100 Reasons to Believe in the Bruins

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    51.  Because Vancouver is foolish enough to name a pizza place 'Boston Pizza'.  Bad karma folks, even with the name change.  ; )
     
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    We're going to hear a lot of chatter from the experts over the next few days, the vast majority of which will conclude Vancouver is the overwhelming favorite. Not so fast. With all due respect to an excellent Canucks team, there are many, many ways Boston can win this series. I want to hear the voices of Bruins fans on this between now and game time. * * * 1. Timmy Thomas has the ability to steal 1-2 games every series. 2. Lucic will be highly motivated in front of his hometown fans. 3. Seidenberg is stepping up as a stellar shutdown player and can single-handedly take on Vancouver's best. 4. Bruins just gave themselves, in Game 7, the perfect blueprint for success. 5. Despite all of the talk about Vancouver's firepower, Boston is scoring 3.22 goals per game, versus Vancouver's 2.78. 6. Boston's faceoff % in the playoffs has been 53.1%, leading to much more puck possession. VAN's is only 50.04% 7. The Bruins handle adversity extremely well, as proven by their performance under the highest pressure. Vancouver still has the weight of an entire country and heritage on their shoulders. 8. Mark Recchi's finals experience will have a positive impact on focusing Marchand's game. 9. They got this far with an anemic power play, and that power play % can only get better. 10. Boston has better depth. So keep it going....starting with #11 and let's hear your thoughts. Bring your "A" game....
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    52. Julien keeps shaking up the lines in-game and being less predictable.
     
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    53. We don't need any power play goal production to win just look at the last 3 playoff series!
     
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    54. The boston bruins are a true TEAM in every sense of the word!
     
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    55. Chara will check somebodys face into a stancion.

    56. All of Vancouver will call 9-1-1.

    57. Anyone that actually does call 9-1-1 will have their heads chopped off with the blades of Chara's skates.

     
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    55. Chara will check somebodys face into a stancion. 56. All of Vancouver will call 9-1-1. 57. Anyone that actually does call 9-1-1 will have their heads chopped off with the blades of Chara's skates.
    Posted by beantownmofo


    ^^^^ I move to strike these from the record because they are ridiculous.

    55. Johnny Boychuk will concentrate on defence first and pick his moment for the big hit rather than attempting at every opportunity.
     
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    #58- Because it is just flat out our time to win it!!!
     
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    #56- Because it is just flat out our time to win it!!!
    Posted by ejusox21


    57. Peverly will be dispatched in just about every situation = secret weapon.
     
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    59 Because we want Bruins to win
     
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    In Response to Re: 100 Reasons to Believe in the Bruins : Hey RHO, Congrats! I know you've been one of the fans that's stuck by them all year. It certainly makes it feel that much better doesn't it. Cheers buddy.....4 MORE WINS!!!!!!!!! 
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    60. because Barry Melrose says that Vancouver win the series!!!

    dez dont sell yourself short. u have stood in the bruins corner and stuck by them all year. so the list has a decent amount of posters on it that never gave up and it should feel good. cheers to u too 4 more wins!!!
     
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    In Response to Re: 100 Reasons to Believe in the Bruins : 60. because Barry Melrose says that Vancouver win the series!!! dez dont sell yourself short. u have stood in the bruins corner and stuck by them all year. so the list has a decent amount of posters on it that never gave up and it should feel good. cheers to u too 4 more wins!!!
    Posted by LoyalBlackNGold

    Thanks Loyal.....your name already says it all.
     
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    B's Goalie outplays opposing goalie...this has been a complete opposite in the last 39 years of playoff hockey for the B's. I've explained in other threads that you have to have a shutout goalie, one who won't give up the big goal in the big game. Thomas has 3 or 4 times in the playoffs played shutdown goaltending and it's been huge for the B's in two 7-game series. He has had some slips (more so due to B's breakdowns and poor penalty killing), but overall he's been the better goalie, better than Montreal, better than Philly, better than Tampa. This is the B's year where the goalie is better than the counterpart. It's refreshing and not coincidentally why the B's are finally back in the finals.
     
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    BOSTON HAS A WELL  ROUNDED HARD WORKING TEAM...PLUS TIMMEYS ON OUR SIDE.GO GET EM.....
     
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    Really tired of this stuff about Vancouver having more offensive talent than the B's.
    Can we put an end to this "more offensive depth" falacy for the Canucks?

    62. Boston has six players in double digit points this post-season, Van has 5.

    63. Boston has 15 players with at least 5 points, the Canucks have 11.

    64. The Bruin have 19 players who've made the scoresheet, Van has 17.

    65.  The Bruins have 14 players with multiple goals, the Canucks have 12. The Canucks have more top endscorers, maybe, but offensive depth? The numbers for that don't add up.
     
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    66. Because we are finally (mostly) healthy... and I can't remember the last time I could actually say that!!!
     
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    67. Vancouver's gift n smoke shops, Nightlife and Brothels are more conducive to send the Bruins flying high (from the games they played) back to Boston!
     
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    66. Because we are finally (mostly) healthy... and I can't remember the last time I could actually say that!!!
    Posted by Bruinfaninnewjersey


    ...:::Reads post.  Then knocks on wood:::...
     
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    68.  The city that saw Normand Leveille's career end so tragically, will also witness the Bruins 1st Cup in 39 years...From the agony of defeat, to the thrill of victory -  B's in 6!
     
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    #69 -- Because I live in Jersey among only Rangers, Devils and Islander fans and I need them all to shut the F up.
     
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    Lots of reasons around these parts, some from this thread and some from others. Keep it going if you want....#101 is next....

    1

    All ingredients Nashville needed to beat the Canucks.  The Bruins have them.

    BsLegion

    2

    And someone should tell Bieksa that Horton and Lucic are not Patrick Marleau. It will save him from a savage beating....

    jmwalters

    3

    Andrew Alberts will play in this series before its over and will cough up the puck for the winning goal.

    50belowzero

    4

    As the series gets longer, the Bruins will gain confidence while the pressure will mount on VAN.

    asmaha

    5

    Because Barry Melrose says that Vancouver win the series!!!

    LoyalBlackNGold

    6

    Because I live in Jersey among only Rangers, Devils and Islander fans and I need them all to shut the F up.

    zamboni24

    7

    Because it is just flat out our time to win it!!!

    ejusox21

    8

    Because the Pest (Marchand) will be effective against some of the guys on Van who are not disciplined. There are a few.

    callodthedom19

    9

    Because Vancouver is foolish enough to name a pizza place 'Boston Pizza'. Bad karma folks, even with the name change.

    gardenbees

    10

    Because we are finally (mostly) healthy... and I can't remember the last time I could actually say that!!!

    Bruinfaninnewjersey

    11

    Because we want Bruins to win

    Win-Jets

    12

    Boston has 15 players with at least 5 points, the Canucks have 11.

    red75

    13

    Boston has a well-rounded, hard working team.

    unclemiltie42

    14

    Boston has better depth.

    asmaha

    15

    Boston has Nathan Horton, Mr. Clutch

    SmokingJoe

    16

    Boston has six players in double digit points this post-season, Van has 5.

    red75

    17

    Boston is the city of Champions..... best sports city in the past decade...

    SmokingJoe

    18

    Boston's faceoff % in the playoffs has been 53.1%, leading to much more puck possession. VAN's is only 50.04%

    asmaha

    19

    Bruins are a better nickname.... sounds more intimidating than Canucks....

    days-of-Orr

    20

    Bruins can win 1-0 or 6-5 game, we are built to handle any type of game.....

    SmokingJoe

    21

    Bruins just gave themselves, in Game 7, the perfect blueprint for success.

    asmaha

    22

    Bruins rolling four lines, all capable of scoring huge goals!

    juniorfalcons19

    23

    Bruins were the best team 5-on-5 this season.

    49thparallel

    24

    B'S have better looking jerseys than Canucks.... no need to write Boston on the front, every hockey fan knows where the "Spoked B" plays their home games....

    days-of-Orr

    25

    Canucks have not trailed once in any of their series this year so I hope the Bruins can take game 1 and see how the Canucks react when playing from behind.

    Rufus604

    26

    Despite all of the talk about Vancouver's firepower, Boston is scoring 3.22 goals per game, versus Vancouver's 2.78.

    asmaha

    27

    Do it for Cam (already said, but is worthy of repeating)

    perrysound

    28

    Even Vegas has made Vancouver a -235 (70%) favorite to beat Boston. Wouldn't it be great if Boston came out in game 1 and won 6-0, to really stick it to and humble those arrogant nucks fans who think this series will be a cakewalk in 4 or 5 games?

    abra-cadaver

    29

    Everyone out here is taking Canucks in 4 or 5 and not even thinking Bruins will pose a threat.

    Rufus604

    30

    Fan support. There will be tons of black and gold in the stands in Vancouver. Don't expect to see much green and blue in Boston.

    red75

    31

    From all the wrap up articles, it appears that Neely, Chiarelli, and others have been participating in the game strategy and planning.

    bogie6

    32

    How about this one? And I know it's ironic, given how we all wanted him canned after the first two games of this year's playoffs, but CJ is an excellent coach and his system works extremely well.

    BigChara

    33

    I also hope Recchi gives all that is left in the tank...this is likely his last chance and he was pretty quiet in the TB series.....

    jmwalters

    34

    I can see Bergeron's line out score the Sedin's 5 on 5 if Chara and Seidenberg shut them down.

    BsLegion

    35

    I like Daniel Sedin saying(about Chara) that "we see those kind of defensemen every night". I suspect he'll feel differently after the puck's dropped on Wednesday.

    dezaruchi

    36

    I look forward to a few Ryder laser beams finding the back of the net in this series.

    BigChara

    37

    I want badly to see Bieksa try out Looch or Horton early on, preferably in the first period of game 1. Looch or Horton would hand Bieksa his a-ss

    BigChara

    38

    If Vancouver cannot get production from their top line (Sedin's) and Bergeron's line can match or out produce them 5 on 5 it'll throw Vancouver off .

    BsLegion

    39

    Including Hnidy we have only 5 guys with less than 5 points (Soup, Paille, Thornton, and McQuaid). The Canucks have 13!

    red75

    40

    It's a great feeling to realize the Bruins, through their sometimes rollercoaster play this year, have proven to be the beasts of the east and deserve to be exactly where they are.

    RichHillOntario

    41

    JJ. The Bruins are at or near the top in spending. After all those years of him being cheap, he pays to the max, so he can win one now

    perrysound

    42

    Johnny Boychuk will concentrate on defence first and pick his moment for the big hit rather than attempting at every opportunity.

    Kurako

    43

    Julien can put Chara in Luongo's face on PPs much like the Hawks did with Byfuglien who drove him nuts in last year's playoffs.

    RichHillOntario

    44

    Julien keeps shaking up the lines in-game and being less predictable.

    asmaha

    45

    Kaberle is due to shock some people with some under the radar nice play.

    SoxFanInIL

    46

    Keeping the streak going of Stanley Cup Champions opening the season overseas. 2011 Bruins??? (Czech Republic) 2010 Blackhawks (Finland) 2009 Penguins (Sweden)

    jalvis

    47

    Kesler has cooled. Ever since Burrows was reunited with the Sedins, Kesler's production had dropped. He had three points in the Sharks series including a 5-3 ppg.

    Bookboy007

    48

    KHL

    thedauber1

    49

    Let me see here..... Forsberg, Lidstrom, and Salming.... tough Swedes. Do the Vancouver Swedes have the same stuff? Not in my book.

    islamorada

    50

    Lucic will be highly motivated in front of his hometown fans.

    asmaha

    51

    Make this series about the role players and Boston is in a really strong position.

    Bookboy007

    52

    Mark Recchi's finals experience will have a positive impact on focusing Marchand's game.

    asmaha

    53

    Matt Damon is better looking than William Shatner. Oh..  By the way.  Number 28 (Recchi) is the only reason Boston will bring the LORD back to Boston this year.

    Canucks-Fan

    54

    More Rene Rencourt to fire up the home crowd! GO BRUINS!!

    MrVmax

    55

    Our bottom six forwards have 43 points already. Vancouver's has 13.

    red75

    56

    Our captain is much more intimidating than their captain.........

    dezaruchi

    57

    Peverly will be dispatched in just about every situation = secret weapon.

    asmaha

    58

    Raffi Torres stinks.

    Not-A-Shot

    59

    Real men wear black not blue....

    days-of-Orr

    60

    Ryder has shown a propensity to be reborn at playoff time.

    SoxFanInIL

    61

    Sedins, meet Mr. Chara and Mr. Seidenberg. Kessler, meet Mr. Bergeron, Mr. Recchi and Mr. Marchand

    asmaha

    62

    Seguin got more minutes than Recchi

    jwb413

    63

    Seidenberg is stepping up as a stellar shutdown player and can single-handedly take on Vancouver's best.

    asmaha

    64

    So that the Cup comes to Newfoundland with a player not an assistant coach or whatever he is.

    newfiewhaler

    65

    So that this time, when Bourque stands next to the Cup in Boston, it deserves to be here.

    red75

    66

    So the cup goes to Flint, Michigan. Talk about a town that deserves to see Lord Stanley. There's been nothing else to be happy about there for 25 years.

    red75

    67

    Something tells me the Canucks are going to find Seidenberg & Ference to better than the Canucks expected.

    BigChara

    68

    The "irony" factor, Part 1: The Bruins' current President, and one of the greatest Bruins ever to lace 'em up, started his career in Vancouver before coming to Boston (Kudos to Harry, one of the rare times you'll hear me say that), yet never won a Cup. Now he has a chance to do that as a front office guy, and it seems fitting he'll get the better of Vancouver once again.

    TryToBearIt

    69

    The "irony" factor, Part 2: Milan Lucic is a Vancouver native. Seems also fitting that he'll score the Cup-clinching goal against the team representing his "home town."

    TryToBearIt

    70

    The boston bruins are a true TEAM in every sense of the word!

    LUCICmilan17

    71

    The Bruin have 19 players who've made the scoresheet, Van has 17.

    red75

    72

    The Bruins handle adversity extremely well, as proven by their performance under the highest pressure. Vancouver still has the weight of an entire country and heritage on their shoulders.

    asmaha

    73

    The Bruins have 14 players with multiple goals, the Canucks have 12. The Canucks have more top-end scorers, maybe, but offensive depth? The numbers for that don't add up.

    red75

    74

    The Bruins nation has waited long enough!!!!!!!!

    juniorfalcons19

    75

    The Bruins will play the underdog role just fine!

    jpBsSoxFan

    76

    The B's gain a swagger and a confidence I've never seen with each passing game.

    SoxFanInIL

    77

    The B's have been better this year than any opponent Van has faced so far and have the record to prove it.

    jmwalters

    78

    The Canucks have seven guys who've played in the post-season this year and are pointless.

    red75

    79

    The city that saw Normand Leveille's career end so tragically, will also witness the Bruins 1st Cup in 39 years...From the agony of defeat, to the thrill of victory - B's in 6!

    hangnail

    80

    The Disney movie in the making. Tim Thomas just has that feel of destiny to him.

    red75

    81

    The first time Seguin flies by them in a blur and goes backhand top shelf on Luongo for a goal in the blink of an eye, the Canucks will go holy smokes, that kid's on the 3rd line???

    BigChara

    82

    The 'Nucks get very nervous when they get behind... they haven't had much experience in coming back.

    SoxFanInIL

    83

    The Sedin sisters and Mr. All-ECHL Alex Burrows, have not faced Mr. Zdeno Chara yet. Or wait, I guess they did in the regular season...and they lost.

    Fletcher1

    84

    The Sedins will see the best shut down center in the game (Bergeron) and the best shut down Defensmen in the game (Chara) Case Closed

    samsonov

    85

    The things the B's have that VC doesn't are resiliency and heart...they are a very difficult team to keep down for very long and sooner or later they end up on top.

    mattman1447

    86

    They got this far with an anemic power play, and that power play % can only get better.

    asmaha

    87

    They have Luongo.

    RichHillOntario

    88

    They start on the road.

    RichHillOntario

    89

    Thomas Gradin finished his career in Boston, not Vancouver, gotta be some sort of curse type thing!!!

    Nolakanookie

    90

    Thomas has 3 or 4 times in the playoffs played shutdown goaltending and it's been huge for the B's in two 7-game series. This is the B's year where the goalie is better than the counterpart.

    dannycater

    91

    Tim Thomas has allowed a total of one goal in his three career games vs the cannots.

    Orrthebest

    92

    Timmy Thomas has the ability to steal 1-2 games every series.

    asmaha

    93

    Vancouver's gift n smoke shops, Nightlife and Brothels are more conducive to send the Bruins flying high (from the games they played) back to Boston!

    SanDogBrewin

    94

    We don't need any power play goal production to win just look at the last 3 playoff series!

    LUCICmilan17

    95

    We have more Canadians! Well, except Timmy, Sides, Z, Kaberle and Krecji. To phrase another way...we have more Canucks!

    hendy77

    96

    We have seniority.

    Nolakanookie

    97

    We have to win the first one to start our Dynasty.

    perrysound

    98

    We need a new Banner for the new Rink.

    perrysound

    99

    We've already dealt with Montreal!!

    Nolakanookie

    100

    Yes, more Seguin. I think he'll have a lot more open ice given the Canuck's style of play than certainly he saw in the 1-3-1 scheme against Tampa. #19 will be a huge X-factor in favor of Boston.

    TryToBearIt

     

     
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    101. at some point, isn't it "your turn" to win?
     
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    102 - Even Habs beat Canucks ths year
     
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    #103 - Paille and Bergeron are two of the best PKers in the league and the Bs can run out 3 strong PK units
    #104 - Smothering D gives the twins limited room in front of the net
    #105 - The 4th line can be a second 3rd line and spell Bergeron's unit without much of a drop off.
    #106 - Assistant coach in Mark Recchi
    #107 - Because it would be so sweet to see Felger, KDP, and all the other haters eat crow.

     
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    #108 Tim Thomas has something to prove.  Never count out the guy who has fought for respect his whole life and still hasn't had it granted to him.

     
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