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07-15-2013, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Til the End of Time View Post
that first paragraph and especially the bolded are some of the most inane homerific stuff ive ever read on here.

good job.
To a degree. However some of the actual answer to how the two teams, as constructed when they met, actually compare involves the unanswerable question of whether a better coach would diminish to difference, if not eliminate the difference. We all, even you I think, agree that Bylsma has a huge ugly blind spot that played right into Boston's wheel house. Bylsma refuses to adjust to teams who go all out defensively. Now if we had a coach, say a Scotty Bowman for instance, who could adjust would it make a difference? Certainly. Enough that we would have advanced past Boston? The is one of those hypotheticals you can not answer as it is just that, hypothetical.

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