Re: No 2011 Cup
posted at 3/1/2011 4:20 AM EST
In Response to Re: No 2011 Cup
[QUOTE]It's really simple. Are the Bruins good enough to win a Cup? Yes. Balanced scoring, commitment to defense, deep goaltending. Are they better on paper than every other team? No...but who cares? As Dr. CC points out, better on paper means a 1 in 5 chance at best. Otherwise, you're just better on paper. They have a shot, and nobody's feelings at this point mean squat - and I'm pretty sure wally and TTBI know it. That's why they'll still watch. And hoist more than a few if their feelings turn out to have been in error.
Posted by Bookboy007[/QUOTE]
No question they have a shot at winning it all. If I thought their chances were 0% I couldn't bear to watch.
For Fletch1 and Dez (and btw, dez--please...I don't mind your visceral reaction to yet another post of mine saying there are too many other teams in the east that are better than Boston, but i wish you'd give me at least a little credit and not accuse me of being a double poster...I only mentioned it b/c Wally posted something I agreed w/about 90%)....
my point is that if I had to lay $$$ down and were dis-passionate about the outcome, my money would still be on the teams w/the biggest offensive threats and the deepest level of talent....a lot of those teams happen to be loaded this year, and I think they reside in Philly, Tampa, Vancouver, Detroit, and maybe even San Jose.....
I guess everyone who jumps all over any post saying the B's won't win it all (NOT including Bookboy here, who always makes a good point w/out rancor even when he disagrees) isn't paying attention to the most important part, so I'll put it in caps:
I REALLY LIKE THEMOVES THIS TEAM HAS MADE....I BELIEVE IN MGT. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME, AND AM THRILLED THEY DIDN'T GET RID OF GUYS LIKE KREJCI AND THE TROONTO PICK EVEN THO' THERE MUST HAVE BEEN TEMPTING OFFERS TO DO SO.
That I don't think it's enough to go all the way doesn't make me a hater. I kind of wish people would see that and respect it for what it is. Simply put: I think the Bruins are a very good team that will not be able to get past what I feel are great ones...some of which happen to be in their own conference.
again--if the B's are even playing in the conference finals, I will be glad and a bit surprised. I also think the future looks even better. Does that really make me public enemy #1?