 1 year! When was the last time that happened?
1935 but who’s counting?
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:37 AM
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1935 but who’s counting?
Definitely very cool! Makes you wonder what other cities experienced that within that time frame? I'm guessing not many, if any, even with the big market cities like New York and PA or Cally where there's two franchises for almost every single major sport, giving them more of a chance at that statistic.

One of my guys says to me the other day after I mentioned the possibility of a 3rd championship in 1 year that none of his 3 kids (oldest one is 23 I think) know anything about a season that goes by without at least a championship or winning in general or making it to the finals/superbowl. And he got married the year the Pats were owned by Victo Kayem when they went 1-15 LOL!

I predict Bruins in 6.
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Blues in 6. The Bruins are an awesome team, but STL is really hungry for this. Nothing can stop them at this point.
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I heard the B's brought in Belicheck as a consultant...Boston in 4
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Old 05-23-2019, 04:37 PM
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Definitely very cool! Makes you wonder what other cities experienced that within that time frame? I'm guessing not many, if any, even with the big market cities like New York and PA or Cally where there's two franchises for almost every single major sport, giving them more of a chance at that statistic.

One of my guys says to me the other day after I mentioned the possibility of a 3rd championship in 1 year that none of his 3 kids (oldest one is 23 I think) know anything about a season that goes by without at least a championship or winning in general or making it to the finals/superbowl. And he got married the year the Pats were owned by Victo Kayem when they went 1-15 LOL!

I predict Bruins in 6.
not sure about your question, but I do know that St. Louis and Boston are the only two cities to play each other for a championship in all 4 major sports
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not sure about your question, but I do know that St. Louis and Boston are the only two cities to play each other for a championship in all 4 major sports
Now that is a pretty cool stat I did not know! Let me guess:
1) Bruins vs St. Louis Blues 1972 Stanley Cup finals (not too many people know about that LOL)
2) New England Patriots vs St. Louis Rams 2001 Super Bowl
3) Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals World Series 2005/2013 and 8 other times! lol
4) Boston Celtics vs St. Louis Hawks 1957 Celtics win in the only game 7 of the NBA finals to go into double OT. (I knew the other ones but had to look that one up!!)

I'll tell ya, if you've been somewhat of a Boston sports fan for a while, you would know the first three for sure and you would know there is quite the sports history between these two cities, especially in baseball. Should be a good one.

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Blues in 6. The Bruins are an awesome team, but STL is really hungry for this. Nothing can stop them at this point.
I'm really glad your Blues prevailed after that highway robbery on that OT goal and I was actually rooting for them simply because of that and also I think they're a better matchup for the B's and they're a gritty team which I think will give the Bs a hard time. It could very well go the way you predicted it. Vegas has some interesting odds on this cup finals.
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By puck drop Monday night the B's will have gone 11 days without playing while the Blues will havegone 6 days plus traveled multiple times back and forth across US for 2 weeks.
I know everyone is showing concern over the B's layover but I'm not convinced there is any difference between 6 (plus travel) and 11 days when it comes to non-contact hockey.
NHL may have done B's a favor by holding off on the series starter until Monday.
Prediction.....game 1 will either be a slam fest with everybody trying to get themselves "engaged" or it will be a sloppy mess where everybody looks like they'd never played the game before. Either way, winner of game 1 wins by 3+ goals and likely will mean nothing in the long run of the series.
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They had a full squad scrimmage last night at the Fleet Center and it was sold out!

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not sure about your question, but I do know that St. Louis and Boston are the only two cities to play each other for a championship in all 4 major sports
Without doing any research I am not sure about your stat.... I gotta Figure Boston/New York have played each other for Championships in all four sports. Off the top of my head I remember playing the Giants and Mets. I have to figure the Celtics had to play the Knicks and Bruins had to play the Rangers (or Islanders) for a Championship at some point....well off to the internet to confirm.

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Without doing any research I am not sure about your stat.... I gotta Figure Boston/New York have played each other for Championships in all four sports. Off the top of my head I remember playing the Giants and Mets. I have to figure the Celtics had to play the Knicks and Bruins had to play the Rangers (or Islanders) for a Championship at some point....well off to the internet to confirm.

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How? Bruins and rangers have never been in opposing conferences.
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How? Bruins and rangers have never been in opposing conferences.
So here is a strange twist.... you are correct. But you picked the wrong stat to disagree with me about. The Bruins beat the Rangers in 1929 and 1972. Ironically the Celtics never played the Knicks in the finals.

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So here is a strange twist.... you are correct. But you picked the wrong stat to disagree with me about. The Bruins beat the Rangers in 1929 and 1972. Ironically the Celtics never played the Knicks in the finals.

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Probably because the Knicks think the Finals are a test at the end of the school year and they just go away on vacation.
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Great stuff, Jersus and Parapapam . Always enjoy learning about these historical connections to a championship that is about to take place. Makes for a much better experience all-around. Cheers.
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Let's get fired up, fellas! Blues fans welcome too!


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By far my favorite athlete ever.I could never describe to my three sons what it was like to watch him play.
I`ll give it a whirl

He fundamentally changed the way the game is played. He was the best player on the ice period. The position was one of big, plodding
oafs who couldn`t skate with power, speed, and ultimate agility. You have to watch hockey live to understand just how fast the game really is
being played.

Defensemen rarely went much past the red line. Orr cranked out the wheel coast to coast often over skating the play. He was that fast.
He went right through lanes that only forwards had been using before. He saw the whole picture like a symphonic director of brutality.
He went around, over, and through the mortals in his way.

When I think of speed, I think of Lafleur, Richard and others. Orr had that kind of speed. He drove the bus from the back seat like
an almost out of control hook and ladder truck.

Among his accomplishments.
Frirst D man to score 30 and 40 goals in a season.
First PLAYER with 100 assists in a season.
Only D man to lead the league in scoring twice.
Nine hat trick. Nine.
Only player to win the Norris,Ross,Hart, and Conn Smythe in a season.

He was simply the best all around player the game has ever seen.
He was a Peterbuilt lifting the front end all the way down the strip, and then go auto cross that same semi truck to victory.

It had never been seen before. His skates made a different sound when he wheeled out of the zone like a Jaguar passing Cheetahs.

Tragically, his left knee was shot at the age of 27.

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