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09-12-2017, 05:51 AM
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The Sedin twins reflect on losing the Cup to the Bruins

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When Markus left in 2008, thatís when we sort of knew we had to be the guys. We had some talented teams over the next few seasons, and we had a lot of personal success, but for me, the thing that I think about all the time is the 2011 Cup run. That was a really special time in the city. I remember driving into downtown before the games, and youíd see 75-year-old ladies wearing our jerseys, and then right next to them, seven-year-old kids wearing our jerseys. To me, that was so neat. Itís a special feeling when an entire city is behind you.

Daniel
Itís still hard to talk about what happened against Boston in the Finals. It was like climbing to the top of Mt. Everest and then having to turn around with four feet left.

Henrik
After Game 2, when we went up 2-0, we didnít let our minds wander. We were focused heading over to Boston. Itís just Ö Iím not sure ó itís hockey. Itís just the way it goes sometimes. I try to remember all the good from those few weeks. The fans on the street, the atmosphere, the celebration.

Daniel
We went up to a suite after Game 7 with our families to eat some dinner. Watching the smoke rise from the riots and seeing everything happen on TV ó it just broke my heart. I felt empty.

Henrik
It was just some people acting stupid. What people donít understand, and what I want them to understand, is how supportive everyone was to us in the weeks after the Finals. It was such a roller coaster ride that month. I was just exhausted. Mentally, physically, I didnít have anything left. Itís the hardest trophy in the world to win and when youíre that close Ö ďhurtsĒ isnít the right word. Itís beyond that. But we still had to take our kids to school. We had to go out into the world. And everyone we met was really supportive. Not a single person said a bad word to me. Just support, support, support. We will never forget that.

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IMO the franchise has never recovered from that defeat.

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IMO the franchise has never recovered from that defeat.
wasn`t it the summer of the cup loss they went out and signed Kassian? I think they admitted they got manhandled and tried to copy the B`s model and it turned out horrifically.

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I always felt the irony of that series was for Vancouver was "you brought this upon yourselves". They just stirred the pot on a team that fed off of the anger.

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Holy crap, move on Vancouver!

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I always felt the irony of that series was for Vancouver was "you brought this upon yourselves". They just stirred the pot on a team that fed off of the anger.
the biggest mistake the Nucks made was relying so heavily on their PP, they thought they could draw the B`s into situations where they constantly marched to the box and they did at times, problem is, the PK and TT were beyond worldly and the Canucks were then left with no answers

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the biggest mistake the Nucks made was relying so heavily on their PP, they thought they could draw the B`s into situations where they constantly marched to the box and they did at times, problem is, the PK and TT were beyond worldly and the Canucks were then left with no answers
Oh yes, Tim Thomas.... probably the greatest performance by a goaltender I'll ever get to see.


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Oh yes, Tim Thomas.... probably the greatest performance by a goaltender I'll ever get to see.

outer worldly, I don`t know if I`ve seen a performance like that before. Actually, I can say without a doubt I hadn`t or I would have recalled it, Bruins or otherwise. We`ve seen goalies literally steal a series for a team but the stuff he did that playoff season was truly amazing. Can`t tell you how many times I was turning my head in disgust because I thought there was a "tap in" kind of goal then out of nowhere, Timmy makes the save......no matter what happened after that Cup run with Timmy, I`ll always appreciate that performance

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I always felt the irony of that series was for Vancouver was "you brought this upon yourselves". They just stirred the pot on a team that fed off of the anger.
Absolutely. It was like a light switch once Horton was knocked out.

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What a great two months that was. I hope I get to see it again sometime soon..

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That series was over had Rome not been a punk on Horton IMO. That turned the series around, and the weak Ference goal period 2, game 3 got the ball rolling.

Another issue was the complete arrogance and trash of having players like Burrows, Torres and Laperriere on your team. They poked the bear and it bit them in the ass.

I will say too injuries hurt the Canucks as well that series. They just didn't have any depth, especially defensively.

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It was a defining moment for each franchise in polar opposite ways. Would never have wagered that the Nucks would start a descent into the abyss. In contrast the Bruins rode their momentum with solid follow up seasons and a return to a finals while never facing their own of the cliff demise.

A truly great experience for Bruins players and fans, a still lingering severe in your bones sting for Vancouver's.

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I always felt the irony of that series was for Vancouver was "you brought this upon yourselves". They just stirred the pot on a team that fed off of the anger.
Exactly!

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Absolutely. It was like a light switch once Horton was knocked out.
The speech that Chara gave after that period was epic apparently.

It was a different series after that.


I get that this will haunt them and I agree that they'll never get over it.

I am glad the fans were decent to them. As disappointed as the fans were just imagine that room. I remember the camera shots of guys with tears after. Yeah I don't like most of them, but you had to feel for them.

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The speech that Chara gave after that period was epic apparently.

It was a different series after that.


I get that this will haunt them and I agree that they'll never get over it.

I am glad the fans were decent to them. As disappointed as the fans were just imagine that room. I remember the camera shots of guys with tears after. Yeah I don't like most of them, but you had to feel for them.
**** that. I didn't feel anything for them except joy at their loss. Remember it was the "classy Sedins" yucking it up with that loathsome piece of scum Burroughs, saying "He's a vegetarian." That whole team deserved every bit of misery their arrogant, fake tough guy selves got. The fact their jackass fanbase went out and burned the city was the icing on the "The good guys won this one!" cake.

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That series was over had Rome not been a punk on Horton IMO. That turned the series around, and the weak Ference goal period 2, game 3 got the ball rolling.

Another issue was the complete arrogance and trash of having players like Burrows, Torres and Laperriere on your team. They poked the bear and it bit them in the ass.

I will say too injuries hurt the Canucks as well that series. They just didn't have any depth, especially defensively.
Canucks played it stupid. Guys like Burrows and Laperriere were total posers. They thought they were funny with their taunting and scrums and what they did was **** off the Bruins; Bruins were legit the toughest team in the league, they gave the B's the a lot of energy and they used it to kick the Canucks ass. They should have shut their mouth and skated away like the Habs and they definitely would have had a chance.

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Lol. That's the first thing I think of when I hear the name Sedin.

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Oh yes, Tim Thomas.... probably the greatest performance by a goaltender I'll ever get to see.

You didn't watch Quick in the Finals the next year?

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**** that. I didn't feel anything for them except joy at their loss. Remember it was the "classy Sedins" yucking it up with that loathsome piece of scum Burroughs, saying "He's a vegetarian." That whole team deserved every bit of misery their arrogant, fake tough guy selves got. The fact their jackass fanbase went out and burned the city was the icing on the "The good guys won this one!" cake.

I agree with this completely. Couldn't have said it better myself.

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You didn't watch Quick in the Finals the next year?
He had 23 or less shots faced in five of the six games. Devils were inept in that series offensively. Play-offs wise Quick averaged about facing 28 shots per game, and Thomas was at 36.

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He had 23 or less shots faced in five of the six games. Devils were inept in that series offensively. Play-offs wise Quick averaged about facing 28 shots per game, and Thomas was at 36.
It's about quality Lou, not quantity. I watched a good chunk of those playoffs and Quick was phenomenal.

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