This would be a great line for the Buins

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    This would be a great line for the Buins

    Thorton--Seguin---Kessel

    Offense all the way

    I would pay to watch that

     

     
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    Awesome post.  Really tired of those 2-way forwards like Bergeron & Krejci too.  I know Seguin won a championship, how many do Thornton and Kessel have?

     
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    Thorton--Seguin---Kessel

    Offense all the way

    I would pay to watch that

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    A pity that the presence of one precludes that of the others.

     
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    In response to skater68's comment:
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    Thorton--Seguin---Kessel

    Offense all the way

    I would pay to watch that

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    A pity that the presence of one precludes that of the others.

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    Yes, a very simple paradox there (that would have precluded this foolish thread in the first place).

    If there's no salary cap and star players can be acquired without giving anything up, why not Crosby too?

     
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    I don't think so

     

     Thorton wasn't traded because of salary

    neither were Seguin or Kessel

     

    They were traded because Bruin management had decided they weren't worth keeping

     
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    Mega-Troll using his other accounts now.

     
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    Bruins 1st line would make an excellent 2nd line

     

    Goaltenting is what brought the cup to Boston

     
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    Looking at the boxscore at B's website

    Seguin shootout goal and 60% faceoffs

    Peverley Shootout goal

     

    nice trade for Dallas

     
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    Looking at the boxscore at B's website

    Seguin shootout goal and 60% faceoffs

    Peverley Shootout goal

     

    nice trade for Dallas

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    Mark Frasor has  6 goals. 3 of them on the PP.

    Great trade by Bruins

     
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    Goaltenting is what brought the cup to Boston

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    News flash genius, goaltending is the key to EVERY cup.

     
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    Looking at the boxscore at B's website

    Seguin shootout goal and 60% faceoffs

    Peverley Shootout goal

     

    nice trade for Dallas

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    This game anyway.

     
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    Can't judge a player like that I loved neely and in my opinion the best forward the bruins ever had but never won a cup. Bourque was one of the best dmen ever but it took a trade to the avs for him to win a cup.  

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    However, Neely and Bourque brought teams to the SC finals.

    Compare the Bruins line up to that Oilers team and that shows you what Neely and Bourque did for those teams.  I would argue that Kessel has a better team around him now then Neely and Bourque did back then.

     
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    Goaltenting is what brought the cup to Boston

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    News flash genius, goaltending is the key to EVERY cup.

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    Along with his record breaking season and post season play . His performance during the finals is what brought the cup to Boston

    "First goaltender to win the Stanley Cup, Vezina, and Conn Smythe trophies in the same season since Bernie Parent for the 1974–75 season"

     

    "Here are some of the stats from his playoff run this year:

    He set NHL record for most saves in one playoff year (798)

    Set NHL record for most shots faced in one playoff year (849)

    Set NHL record for most saves in the Stanley Cup Final (238)

    Fourth all-time for most shots faced in the Stanley Cup Final (246)

     

    He also finished with an 11-1 record when facing 35 or more shots, led all NHL goaltenders in goals-against average (1.98) and save percentage (.940) and shared lead in shutouts (four) in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, became the first goaltender in NHL history to post a shutout on the road in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, posted a 1.15 goals-against average in the Stanley Cup Final, the lowest in the modern era among goaltenders with at least five appearances, posted a .967 save percentage in the Stanley Cup Final, third all-time and tops among goaltenders with at least five appearances, became the 13th goaltender since 1927 to post multiple shutouts in the Stanley Cup Final (two), made 52 saves on 54 shots in the Bruins 3-2 win at Philadelphia in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal, stopped all 24 shots in posting a 1-0 shutout victory over Tampa Bay in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, posted the first shutout by a Bruins goaltender in the Stanley Cup Final since May 18, 1978, when Gerry Cheevers made 16 saves to blank Montreal 4-0 in Game 3 at Boston Garden (Game 3)…"

     

     
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    Pretty sure Chara is a franchise player. Lucic is a player every other franchise covets.

     
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    Bruins 1st line would make an excellent 2nd line

     

    Goaltenting is what brought the cup to Boston

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    not true. they outscored vancouver by like 50. krejci lead the playoffs in goals and points. 

     
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    Along with his record breaking season and post season play . His performance during the finals is what brought the cup to Boston

    "First goaltender to win the Stanley Cup, Vezina, and Conn Smythe trophies in the same season since Bernie Parent for the 1974–75 season"

     

    "Here are some of the stats from his playoff run this year:

    He set NHL record for most saves in one playoff year (798)

    Set NHL record for most shots faced in one playoff year (849)

    Set NHL record for most saves in the Stanley Cup Final (238)

    Fourth all-time for most shots faced in the Stanley Cup Final (246)

     

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    Quote all the stats you want, but you don't win Stanley Cups without at least good goaltending, and the Bruins had to score goals to win games.

    I don't believe the cup was a singlehanded effort by Thomas.

    After all, the Bruins went to the cup finals with Rask, and if Tyler Seguin had performed half of what Kane did, then they would have won.

     
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    If Seguin performed half as well as he did in 2011, they might have won in 2013.

    Thomas was great doesn't equal Thomas was the only reason they won the Cup.  The Bruins scored like crazy that Cup run.  They had 81 total goals - 22 more goals than the next highest scoring team, the Tampans.  Since the lockout, only Pittsburgh and Chicago have come close to that total with 79 and 78 when they won.  Anaheim scored fewer than 60 goals when they won.  Jersey and LA had 59 and 57 goals at the end of the playoffs in 2012.  The Bruins and Hawks and 65 and 64 total at the end of last year.  So, to recap, the 2011 Bruins scored more playoff goals than any team since the lockout, and as many as 24 more goals than previous cup winners.

    Oh, wait, it gets better.  Since the 1997-98 playoffs, no other team has hit the 80 point mark.  Only a small few (Detroit, Chicago and Pittsburgh) have hit the 70s.  You'd probably have to go all the way back to the Lemieux Penguins, just before scoring skidded down from the crazy levels of the 80s, to find a team that scored more goals than the Bruins did in the 2011 playoffs.

    But yeah, they only won because of goaltending.

     
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    In any event, that $20M line would put up a lot of points, which would be fun to watch until April when they'd take their talents to South Beach for golf season.

     
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    In response to Bookboy007's comment:
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    If Seguin performed half as well as he did in 2011, they might have won in 2013.

    Thomas was great doesn't equal Thomas was the only reason they won the Cup.  The Bruins scored like crazy that Cup run.  They had 81 total goals - 22 more goals than the next highest scoring team, the Tampans.  Since the lockout, only Pittsburgh and Chicago have come close to that total with 79 and 78 when they won.  Anaheim scored fewer than 60 goals when they won.  Jersey and LA had 59 and 57 goals at the end of the playoffs in 2012.  The Bruins and Hawks and 65 and 64 total at the end of last year.  So, to recap, the 2011 Bruins scored more playoff goals than any team since the lockout, and as many as 24 more goals than previous cup winners.

    Oh, wait, it gets better.  Since the 1997-98 playoffs, no other team has hit the 80 point mark.  Only a small few (Detroit, Chicago and Pittsburgh) have hit the 70s.  You'd probably have to go all the way back to the Lemieux Penguins, just before scoring skidded down from the crazy levels of the 80s, to find a team that scored more goals than the Bruins did in the 2011 playoffs.

    But yeah, they only won because of goaltending.

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    Yea I'm TT's biggest fan & even I don't think he single handedly won the dam thing by himself. There needs to be some objectivity here. NO GOALIE wins a cup by himself no matter how well he plays. He certainly has the largest impact to a certain degree, but he isn't the only impact. Thinking that way is being totally absent minded! 

     
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