Bruins look tired. Chicago's speed is wearing them down. Losing Bergeron ain't gonna help.
And while I'm sure the "let the boys decide the game" crowd will disagree I think refereeing has continued to be bad.
While it probably wouldn't have mattered had it been called, not calling the trip on Krug that led to the empty netter sure as hell mattered. A 6 on 4 gives Boston a chance, not calling it iced the game for the Hawks. I'm not saying this was the only instance but it was the last and most noticeable.
I found the payment to be fair. LA get Scrivens, a capable backup, Frattin, a gritty middle-6 forward, and a second round pick. Not bad for Bernier ... though, I have a feeling this deal means a lot for the Leafs and their future.
I think it was a good trade for both teams. I think it shows you can get good value for goaltenders even when they aren't number 1's yet. That is one reason why I would have no problem with us drafting another goaltender this year if he is BPA.
What a finish. Hawks cracked the Bruins mentally - funny because what had gotten the Bs this far was doing that to other teams. Best team, beginning to end.
Kane a deserving Smythe winner, and with a great interview with Pierre. Crawford, Bickell, Seabrook all could have been selected.
Sucks to have hockey end but let's get the offseason rolling!
"Every game, every point is a necessity." -- Ty Conklin, January 2007
"I'll have a chance to compete for the post of first issue. This is the most important thing." -- Sergei Bobrovsky, June 2012
Congrats to the Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks. Giving up those goals when they did must have been heartbreaking. I would have liked to see the Bruins win but the best team all season proved to be the best throughout the playoffs.