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11-13-2008, 01:52 PM
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It reminds me of the Simpsons episode where a group of guys from Shelbyville taunt a group of guys from Springfield about how they beat them in football 'almost half the time'
I was coming here to post that very thing...

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Bruins Fan #1: Sounds like Montreal's got a discipline problem.
Bruins Fan #2: Maybe that's why we beat them at hockey nearly half the time.

Although in all fairness to us, "half the time" should be replaced with a few times every half decade.

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11-13-2008, 02:15 PM
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Habs fan "100 years of bruin dominance"
Bruins fan "the tides are turning, we almost beat you last game"
Habs fan "so?"
Bruins fan "yeah well almost winning is better then not winning, so ha!"
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11-13-2008, 02:22 PM
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The first period of Game 7 was stressful.... they were all over us but Jesus Price was standing on his head.... once Streit made it 2-0 and then Andrei made it 3-0 within minutes of each other in the middle of the 2nd though... it was all gravy after that.
Just gravy? No curds or fries?

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11-13-2008, 02:25 PM
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lol nice analogy, though partly misplaced. The only part that fits here is the part where you equate the pretty girl with the habs. Your words not mine. Anyways, you can see the tide turning in this rivalry. You guys barely beat us on opening night, not to mention we outplayed you guys for most of that playoff series.

When it came to game 7, instead of being emboldened by their spirited play in games 5 and 6, the Bruins curdled like cream.

Bruins fans are like Sarah Palin when it comes to showdowns--all talk, in a high-pitched voice.


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11-13-2008, 02:26 PM
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It reminds me of the Simpsons episode where a group of guys from Shelbyville taunt a group of guys from Springfield about how they beat them in football 'almost half the time'
If I remember correctly it was basketball!

edit:guess not.. That was one of my fav episodes! Either way awesome analogy. I enjoy listening to the junk B's fans come up with every time we play them!

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11-13-2008, 02:27 PM
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If I remember correctly it was basketball!
Football - linked above.

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11-13-2008, 02:29 PM
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Just gravy? No curds or fries?
Actually it was a metaphor for poutine.

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11-13-2008, 02:29 PM
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what Boston fans dont seem to understand is, they dont ask you "HOW did you win?"
They simply ask "DID you win?"

and for a while, the only answer they can give is "no!"
Now they will say, "we owned you in 3 games during the playoff"
to that I say, good for you, to win a series, you need to own 4 games, not 3, you lose!
To win a Stanley cup, those 8 regular season wins vs the Bruins don't matter. Your logic works both ways.

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11-13-2008, 02:31 PM
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Actually it was a metaphor for poutine.
I should have known

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11-13-2008, 02:34 PM
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To win a Stanley cup, those 8 regular season wins vs the Bruins don't matter. Your logic works both ways.
You also have to start by winning something... anything really.. a game.. a series.

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11-13-2008, 02:37 PM
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To win a Stanley cup, those 8 regular season wins vs the Bruins don't matter. Your logic works both ways.
Teach us, oh master....

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All this rivalry talk and delusions of grandeur take me back to the Habs beating the Bruins in 71. Quote of the year by John Ferguson:

"That was the shortest bleeping dynasty I ever saw."

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11-13-2008, 02:47 PM
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To win a Stanley cup, those 8 regular season wins vs the Bruins don't matter. Your logic works both ways.
16 points in 8 games goes a hell of a long way to helping a team finish first in the conference.

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16 points in 8 games goes a hell of a long way to helping a team finish first in the conference.
My favorite is this:

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Well if you hadn't beat us every game last season, we'd be ahead of you in points. So if you think about it, we're better.

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11-13-2008, 02:57 PM
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I think we’re being unduly harsh on Bruins' fans gentlemen, there are plenty of genial characters amongst their ranks. There’s Gee Wally, Hab Habbieton and all those Boston fans who don’t have internet access.


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11-13-2008, 03:00 PM
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Keep it going!

Totally agree, regular season wise the Habs have owned the Bruins recently, and while the Bruins made a spirited comeback in the playoffs, they still lost.

That being said, the premise of my story was that the rivalry is alive again. Players on both sides feel it, the fans are into it (even in Boston, where the Bruins are just starting to pass the Revolution in terms of relevance, because of that series last year), and we the media feel it!

I grew up on the Bruins side of this, going to the games with my grandfather from 1984-1995. That was how it should always be for both sides. The passion, the fights, the amazing goals and comebacks from both sides. This was to what this new generation of Boston fans is Sox-Yankees. Unfortunately until 1988 very much like the Sox-Yanks until 2004! But still people came back for more!

Fast-forward to 2001-02, the season I started covering the Bruins and NHL and I haven't seen it resemble my childhood and teenage years until now. As I've grown as a reporter, you all know how much I've grown to appreciate your city and you as fans! You never let that passion go and never will!

I'll never forget when I first stepped into the press box of Game 6, 2002 (Koivu's comeback from cancer year) and the atmosphere. I almost cried thinking of my grandfather and the old Garden! Or drinking in the basement of Brutopia until the sun rose after the Habs eliminated the Bruins in that game. I listened and witnessed that passion and since then, I've never stopped respecting it! Thank-you!

That's what has been missing here in Boston until that Game 6 and that's why Bruins fans are clinging to it, building off it. Let them do that, because if they can ever sniff what I saw growing up and conceive what it's like in Montreal, this rivalry will be good for everyone, good for the game and the NHL!

Enjoy tonight, feel the emotion and keep battling with each other here. This is what the NHL needs and if it ever comes back, they will need to thank this rivalry for coming back!

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11-13-2008, 03:11 PM
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To win a Stanley cup, those 8 regular season wins vs the Bruins don't matter. Your logic works both ways.
those 8 games made us have home ice.
game 7, in the bell centre, the bruins didnt have a chance.

find any excuse you want. Montreal was better, is better and will always be better than boston

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11-13-2008, 03:14 PM
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All this rivalry talk and delusions of grandeur take me back to the Habs beating the Bruins in 71. Quote of the year by John Ferguson:

"That was the shortest bleeping dynasty I ever saw."
LOL... wow that must've hurt.

Altho that was quite a Bruins team... now they're just ruins.

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11-13-2008, 03:27 PM
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21-4 since the 2005 lockout vs Boston

Won the last 3 playoff series, 2 as underdogs.

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I have the numbers to proove my statement though.
Numbers that prove the Habs will always be better? I'd like to see those.

In all seriousness, from a Bruins fan perspective, I love watching these games. Yes, you guys have historically handed us our arses, but you can't beat the intensity. It's very much like the Sox - Yankees. It felt so much better when the Sox finally broke through. It may not happen this year, the Habs are still a damn good team, but I think we're getting a hell of a lot closer.

Cheers.

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11-13-2008, 03:29 PM
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Numbers that prove the Habs will always be better? I'd like to see those.

In all seriousness, from a Bruins fan perspective, I love watching these games. Yes, you guys have historically handed us our arses, but you can't beat the intensity. It's very much like the Sox - Yankees. It felt so much better when the Sox finally broke through. It may not happen this year, the Habs are still a damn good team, but I think we're getting a hell of a lot closer.

Cheers.
You were way better in 2002 and 2004 and we still won those playoff series, if there is a God, he hates the Bruins.

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I think we’re being unduly harsh on Bruins' fans gentlemen, there are plenty of genial characters amongst their ranks. There’s Gee Wally, Hab Habbieton and all those Boston fans who don’t have internet access.
Bahahaha that was awesome.

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You were way better in 2002 and 2004 and we still won those playoff series, if there is a God, he hates the Bruins.
There is a god. We call him 5on3. He most probably hates the Bruins.

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11-13-2008, 03:33 PM
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You were way better in 2002 and 2004 and we still won those playoff series, if there is a God, he hates the Bruins.
Define "better".
We finished ahead in the standings, but I don't really think we had a much better team. I liked our team last year much more than the 02 or 04 versions.
We were far too dependant on one player for offence, and he seemed to disappear every April.

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11-13-2008, 03:35 PM
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Define "better".
We finished ahead in the standings, but I don't really think we had a much better team. I liked our team last year much more than the 02 or 04 versions.
We were far too dependant on one player for offence, and he seemed to disappear every April.
You kidding right? In 2002 we had scrubs like Odjick, Dykhuis, Traverse, Brisebois, Perreault, Audette, Sundstrom, Dackell, Juneau, Van Allen...while you guys had a 1st place team...In 2004 you guys finished 2nd with Thornton, Rolston, Gonchar, Nylander etc.

You were better and we still won.

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