Re: Interesting re: Nash--Bruins scoring history
posted at 2/21/2012 3:03 PM EST
In Response to Re: Interesting re: Nash--Bruins scoring history
[QUOTE]If I had the secret formula for a Stanley Cup winner, with all due respect, I would not be posting on this forum. I think it is safe to say that scoring depth from multiple lines is essential in a great playoff as is outstanding goaltending, a shut down d-man (or pairing), and getting some bounces. The Bruins throughout the 80s and 90s had that 30+ scorer (Neely, Middleton, Pederson) but hardly any secondary scoring and it cost them as teams were able to key in and shut down one guy/line as we did to the Sedin Sisters last year. Statistically speaking, judging from past winners of the Cup, a 30+ goal scorer does seem essential as part of that balance. Teams without 30+ goal scorers probably struggle to even make the playoffs. Why not shoot for having both a 30+ scorer and secondary scoring?..and create a dynasty.
Names that come to mind behind those dynasties include Gretzgy, Lemieux, Yzerman, and Bossy. To expect us to squeak through 3 game 7s again with the same formula is highly improbable---that is not just statistical exercise.
Posted by lucdufour[/QUOTE]
That's exactly the current DNA of the Boston Bruins. Everybody shoots for a Gretzky, Lemieux, Yzerman and company. Problem is...only one of em comes along per generation, and you have to really suck, to get a crack at em. Perrenial playoff teams don't get the #1 pick in the draft.
Your right, winning 3 game 7's in a row, is a "lock"...not to happen. But so is beating Philly 4 straight, and going 6-0 on a west coast road trip. In fact repeating with any combination of players is pretty much pie-in-the-sky.
If your point is how nice it would be to have another 30 goal guy, I'm with you, but it's hard to get that going into the playoffs without subtraction.