Curse of the Bruins?

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    Curse of the Bruins?

    Since losing to the B's in 2010:

    Montreal

    2011 missed the playoffs, 2012 one win

    Philly

    2011 5 wins, 2012 missed the playoffs

    Tampa:

    Missed the playoffs, missed the playoffs

    Vancouver:

    One win, zero wins

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    All teams combine for seven wins, 19 losses and missed the playoffs 50% of the time.

     
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    Re: Curse of the Bruins?

    What about Buffalo? Didn't the B's beat them in 2010?

    Have they even won a playoff game since?

     
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    Re: Curse of the Bruins?

    jm, he's calling the 2011 season "2010"... short for 10-11, I think.

    Obviously Mont, Phil, TB and Van did not lose to the B's in 2010.

     
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    Re: Curse of the Bruins?

    In response to SoxFanInIL's comment:

    jm, he's calling the 2011 season "2010"... short for 10-11, I think.

    Obviously Mont, Phil, TB and Van did not lose to the B's in 2010.




    Correct!

    I'm off by a year.  Is it really 2013 already?  Where did the 90's go?

     
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    Sorry.....should have caught on. A bit soft in the brain lately.

    Must be the euphoria of the Habs getting trounced in 5 and the prospect of the leafs falling to the same fate tonight.

     

     
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    Re: Curse of the Bruins?

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

    Since losing to the B's in 2010:

    Montreal

    2011 missed the playoffs, 2012 one win

    Philly

    2011 5 wins, 2012 missed the playoffs

    Tampa:

    Missed the playoffs, missed the playoffs

    Vancouver:

    One win, zero wins

    --

    All teams combine for seven wins, 19 losses and missed the playoffs 50% of the time.



    The curse of the B's could even more deadly than the curse of Tutankhamun, watch out !

     
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    Re: Curse of the Bruins?

    Vancouver and Montreal after losing to the Bruins tried emulating them by this so-called term "team toughness" " hard to play against" . This has worked against them.

    Not sure what Tampa is trying to do but maybe that's how a guy like Labrie gets to play on their team.

     

     
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    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

      Where did the 90's go?



    By the way NAS, does this ring a bell?

     
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    In response to BsLegion's comment:

    Vancouver and Montreal after losing to the Bruins tried emulating them by this so-called term "team toughness" " hard to play against" . This has worked against them.

    Not sure what Tampa is trying to do but maybe that's how a guy like Labrie gets to play on their team.

     



    Another Nuck lover John Garrett was on Sportsnet last night lamenting another early ouster of the  Nucks and said that the NHL was letting big,gritty, rough teams to play and get away with stuff but "skilled" teams like the Nucks were not being allowed to play there game so Gillis has to conform which made Garrett upset. Brad May who was listeninmg to this said he doesn't know what type of rubbish is coming out of Vancouver but teams like Chicago,Pittsburgh and the like seem pretty skilled to him. Just more whining from the west coast, what we've come to expect.

     
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    In response to BsLegion's comment:

    Vancouver and Montreal after losing to the Bruins tried emulating them by this so-called term "team toughness" " hard to play against" . This has worked against them.

    Not sure what Tampa is trying to do but maybe that's how a guy like Labrie gets to play on their team.

     




    A lot of teams tried the B's style after their cup victory, including ones that the B's did not even beat.

    TO, Sens, Rags, even CHI tried it out for a year.

     
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    Another Nuck lover John Garrett was on Sportsnet last night lamenting another early ouster of the  Nucks and said that the NHL was letting big,gritty, rough teams to play and get away with stuff but "skilled" teams like the Nucks were not being allowed to play there game so Gillis has to conform which made Garrett upset. Brad May who was listeninmg to this said he doesn't know what type of rubbish is coming out of Vancouver but teams like Chicago,Pittsburgh and the like seem pretty skilled to him. Just more whining from the west coast, what we've come to expect.

     



    Interesting tidbit about Garrett, he played in the 1983 All-star game as an injury replacmement and 99 scored 4 goals on him in lss than 10 minutes......his career went downhill from there....:)

     
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    Re: Curse of the Bruins?

    In response to jmwalters's comment:

    In response to BsLegion's comment:

     

    Vancouver and Montreal after losing to the Bruins tried emulating them by this so-called term "team toughness" " hard to play against" . This has worked against them.

    Not sure what Tampa is trying to do but maybe that's how a guy like Labrie gets to play on their team.

     

     




    A lot of teams tried the B's style after their cup victory, including ones that the B's did not even beat.

     

    TO, Sens, Rags, even CHI tried it out for a year.



    What other teams (and fans) dont get, in my opinion, is that team toughness is what wins, not individually tough players. IMO, Patrice Bergeron is tougher than Colton Orr, although he would probably end his career in a fight against him. Being a tough team means different things to different people, but toughness to me means not backing down from one on one battles for the puck and not giving up when down on the scoreboard. It is NOT smashing everything that moves.

     
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    What other teams (and fans) dont get, in my opinion, is that team toughness is what wins, not individually tough players. IMO, Patrice Bergeron is tougher than Colton Orr, although he would probably end his career in a fight against him. Being a tough team means different things to different people, but toughness to me means not backing down from one on one battles for the puck and not giving up when down on the scoreboard. It is NOT smashing everything that moves.

     



    Well said. There isn't a single Bruin that is not willing to go in the dirty areas or sacrifice themselves for the puck. That's what wins in the end 9 times out of 10.

    Reminds me of the classic story about the 1983 finals when the Islanders swept the up and coming Oilers. After the loss in game 4 the oil players walked by the isle dressing room and saw a veteran team full of cuts and bruises and other wounds  from winning battles....and they took note on their way to a dynasty of their own. To win you often have to sacrifice something.

     
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    Re: Curse of the Bruins?

    In response to mikzor's comment:

    What other teams (and fans) dont get, in my opinion, is that team toughness is what wins, not individually tough players. IMO, Patrice Bergeron is tougher than Colton Orr, although he would probably end his career in a fight against him. Being a tough team means different things to different people, but toughness to me means not backing down from one on one battles for the puck and not giving up when down on the scoreboard. It is NOT smashing everything that moves.



    Exactly. It's about having some of your best players on your team being tough, too. 2 of the Bruins top 6 forwards drop 'em pretty frequently (Lucic and Horton). 3 of the other 6 are tenacious in the corners (Seguin is obviously the lone guy out of the toughness category, not being a knock on him, just that he's a space player). Just about all of their D-men drop 'em and/or can lay huge hits.

    In response to the original post by NAS: I love that teams go on to stink after we send 'em packing!

     
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    Re: Curse of the Bruins?

    Leaf's Nation must be getting nervous....

     
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