Re: Official game 7 thread
posted at 5/26/2011 8:08 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Official game 7 thread
[QUOTE]Man, these next two days are going to suck Why couldn't they just get it done tonight? Why did Tim Thomas let in 5 flippin goals? Now I have to sit and think of what might have been and what might not happen. I mean realize people, one more loss like this and the fairy tale is over. This crap needs to stop. They need to grab an early lead in game 7 and put their skates on Tampa's necks
Posted by Swerengen[/QUOTE]
It's going to be alright.
I know how you feel, and I'm a long-time sufferer who almost always expects the worst.
Not this year.
The comeback against Montreal lit a spark of hope in my pessimistic heart that's been dormant for far too long (if for good reason), and I'm choosing now to believe in the Bruins success.
At least consider this: Prior to this year, NO Bruins team IN HISTORY had ever overcome an 0-2 deficit to win a playoff series. This year's team did...and not against just any opponent--against their most hated rival and the team that had brought about the most devastating losses in franchise history. AND on top of all that, it was a Game 7 that the B's won...AND they did it in overtime. Is there any scenario more potentially horrific than that??? Remember how you felt watching that OT??? But the Bruins delivered, and I'm choosing to believe that means they're destined for greatness--and not disappointment--this year.
Now, I fully admit, this is all wishful thinking. There is nothing to indicate in this series that the Bruins are necessarily a better team than Tampa. (The series wouldn't be knotted at 3 if that were the case). The Bruins could very well lose tomorrow night, and we'll be lamenting yet again what might have been.
BUT what is clear to me this year is that there's every reason TO BELIEVE. They survived a game 7 against the Habs, having come back from 0-2. They vanquished the team from the previous year that put their own stamp of ignominy on the franchise for all-time, and did so in 4 games. (A statement to be sure.)
If this is indeed the Bruins' season of glory, another tense and hard fough game 7 makes sence. More dramatic. Indicative of the kind of against-all-odds playoff triumph the Boston Red Sox put their fans through in 2004...which obviously was more than worth the angst of the process.
I'm at least grateful that Game 7 is on a Friday night. I get up crazy early for work and these weeknight contests leave me bleary-eyed and foggy the next morning. Win or lose I'll be able to sleep a bit later the next morning...and I have the feeling that Saturday will be a day for reflecting in the splendor of the Bruins' first chance at drinking from the greatest trophy in sports for the first time since 1990...and looking ahead to the reality of that happening for the first time since 1972.
It's crazy. It's nail-biting. It's never easy. It's the Bruins. It's our team. And it's time to BELIEVE.