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07-07-2013, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by MountainHawk View Post
The year Boston won the Cup, they were a well disciplined team that was below league average in PIM. Since then, they have drifted up the penalty rankings, and have failed to win the Cup again. This isn't an accident.

Being "tough" doesn't win hockey games. Scoring goals wins hockey games. The Bruins won a Cup because they scored key goals and had a goalie on fire.
Do not ever overlook you need good old LUCK to win a cup too......Those Bruins could have just as easily lost in the 7th game against Tampa that year...Tampa hit the post a few times etc ..Same with the Blackhawks this year for that matter.Its usually a crap shoot in the end many times.

The Flyers are not even remotely close to being the " bullies" type club as years ago. If we were we could have WON more cups....If todays team was as dominate Physically as the 70s teams and we had a Bernie Parent type goalie we would be right in the hunt , I don.t care what the ' new" NHL is. Intimidation is one hell of a weapon, especially when mixed with talent correctly and used to ones advantage.

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