Re: Believe they will win or they are Done?
posted at 4/21/2011 5:21 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Believe they will win or they are Done?
[QUOTE]Have any of the people who replied Done, reconsidered based on Game 3. It wasn't our best effort, but I would love to see some of you become believers again. I promise not to question it, I just want everyone to be on board this wagon before it's really gets moving.
Posted by RickyHussle[/QUOTE]
It's a fair question, but no, I haven't. (I originally predicted Habs in 7 but after the crud performance of games 1 and 2 thought the series would be over in 5 or 6.) Should the Bruins win tonight--obviously--it becomes anyone's series and I get a glimmer of hope, but no, I'm not convinced that the Bruins are ready to win this series.
Part of that feeling is that they had to cling on for dear life after being up 3-0 in game 3 and if not for Thomas they've blown it...
THAT SAID (love that waffling expression) there is a strange and noteworthy trend in these first round series of teams exploding for comeback wins (SJ vs LA--a 4-goal comeback....Wash. vs. NYR w/Rangers leading by 3 going into the 3rd)....and one could argue that while those teams --LA and NYR--folded....the Bruins ALMOST blew the lead but did not.
So perhaps there's more fight in these guys than I'm giving them credit for.
But I still see huge problems...the biggest 3 being: 1) Lousy ineffective PP. 2) CJ's refusal to play Seguin, which would at least help the PP out, and 3) that lack of killer instinct to put teams away when they're ahead. (I should add a 4th that the B's can never afford to get behind b/c they don't have the weapons on offense to mount a huge comeback.)
So I'm more than willing to hope against hope that I'm wrong...but while I may entertain them coming back to win their first series ever when trailing 0-2, if they lose tonight I flat out say it's over.