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06-20-2011, 12:05 AM
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Vic Rattlehead*
 
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Arguing Boston won because of their offense is like Habs fan saying we got to the ECF because of Cammalleri.
Obviously if Boston didn't score goals, they wouldn't have gone very far either. Just like we wouldn't have made it without Cammy. But the number one factor was goaltending and that's why Timmy won the Conn Smythe.

Would they have made it without some stellar goaltending from Thomas? Considering they won three series in 7 games, two of which were all closely scored games, I'd have to think not.
Again, people are reading things that are not there in my post.

Boston would not have won without Thomas, sure. He was their best player by far.

However, Boston also doesn't win the cup without scoring 3.24 goals a game in these playoffs. Their offense stepped up when it counted.

The Bruins won the cup playing as a TEAM, a team that had excellent goaltending, superb defense, and a deep and balanced offense.

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