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Bruins vs Flyers - BRING ON THE FLYERS!

View Poll Results: Who will win this series?
Flyers in 4 6 2.83%
Flyers in 5 5 2.36%
Flyers in 6 18 8.49%
Flyers in 7 8 3.77%
Bruins in 4 4 1.89%
Bruins in 5 27 12.74%
Bruins in 6 115 54.25%
Bruins in 7 29 13.68%
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04-28-2011, 08:19 AM
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One of the best things about the playoffs is that each year, each series develops it's own individual X-Factor.

It's good hype and makes for media stories, but if you have to rely upon externals like ghosts of playoffs pasts to be motivated, then you are already in trouble.

Having said that, somewhere along this series, someone please catch Mike Richards or Scott Hartnell in open ice with their head down!

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04-28-2011, 08:23 AM
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Special teams. Their PP is a joke and it MUST get going. Philly is a better team than Montreal and they will not win this series without help on special teams. And Lucic needs to get going.

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04-28-2011, 08:24 AM
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Here we go, the team I hate the most by far, yes more then the Habs!

Kill them Bruins!

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04-28-2011, 08:28 AM
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Special teams. Their PP is a joke and it MUST get going. Philly is a better team than Montreal and they will not win this series without help on special teams. And Lucic needs to get going.
The playoffs are more about matchups and individual team strengths and weaknesses than who the stronger or weaker team is.

Boston is head and shoulders more talented than Montreal but it was a matchup nightmare. The Flyers are actually a better matchup for the Bruins than the Habs as was evident with our 3-1 record with them during the regular season. That's not to say I think they're pushovers. It's going to be another hard fought series but I like our chances Vs. the Flyers better than I do against the Habs.

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04-28-2011, 08:37 AM
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The playoffs are more about matchups and individual team strengths and weaknesses than who the stronger or weaker team is.

Boston is head and shoulders more talented than Montreal but it was a matchup nightmare. The Flyers are actually a better matchup for the Bruins than the Habs as was evident with our 3-1 record with them during the regular season. That's not to say I think they're pushovers. It's going to be another hard fought series but I like our chances Vs. the Flyers better than I do against the Habs.
Speed is the Bruins enemy and although the Flyers have a few guys who can burn, I hardly consider them half as quick as the Habs.

Physical game- equal, not a worry for this fan

Puck Movement- Flyers clear advantage with Coborne and Timmo

4 line depth- which I believe will play a much bigger factor in a more physical series is the B`s

Goaltending- no need to look at this'

Coaching- CJ has shown this fan he is far more willing to change than in the past, we`ll see, if he falls back into his old ways, he`ll be looking for work, heck, he still may be even if this one is a war which had people thinking neither team deserved to lose.

Special Teams- Flyers PP better, but not by much

PK-Flyers can be deadly

This one`s tough to call, if the B`s can steal one in Philly, they`ll win, if not, oh gawd

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04-28-2011, 08:43 AM
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The playoffs are more about matchups and individual team strengths and weaknesses than who the stronger or weaker team is.

Boston is head and shoulders more talented than Montreal but it was a matchup nightmare. The Flyers are actually a better matchup for the Bruins than the Habs as was evident with our 3-1 record with them during the regular season. That's not to say I think they're pushovers. It's going to be another hard fought series but I like our chances Vs. the Flyers better than I do against the Habs.
Looks like my post was merged into this thread from the "x factor" thread. So while I agree about your point whith Philly being a better match up, I was saying that I think Boston's special teams needs to get going if they want to win this series.

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04-28-2011, 08:44 AM
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Philly's the favorite for a reason.

Philly has more talented and deeper forwards.
Philly has more talented and deeper defense.
Boston has more talented and deeper goaltending.
Philly has a slight edge in coaching.
Philly has a slight edge in special teams.
Boston has the X-factor edge.

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So which garbage goalie will be starting to begin the series... and which one in the middle and end?
prolly the one that has better stats than timmy this post season

in all honesty, should be a good series. looking forward to another dramatic one! good luck

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Is there a betting line going on which skilled player Richards injures yet? I may put 5 on Marchand
Seriously. Man I'd love to see someone run that guy and take him out.

More to the point, I'm not sure how we win this series if Lucic is injured. We need his physical presence and he can't even move out there.

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04-28-2011, 08:53 AM
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Not scared at all of the flyers. They had alot of trouble vs buffalo (a worse hockey team than the habs). We'll win this in 5.
buffalo was the best team post all-star break...with a goalie that is as good if not better than yours....

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Beat Number 1 hated team in 7 for the chance to play Number 2 hated team. I am not sure whether to love of hate this turn of events!

Seriously though, it will be a PLEASURE to play a team that won't be flippin' and floppin' and staring down the refs all game long. Now, we gotta keep our heads up too! Bring it on, and if Chara et al allow Hartnell to bang and crash Timmy, I am gonna be soooooooooooo angry.

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prolly the one that has better stats than timmy this post season

in all honesty, should be a good series. looking forward to another dramatic one! good luck

Yes you have a clear edge in nets. You got us there

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Looks like my post was merged into this thread from the "x factor" thread. So while I agree about your point whith Philly being a better match up, I was saying that I think Boston's special teams needs to get going if they want to win this series.
Agreed. The Bruins are only the 2nd team in the last decade to pull out a series without getting a PP goal. Doubt that history will repeat itself twice within the same playoffs.

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Game 1: Afternoon game in Philly = Bad Ju Ju.

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Revenge ? If Thornton is going to play he needs to be useful and attack Mike Richards right from the start to set the tone, whether it's by nailing him on the boards, a shot to the head or a little whack with a stick.

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buffalo was the best team post all-star break...with a goalie that is as good if not better than yours....
Maybe last year...but not this year.

Sorry but Miller was average this year in my books.

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Yes you have a clear edge in nets. You got us there
hey man, numbers dont lie!

haha.

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The key to win this series: SHOOT the damn puck!!!!!!!! Its not Price anymore.

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Revenge ? If Thornton is going to play he needs to be useful and attack Mike Richards right from the start to set the tone, whether it's by nailing him on the boards, a shot to the head or a little whack with a stick.
I couldnt agree more, we cant let Richards **** us again.

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Yes you have a clear edge in nets. You got us there
They're all fresh from having split the workload three ways.

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Maybe last year...but not this year.

Sorry but Miller was average this year in my books.
timmy had a great year, true. but miller did steal two games from us fwiw

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Revenge ? If Thornton is going to play he needs to be useful and attack Mike Richards right from the start to set the tone, whether it's by nailing him on the boards, a shot to the head or a little whack with a stick.
Very much agreed, surprisingly

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Game 1: Afternoon game in Philly = Bad Ju Ju.
The Big and Bad have been reversing a few trends lately so let's hope they keep it going

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Bruins in 4, watch it happen.

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Philly gets a LOT of PP's, they averaged 6 per game at home in round 1. So we need out special teams to step up and big. I think the PP will come around in this series, but that won't take much

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Speed is the Bruins enemy and although the Flyers have a few guys who can burn, I hardly consider them half as quick as the Habs.

Physical game- equal, not a worry for this fan

Puck Movement- Flyers clear advantage with Coborne and Timmo

4 line depth- which I believe will play a much bigger factor in a more physical series is the B`s

Goaltending- no need to look at this'

Coaching- CJ has shown this fan he is far more willing to change than in the past, we`ll see, if he falls back into his old ways, he`ll be looking for work, heck, he still may be even if this one is a war which had people thinking neither team deserved to lose.

Special Teams- Flyers PP better, but not by much

PK-Flyers can be deadly

This one`s tough to call, if the B`s can steal one in Philly, they`ll win, if not, oh gawd
ODATT really? How about this:

D - Timonen - Carle are very mobile, Pronger is extremely mobile for his size
compare that to Montreal..... Subban & Wisniewski were it far mobility. Gill, Sopel
& Hammrlik aren't mobile and Spacek is a huge cut below Subban & Wiz.

F - Carter, Giroux, Briere, Lieno & Zherdev are excellent skaters

Richards & Hartnell are good skaters

Betts & Powe are average

JVR and Carcillo are average to below average.

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I forgot regular season success = post season success.
And so it begins This is going to be a fun series.

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