Worry Warts, People Who Are Scared and Non-Believers: READ THIS

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    Worry Warts, People Who Are Scared and Non-Believers: READ THIS

    Which team is better?

    Offense?  Bruins
    Defense?  Bruins
    Goaltending?  Bruins
    Special Teams?  Bruins
    Coaching?  Bruins

    But NAS, the Caps won the season series!  WHO CARES?  They only played four games and one ended in a shootout.  So, really, that game is still going on in the playoffs. 

    In those four games, Vokoun played three and Neuvrith played one.  Guess what?  Neither of them are in the playoffs!  Their green horn third string goalie will be in...and somehow people are afraid of HIM!  Oh, no!  A crappy AHL goalie!  If Thomas and Rask were out, do you think any opponent's fans would be comparing Khudobin to Penney or Dryden?  Of course not.  STOP IT! 

    People are "scared" of Ovechkin.  Someone wrote about his down season and how he'll tear it up in the playoffs because he's embarrassed.  38 goals is no embarrassment, and the year before he had "only" 32.  How has Mr. Scary done against the B's lately?  Over the last two years, he's played seven against the Black and Gold.  ONE GOAL.  Boo!  Very, very scary!

    The Bruins are better at all aspects of the game.

    Be proud, B's fans.  The Caps are going to get smoked.
     
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    Which team is better?

    Offense?  Bruins
    Defense?  Bruins
    Goaltending?  Bruins
    Special Teams?  Bruins
    Coaching?  Bruins

    ...Unfortunately all this analysis disappears as soon as they drop the puck on Thursday night. So B's don't sleep on it... just proove it !!!!
     
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    Re: Worry Warts, People Who Are Scared and Non-Believers: READ THIS

    Not worried. Not scared. Not a non-believer.  Just going to sit back and enjoy.  I hope they win but if they don't it won't ruin my life. 

    Anyhow, I still have my Stanley Cup DVD from last year.
     
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    [QUOTE]Which team is better? Offense?  Bruins Defense?  Bruins Goaltending?  Bruins Special Teams?  Bruins Coaching?  Bruins But NAS, the Caps won the season series!  WHO CARES?  They only played four games and one ended in a shootout.  So, really, that game is still going on in the playoffs.  In those four games, Vokoun played three and Neuvrith played one.  Guess what?  Neither of them are in the playoffs!  Their green horn third string goalie will be in...and somehow people are afraid of HIM!  Oh, no!  A crappy AHL goalie!  If Thomas and Rask were out, do you think any opponent's fans would be comparing Khudobin to Penney or Dryden?  Of course not.  STOP IT!  People are "scared" of Ovechkin.  Someone wrote about his down season and how he'll tear it up in the playoffs because he's embarrassed.  38 goals is no embarrassment, and the year before he had "only" 32.  How has Mr. Scary done against the B's lately?  Over the last two years, he's played seven against the Black and Gold.  ONE GOAL.  Boo!  Very, very scary! The Bruins are better at all aspects of the game. Be proud, B's fans.  The Caps are going to get smoked.
    Posted by Not-A-Shot[/QUOTE]


    One thing your forgetting NAS, If Ovechkin played for the Bruins he would have finished second on the team in scoring...To Tyler Seguin.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Worry Warts, People Who Are Scared and Non-Believers: READ THIS : One thing your forgetting NAS, If Ovechkin played for the Bruins he would have finished second on the team in scoring...To Tyler Seguin.
    Posted by kelvana33[/QUOTE]

    It's unknown where he might have finished.  Every single thing about the team and the season would be different. 
     
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    Caps are probably the second least intimidating team in the NHL, second only the Laffs. 

    Not worried at all. Even if they do get a lead on the Bruins Dirty Dale will go into hardcore prevent d-mode and blow it for them.

    Bad defense, unproven third string goaltender, inconsitant offense vs. the experienced, defensively and fundementaly sound reigning champs.

    5 games I'm guessing.
     
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    I'll laugh when Hunter puts them into prevent mode with a 1-0 lead 5 minutes into the second period.
     
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    [QUOTE]. Bad defense, unproven third string goaltender, inconsitant offense vs. the experienced, defensively and fundementaly sound reigning champs.
    Posted by Bisson1[/QUOTE]

    Yes sir!
     
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    I'm with you NAS.If it goes more than 5 I'll be shocked. And I don't play for the Bruins, so me being overconfident means nothing.
     
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    I voted 6 games. B's have a habit of starting slow so I think they may lose a game they shouldn't early on. Otherwise maybe 5 games.
    Nice thread NAS.
     
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    It wouldn't surprise me if the series goes to nine games, maybe 11. My prediction is that a goal by Tim Thomas will win the series in overtime of the 11th game.
     
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    [QUOTE]I voted 6 games. B's have a habit of starting slow so I think they may lose a game they shouldn't early on. Otherwise maybe 5 games. Nice thread NAS.
    Posted by WalkTheLine[/QUOTE]

    Agree on all points. I too like the thread as well.
    It won't surprise me if the Caps take it to six games but I'd be very surprised if the Bruins don't win this series.
     
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    Meh.  Here's what I know.  If the Bruins go out and sleepwalk through a game or two on home ice, then there will be all sorts of empty space on the bandwagon and a significant discount on pink hats.  And my heart rate isn't going to go up.  With this team, it's not about the qualities of the opponent or how quickly they can dominate an opponent or send them packing - though they can certainly do that - more than it's a quiet confidence that no matter what happens game to game, over 7?  Lights out, suckers.

     
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    The Bruins can grind out 1-0, 2-1 games or can post 7 goals in 15 minutes either way as you add more to the list Boston can hang. I don't think it is being cocky, viewing the matchup objectively or the opposite of EJ Hradek who will pick Boston to lose in every round.
     
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    I like this thread.  You can never take an oppenent lightly in the playoffs, but I like the distinction that jalvis and the OP have made: the fans can.

    The players need to respect their opponent and raise their game and all that.  But we fans?  We can see that this is a great matchup for the Bruins, compared to round one last year.  They should throttle them.

    An AHL goalie behind one of the worst and least physical defenses in the league?  We should be salivating.

    And I won't apologize for this if somehow the Bruins find a way to lose.
     
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    Many of the media pundits are predicting an early departure for the Bruins. I love it. That's the way to motivate these guys. Bruins in five, but I would not be suprised with four.
     
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    ....And the Caps have Wideman on the D....
     
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    Re: Worry Warts, People Who Are Scared and Non-Believers: READ THIS

    Look, the goaltending situation certainly seems to favor the Bruins, and in the playoffs that's huge....there's always the chance that this AHL kid is the 2nd coming of Ken Dryden, of course, and if he gets in the Bruins' heads early, stealing one or (gasp) 2 games heading back to Washington, that would blow big time.

    My greater concern about this series is twofold:
    1) I simply liked the match-up with Ottawa better. The B's really seemed in control of that team in the regular season, and while it's true that means little once the post season begins, I do think the Sens are a less dangerous team.
    2) There is explosive offensive talent on the Caps--#8 is obvious, but if Semin gets hot and Knuble pounds away at the front of the net, the B's could be in trouble trying to play catch-up in one or 2 goal games. Even Wideman is a threat on offense, altho' it's true his defensive liabilities kind of even that out.

    I'm not saying the Bruins are destined to lose this round, but I'm not as pollyanna at all about this match up as NAS, and maybe some others. If Wash. wins in 6, including one or 2 OT heartbreaker losses, I would not be the least bit surprised.

    As always, though--Go Bruins!!!!
     
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    I'm not getting that vibe from the board at all. People are talking all angles simply because there's so much time before the puck drops. In the end, this is what folks think will happen:

    Bisson1

    BOS in 6

    rochesternybruinfan

    BOS in 7

    Kurako

    BOS in 4

    shaunk

    BOS in 7

    islamorada

    BOS in 6

    esmaha

    BOS in 6

    SanDogBrewin

    BOS in 6

    Ronstar8

    BOS in 6

    scooter244

    BOS in 6

    Crowls2424

    BOS in 6

    jmwalters

    BOS in 5

    StanleycuptotheBruinsin2011

    BOS in 6

    Eric66

    BOS in 6

    49-North

    BOS in 6

    50belowzero

    BOS in 7

    lucicfan

    BOS in 6

    mattman1447

    BOS in 5

    BsLegion

    BOS in 5

    asmaha

    BOS in 6

    jalvis

    BOS in 6

    BadHabitude

    BOS in 4

    bim09

    BOS in 6

    BSXIII

    BOS in 6

    lucdufour

    BOS in 5

    boborielly224

    BOS in 6

    orr4neely8

    BOS in 7

    Pellzy

    BOS in 5

    ErnestoGiove

    BOS in 6

    derrickmorin

    BOS in 5

    HalifaxBruins

    BOS in 7

    KCMDux88

    BOS in 7

    hangnail

    BOS in 6

    Bleedinblackandgold

    BOS in 5

    BigD7

    BOS in 5

    moogfan35

    BOS in 6

    inflamedcolon

    BOS in 5

    Olsonic

    BOS in 6

    LoyalBlackNGold

    BOS in 6

    DrCC

    BOS in 6

    adkbeesfan

    BOS in 6

    jpBsSoxFan

    BOS in 6

    goodnewsbears

    BOS in 5

    kelvana33

    BOS in 5

    lambda13

    BOS in 6

    lereve77

    BOS in 5

    MeanE

    BOS in 5

    dezaruchi

    BOS in 5

    Bruinfaninnewjersey

    BOS in 6

    Bruinsforever

    BOS in 6

    dc-bruins-fan

    BOS in 6

    RickyHussle

    BOS in 6

    KMCI

    BOS in 4

    kevio19

    BOS in 6

    red75

    BOS in 5

    east-westBsfan

    BOS in 5

    jwb413

    BOS in 5

     
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    Re: Worry Warts, People Who Are Scared and Non-Believers: READ THIS

    Capitals in 6, sorry fellow fans. The fluke of 2011 will show in round 1.
     
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    Let's not forget that the Bruins stunk out the TD Garden in the first two playoff games, last year.

    If the Bruins keep their heads on their shoulders and their focus - the series ends early. Bruins in 5.
     
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    [QUOTE]I'm not getting that vibe from the board at all. People are talking all angles simply because there's so much time before the puck drops. In the end, this is what folks think will happen: Bisson1 BOS in 6 rochesternybruinfan BOS in 7 Kurako BOS in 4 shaunk BOS in 7 islamorada BOS in 6 esmaha BOS in 6 SanDogBrewin BOS in 6 Ronstar8 BOS in 6 scooter244 BOS in 6 Crowls2424 BOS in 6 jmwalters BOS in 5 StanleycuptotheBruinsin2011 BOS in 6 Eric66 BOS in 6 49-North BOS in 6 50belowzero BOS in 7 lucicfan BOS in 6 mattman1447 BOS in 5 BsLegion BOS in 5 asmaha BOS in 6 jalvis BOS in 6 BadHabitude BOS in 4 bim09 BOS in 6 BSXIII BOS in 6 lucdufour BOS in 5 boborielly224 BOS in 6 orr4neely8 BOS in 7 Pellzy BOS in 5 ErnestoGiove BOS in 6 derrickmorin BOS in 5 HalifaxBruins BOS in 7 KCMDux88 BOS in 7 hangnail BOS in 6 Bleedinblackandgold BOS in 5 BigD7 BOS in 5 moogfan35 BOS in 6 inflamedcolon BOS in 5 Olsonic BOS in 6 LoyalBlackNGold BOS in 6 DrCC BOS in 6 adkbeesfan BOS in 6 jpBsSoxFan BOS in 6 goodnewsbears BOS in 5 kelvana33 BOS in 5 lambda13 BOS in 6 lereve77 BOS in 5 MeanE BOS in 5 dezaruchi BOS in 5 Bruinfaninnewjersey BOS in 6 Bruinsforever BOS in 6 dc-bruins-fan BOS in 6 RickyHussle BOS in 6 KMCI BOS in 4 kevio19 BOS in 6 red75 BOS in 5 east-westBsfan BOS in 5 jwb413 BOS in 5
    Posted by asmaha[/QUOTE]

    How come there's only a couple of people who have predicted a Bruins sweep?

    I say hats off to those folks and they should be praised as the heroes they are.

     
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    Re: Worry Warts, People Who Are Scared and Non-Believers: READ THIS

     i dont care if Holtby plays out of his mind and pulls a Ken Dryden. Our goalie and team are simply better. Tim Thomas on a bad day is better than anything they have.

     
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    [QUOTE]Many of the media pundits are predicting an early departure for the Bruins. I love it. That's the way to motivate these guys. Bruins in five, but I would not be suprised with four.
    Posted by bogie6[/QUOTE]

    A few of them are being rational - this quote is from Noah Love over at the National Post

    Can anyone stop Boston when it counts?
    The Bruins will have to play without Nathan Horton for at least the start and potentially all of the post-season, but that certainly did not stop them from trampling the Vancouver Canucks in last year’s final. Nor did it slow them in the last three weeks of the season, when they went 9-2-1 to clinch their third Northeast Division title in four years. Does Horton’s absence hurt? Sure. Is Tim Thomas tired? Maybe. Are the Bruins likely to go out before the conference final? No. Pittsburgh might be the East favourite heading into the playoffs, but the champions are the champions, and just about anyone will have a tough time knocking them off.

     
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