Re: How much faith do you have in your hockey team tonight?
posted at 5/27/2011 11:28 AM EDT
In Response to Re: How much faith do you have in your hockey team tonight?
[QUOTE]Faith, I was ten years old when Johnny Bucyk took the Cup for the tradditional first skate around Madison Square Garden in 72. Now imagine Chara doing the same thing in Vancouver in a couple of weeks. Give your dad a dope slap to stop whining and enjoy the game. The Patriots were never going to win a superbowl, the Sox were never going to win another world series. We have heard it all before. Well someones going to win this Cup and the B's are still in the mix. Thats good enough for me.
Posted by rmcd[/QUOTE]
I'm as old as you are, and yes, his dad deserves a dope slap.
There is a new reality now. This is not the NHL of 1972, 1980, 1999 or even 2003.
They may lose tonight, that is a reality. If they lose tonight it will be entirely different from those playoff losses before the CBA and lockout.
The world has changed. I still have the newspaper from 1972. I read it. I see misspellings because they didn't have spell check. I read about hippies. I see prices on stuff that is really really cheap. The world has changed.
What does he do for a living? What computer skills did you need in 1995? And today?
It's a different world, and the NHL is about getting young talent relatively cheap and fitting players under a cap.
And the Bruins have accomplished that as well as any team in the league.
Go look at the league and who is signed for how much and how long. See how many teams have to do the Chicago thing and dump salary and see where the Bruins are.
This is not a one and done this year.
They won. Win or lose, they won.