Re: Huge Win!
posted at 2/27/2011 7:17 AM EST
In Response to Re: Huge Win!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Huge Win! : exactly... and going 20 years without winning a second round matchup says what to you?
Posted by 40YrsNoCup[/QUOTE]
Just a question but...you see the irony in making a big deal of winning a second round series, right? There's winning a Stanley Cup, and then there's all this other b.s. "data" that the media chucks at the wall to have something to talk about. I used to love listening to Toronto media talking about making the Finals, that it would be so much better in Laff land if they had just made the Finals once or twice since 67.
They haven't won a second round series in that stretch because for the first ten years, they tried quick fix after quick fix to win with Bourque and injuries (Neely, Iafrate) bad goaltending, and a lack of depth killed them. The second ten years, they also had injuries (Allison, Samsonov, Thornton), and they tried to build around a guy who just wasn't able to be the foundation. They had to tear it down. Five years after dusting the bottom again, they look like a team that can play with anyone. And now we're up to date.
Point more than anything is you can't win the Stanley Cup in February. Last night, the Bruins played the best team in the league in their building and won. That's the kind of thing you have to be able to do to win a Stanley Cup, though, and I think people here are suggesting that it's an encouraging sign to see them do it. And because, again, it would violate the laws of physics to win a series played in June in February, that's about all they could have accomplished last night. So quit beyatching. Or beyachting, which is what spoiled rich kids do while spending their million dollar allowance while waiting for their trust funds.