In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to NedBraden's comment:
It might be the biggest collapse/choke job I've ever seen. The Bruins board is all over me being honest. I mean, I have played a ton of hockey, lived it, seen it, watch a lot of it, that was bad. I have no idea how that happens barring the coach not doing things in such way that prevents 2 goals like that.
Even if it's not his fault he has to be fired. It's Goober Grady Little level.
I am pretty much speecheless and shocked. They may need to fire Julien. I am not a big fan of knee jerking moves but that is about as unacceptable as it gets. Barring us hearing of Marchand, Kreicji or Chara being injured, that is unacceptable.
Give me a break! As much as I hate to admit it, certainly not worse then the Pats losing the SB in the 2007 season. Undefeated, offense breaking records. Beat by the Giants due to the defense giving up an 83 yard game winning drive. That's a collapse! If your calling for any coaches head due to a collapse it would have been BB's after that game. The Bruins weren't even supposed to be in the finals. It was an over achieving season for them.
You're clueless. Pitt and Boston, on paper, were by far and away the best teams in the East. The Rangers are overrated. There are really no other teams with Boston's depth, continuity, youth and experience and talent level. Boston brought back essentially the same team as 2011 minus Thomas and Recchi! Rask was outstanding in the postseason and should have at least been A Vezina finalist.
Who do you think you are as some pink helmet in Nevada lecturing me on the Boston Bruins? Are you kidding me?
I picked the Hawks to win it all off the lockout, as I am sure many did. I had either Pitt or Boston coming out of the East. Hawks appeared to be healthier in the series, but that's also not an excuse for what happened last night.
Here is the real killer and the Fanboy Club over on the Bs board won't want to hear it:
The botch job in the Iginla deal showed up in the Finals. Yep. I said if Jagr isn't a difference maker and the Bs come up short due to him not helping, it will look horrendous on Chia;s resume. That's not the lone reason why they lost, but the PP last night was atrocious again and Jagr on the ice at even strenght was invisible since he arrived. He was never a fit here. They should have done whatever was needed to throw in something extra to sweeten that deal because Iginla is far more a fit than Jagr. Far more. Jagr just cherrypicks, curls and does that sideboard crap as if he's 20 back in Pitt in 1992 vs 41 in 2012. He is way too slow to be held accountable in Julien's system. I got mocked over there for saying Jagr uses far too long a stick (he does, it;s ridiculous), and it's because he is way too slow to use the long stick and his tactics of being strong on the puck, using his body and stick for space. It's only a matter of an extra second where he turns it over because he's so freaking slow to move with the puck. The younger players on the Hawks easily took it away and transitioned up the ice. This series was about puck control from faceoffs and transition in beteween the blue lines, but those dopey fanboys over there who think they know the game, as if no one else on planet earth does, think Jagr wasn't a massive detriment. They are dopey fans. They see the name on the jersey, know he is a HOFer and think it's 1998. Ugh.
It was a disaster to have the trade for Iginla done and then for Iginla to dictate where he was going for a crappier deal from Pitt. It's great Pitt got what was coming to them, but that hurt. I stated it then, and I state it now. Jagr did absolutely nothing to help the PP and did nothing on the Marchand line whatsoever. His display last night basically quitting because a boo boo on his nose was also classic gutless eastern Euro pansy Jagr. Hated the guy in the 1990s, still hate him. Not even close to Boston Bruin material.
Yet again we get the 2nd best trade deadline option because our front office isn't aggressive. He was aggressive in 2011 under pressure to do so and I lauded him for it. That is actually where some of those Fanboys didn't like my comments back then. They didn't want the truth. The truth was Jacobs made sure we always got the 2nd or 3rd best deadline option or NO option because he didn't want to win a Cup. He was/is too cheap and a disgusting loser owner.
He gets away with it now because there is a cap, but don't lecture me on that team. I've been a fan for 30 years and have been to literally 50 games at the old place. Best arena in the history of earth. My first ever pro sports game was there at age 5, a tie with Calgary.
I like Chia, but he screwed up royally there. He was lied to by Feaster which looks bad on Feaster and Chia.
Listen to you talking about collapses as a new pink helmet Pats fan. A choke is a choke. Brady and our cocky offense choked it down royally in SB 42 and 2 goals in 17 seconds in a must win game with under 2 minutes to go is also a choke.
It's right up there with Goober Grady Little not pulling Pedro. My grandmother was probably yelling at the tv to not let him start the 8th or yank him when the first hit happened.
Julien should have had his best and healthiest defenders out there. The Bruins stopped skating at times basically throughout the entire series, minus Game 3. Somewhat unaccpetable, IMO, and that is on Julien.
If a choke is a choke then why are you saying "It might be the biggest collapse/choke job I've ever seen."?
To where I had replyed... I think the Pats 2007 choke was worse. The Pats were expected to win the SB. Undefeated season, offense records how could they lose to the Giants. But they lost. The offense drove down with the game winning drive. The defense choked! Big time, allowing a 83 yard game winning drive by the Giants. Now that was a much bigger choke job, you don't agree?? The Bruins weren't expect to make it as far as they did, let alone win. The Pats were a pretty much lock!!! So if you think Julien s/b fired for that then certainly BB s/b fired for that SB loss. It was on him!!