Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bruins win the Stanley Cup (initial thoughts)

Shut down the #1 power play, winning 3 game 7s, Brad Marchand(desire) (Dustin Pedroia on skates), Bergeron 2 goals, the trades for Kelly and Peverley in particular, Tim Thomas, Tim Thomas, Tim Thomas == shutout and dominated, the leadership of Mark Recchi.  I have my issues with very conservative Claude Julien but you have to give him all kinds of credit for winning this series in particular.
Only the 3rd team in major US sports history to win a game 7 on the road for a championship
heart, leadership, TEAM, played the whole playoffs without Marc Savard, Krejci was so solid but not noticeable by the average fan but a real fan saw what kind of series he had.  I'm remiss to leave out Chara's leadership, and his and Siedenberg's defense that neutralized the excellent Canuck offense.

Highlights -- the Ryder save, the Thomas stick save, the Horton injury,

I'll try to write something much more professional after the scotch and exitement wears off.  I can tell you that my #32 Don Sweeney sweater is making the trip to Fenway this weekend.


Brent said...

Congrats on the Bruins winning.

Zebster said...

Cuz and I will have a couple posts up soon with pix from our day at the Bruins ralley and Sox game.
Brent, I meant that I probably got the Montreal West phrase from one of those 2 people.