Re: 30+ years!
posted at 5/26/2009 4:37 PM EDT
I've been watching the Bruins for more than 30 years adnd I've never seen them WIN a meaningful overtime. In fact, I can't remember them winning a meaningful game 7 either. Nothing has changed. I've read some other posts here and I noticed that grego84 is a great apologist. I'm guessing that you were born in 84 and therefore haven't been watching them as long as I have. Trust me on this, so long as the Bruins are owned by Delaware North and Jacobs, they won't win unless it's an accident. Delaware and Jacobs see the Bruins as a cash cow. They put in enough pieces to make them a threat, but never enough to put them over the top. Why should they? The seats are always full and adding the player(s) they need takes money away from the bottom line. They kept Harry Sinden in charge for years and don't get me started on his failures! My dream has always been to have enough money to buy the Bruins and hire Don Cherry for one day, for one task, and that is to FIRE Harry Sinden. Alas, it's never going to happen. Wake me up to the Bruins when they get that final piece of the puzzle. Til then, I'm speding my money elsewhere.
Posted by Boston-Cowboy
OK guys, I get he picture now, I think. Don't disparage the Bruins or suffer the consequences! Well, I'd rather suffer your wrath than keep quiet. Let me clear up some of the things I said.
First, first round and second round wins are not important, meaningful games or even series. Semis and finals are all that matters when you are trying to win championships. God knows losing in the finals hurts, "Too many men on the ice" if you're old enough to remember. If you aren't, then you have no idea what I'm talking about.
Second, I didn't say I wouldn't watch the Bruins, just that I won't spend money on them. I guess being a Sox fan has turned me into a masochist. I knew before the Bruins tied up game 7 that they weren't going to win if it went to overtime but I watched til the bitter end anyway, hoping against hope that I was wrong.
Third, the Bruins built great regular season teams in a lot of years but they can't get to the finals and the few times they do, they get swept (Oilers, anyone). If this was truly a winning organization, they would be in the semis and finals every year, not just the couple you pathetic apologists point out. Maybe that's enough for you, but with the other teams in Boston winning, I want my first love in sports to win too. Is that too much to ask?