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07-22-2008, 07:33 PM
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OT: Bruins fans affection for Bergeron

The Bruins board has a thread that asserts the Bruins are the 3rd best team in the NHL--on paper. Not all of their fans agree with that evaluation but some of them are so wrapped up in hero worship that they wouldn't trade Patrice Bergeron for Evgeni Malkin or they'd be extremely sad if it happened. They're entitled to their fetishes. I wouldn't be sad if the Habs traded one (or several) of my favorite players for Malkin. On the contrary, I'd be happy. We'd no longer have to wish we had a 37-year-old Sundin for 2 years because we'd have Malkin for 15.

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Not with that defense and a goalie that has ups and downs as much as Thomas.

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*Waits for Vic Rattlehead to respond to thread...

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The Bruins board has a thread that asserts the Bruins are the 3rd best team in the NHL--on paper. Not all of their fans agree with that evaluation but some of them are so wrapped up in hero worship that they wouldn't trade Patrice Bergeron for Evgeni Malkin or they'd be extremely sad if it happened. They're entitled to their fetishes. I wouldn't be sad if the Habs traded one (or several) of my favorite players for Malkin. On the contrary, I'd be happy. We'd no longer have to wish we had a 37-year-old Sundin for 2 years because we'd have Malkin for 15.
I'd do it, Bergeron ain't got **** on Malkin. Especially post-concussion "questionmark" Bergeron.

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3rd best? Wow, talk about pessimistic. I think they could beat the combined rosters of Detroit and Montreal blindfolded, 18-2. It's true.

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I though Bruins fans were supposed to be the obsessed ones...

Basically the point of this thread was for you to say that you would not only be willing to trade Bergeon for Malkin, but you'd also be willing to trade some of our players? Awesome, so would every GM in the league.

While we're at it, why don't I mention a thread I read about Lucic on the Bruins board to say that I would be favour of starting Carey Price 75% of the time next year. It makes about as much sense and is just as relevant.

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I don't know about the Bergeron thing or top 3, but bias aside, the Bruins are a pretty good team on paper.

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The Bruins board has a thread that asserts the Bruins are the 3rd best team in the NHL--on paper. Not all of their fans agree with that evaluation but some of them are so wrapped up in hero worship that they wouldn't trade Patrice Bergeron for Evgeni Malkin or they'd be extremely sad if it happened. They're entitled to their fetishes. I wouldn't be sad if the Habs traded one (or several) of my favorite players for Malkin. On the contrary, I'd be happy. We'd no longer have to wish we had a 37-year-old Sundin for 2 years because we'd have Malkin for 15.
Most Bruin fans were saying the original poster was way off for saying they were the third best team in the NHL. And even more were saying the guy was nuts for claiming Bergeron to be better than Malkin.

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I bet they wouldnt trade Ryder for Rick Nash either.

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How a team can have 1.6M$ over the cap and have Sturm as best winger and Wideman as 2nd D? How a team like that can be the 3rd best team in the league???

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Most Bruin fans were saying the original poster was way off for saying they were the third best team in the NHL. And even more were saying the guy was nuts for claiming Bergeron to be better than Malkin.
Yeah but these days to judge a group of people you have to take the worst of the bunch as the example

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Bruins are a team that maxs out at 6th place in the east.

I like the Pens,Sens,Rangers,Washington,Philly,NJ and obviously the Habs as bets to finish ahead of Boston.

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I've stated many times that I think the Bruins are much better then most here think. It's easy to think that if you only base your judgement by the games when they faced the Habs.

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they have one of the deepest best balanced offenses in the League and they have lots of NHL-ready youth with potential (Bergeron, Kessel, Lucic, Sobotka, Krejci etc.) Goaltending and Defense are two rather large question marks. but IMO they're forwards play good defense. they're tied for my second favourite team

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I've stated many times that I think the Bruins are much better then most here think. It's easy to think that if you only base your judgement by the games when they faced the Habs.
Julien got the max of this team that was suppose to finish 15th. He might be fired by January.

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they have one of the deepest best balanced offenses in the League and they have lots of NHL-ready youth with potential (Bergeron, Kessel, Lucic, Sobotka, Krejci etc.) Goaltending and Defense are two rather large question marks. but IMO they're forwards play good defense. they're tied for my second favourite team
You cannot talk about deep offense when your best winger is Sturm...

They are not a good team, they have a good coach...

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Here we go again, laughing at the Bruins fans. Why? How bored are we?

They may not be the 3rd best in the NHL on paper, but they're a good team. One that's going to give the Habs trouble next season.

Of course, whoever wouldn't take Malkin on their team is either an idiot or already has Malkin on their team.

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Bruins fans are in a world of their own, forget about them. Apparently Ryder could score 40 this year!

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Bruins fans are in a world of their own, forget about them. Apparently Ryder could score 40 this year!
Ryder will reverse the curse on his own and we will never beat the bruins again

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Um, does anyone remember how people would choose Price Vs. Crosby thread on these boards?

Yeah, I thought so.

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I honestly thought this was a thread on the B's board - it was in the Northeast section.

Anyways, all I'll say is this: The B's are not the 3rd best team on paper in the league. Not even in the East.

Does this mean I'm allowed to take something stupid on this board and post it on the B's board now?

EDIT---By the way, I'd take Malkin over Bergeron any day of the week. And Bergeron is my favourite player - that's just how good Malkin is.

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Bruins fans are in a world of their own, forget about them. Apparently Ryder could score 40 this year!
Yes, because one guys represents an entire fanbase. Excellent logic!

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Bruins are not even the 3rd best team in the NE division.

Here is a bold prediction. With Sundin in the lineup, the Maple Leafs finish ahead of Boston in 08-09.

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Bruins are not even the 3rd best team in the NE division.

Here is a bold prediction. With Sundin in the lineup, the Maple Leafs finish ahead of Boston in 08-09.
But the Leafs already finished behind the Bruins with Sundin in the lineup last season.

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Julien got the max of this team that was suppose to finish 15th. He might be fired by January.
Here is the record of both teams against the rest of the NHL.
MTL:39-25-10 for 88 points
BOS:41-22-11for 93 points

We had pretty much an injury free season. They missed one of their top players for the whole season.

I dont know what kind of reasoning you guys are using but it's certainly not objective.

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