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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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04-29-2011, 04:52 PM
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I hope not, last year Savard came back not 100% but he was there in the series, we lose Krejci now we are toast even if he hasn't been that great so far in these playoffs
I think it's a really legitamate concern

Krejci tends to get knocked around a lot and that injury last season killed it for us, because even IF we had scraped together one more W against Philly, Montreal would have swept us and at the very least we would have just lost

All i know is he better keep his head on a swivel and Lucic and Horton need to go after anyone targeting him really early to send a message...and hopefully that message works

We're in better shape this year if we were to lose him, but we need everything we got if we have a pray of making it to the finals

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04-29-2011, 04:58 PM
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Shut down Briere.

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04-29-2011, 05:25 PM
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Nope, it's my fear that Krejci is going to get a playoff ending injury due to his soft and slow style, against the flyers, or some other team.
You mean he isn't injured already?

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Why the Bruins will win...

Horton,Peverley,Kelly,Campbell,.Marchand,Krejci,30 goal Lucic,Seidenberg,Kaberle.

much better then

Satan,50% Savard,Begin,Whitfield,Sobotka,Wheeler,Wideman,Hun wick.Stuart

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04-29-2011, 06:15 PM
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You mean he isn't injured already?
I don't know, is he? It's kind of irrelevant to what Im trying to say, he's either injured or I think there's a strong chance he will get cleaned out at some point and leave us with a concussion or break.

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04-29-2011, 06:26 PM
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Shut down Briere.
I posted something similar to that on the previous page. Unfortunately, the Bruins don't seem have the personnel to do that.

I think this is the key to the whole series...besides the elephant in the room that is the Boucher/Leighton combination.

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Why the Bruins will win...

Horton,Peverley,Kelly,Campbell,.Marchand,Krejci,30 goal Lucic,Seidenberg,Kaberle.

much better then

Satan,50% Savard,Begin,Whitfield,Sobotka,Wheeler,Wideman,Hun wick.Stuart
If the Bruins do win, isn't that a pretty big testament to Claude being not only a good coach, but a great one? Philly on paper should beat us, they have more depth and more talented players both D and O.

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04-29-2011, 07:51 PM
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Hey guys, just a few observations. I watched your last series and why is it when you play the Habs you look terrible? When you play tougher teams with better talent, you are a much better team, what gives? I know for a fact its going to be an extremely tough series but you might have an edge because so many people think we are going to get the bruins that played the habs, but we won't. Its just weird how Montreal and Bruin games are ridiculously close game in and game out. Look forward to some good games and good luck fellows! I hope the Flyers show up for all the games this series!

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Hey guys, just a few observations. I watched your last series and why is it when you play the Habs you look terrible? When you play tougher teams with better talent, you are a much better team, what gives? I know for a fact its going to be an extremely tough series but you might have an edge because so many people think we are going to get the bruins that played the habs, but we won't. Its just weird how Montreal and Bruin games are ridiculously close game in and game out. Look forward to some good games and good luck fellows! I hope the Flyers show up for all the games this series!
We don't match up with MTL very well, they are small and skilled, the Bruins are a more hard nosed physical team.

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Hey guys, just a few observations. I watched your last series and why is it when you play the Habs you look terrible? When you play tougher teams with better talent, you are a much better team, what gives? I know for a fact its going to be an extremely tough series but you might have an edge because so many people think we are going to get the bruins that played the habs, but we won't. Its just weird how Montreal and Bruin games are ridiculously close game in and game out. Look forward to some good games and good luck fellows! I hope the Flyers show up for all the games this series!
Montreal and Boston are built completely differently. Montreal has small speedsters that make the Bruins' defensemen look incompetent. They have enough speed to force the Bruins to rush plays.

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Good luck with that. The bruins are a big PP failure for 90 games + and they will " suddenly " turn into a PP powerhouse? Not buying it for one second.
The funny thing is we don't need our powerplay to be a "powerhouse", we need it to be functional. Hell, I could argue we need it to be bad as opposed to atrocious, which it was against Montreal.

We were 0 - 21 (IIRC) against the Habs in 7 games. If we go 4 - 25 against the Flyers (which is still poor) it could win us the series.

Our PK has to be better and our PP must be better. If they both get just a little better we can win the series because of our distinct advantage in goaltending.

I'm still not voting in the poll and have no idea how this series will go. Clode has to have the series of his life. We have a hate for this team already, he must embrace it and play to the same level of emotion the Flyers will bring. If Clode goes all "control your emotions" on us and loses the matchups we are cooked.

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If the Bruins do win, isn't that a pretty big testament to Claude being not only a good coach, but a great one? Philly on paper should beat us, they have more depth and more talented players both D and O.
But the difference between the pipes is huge.

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THIS time... 4 straight.
The Flyers will see what they can do, but maybe they will let the Bruins win one!


Just playing, this will be fun. Good Luck/No Injuries

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Skimming trough this and other pre-series threads is pretty entertaining. According to half the trolls you'd have thought the Bruins shouldn't even bother showing up because Philly was going to steamroll them. I guess it's a series now...

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But the difference between the pipes is huge.
...just saying

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But the difference between the pipes is huge.
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Skimming trough this and other pre-series threads is pretty entertaining. According to half the trolls you'd have thought the Bruins shouldn't even bother showing up because Philly was going to steamroll them. I guess it's a series now...
I like being the underdog...They are over confident.

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Hey guys, just a few observations. I watched your last series and why is it when you play the Habs you look terrible? When you play tougher teams with better talent, you are a much better team, what gives?
Montreal just matches up well. They have more speed. They normally play a tough, systematic D, and their goaltender is far and away better than anything Philly will throw in the pipes.

Mentally, it's easier to keep plugging when there's a lesser goalie. When you're behind, you don't think you're out. When you're ahead, you think you can get more. Against a Price-caliber goalie, you worry that you won't come back from behind and you worry that if you give up a lead, you might not get it back.

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I like being the underdog...They are over confident.
I don't think we will see the Bruins let up at all series.Even If they go up 3-0 in games

and are up 10 -0 late in the third and the bruins get called for an icing,Julien will take a

time out to make sure his players are fresh.

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so......does anyone still believe JVR is an average skater? good lord.

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so......does anyone still believe JVR is an average skater? good lord.
I'll take him.....this is my hope/wish for Seguin- jets like that and the ability to fire the puck from close to his body that makes it seems faster and tough to pick up. Seguin is not as big but no reason he can't be a player like this someday. Giroux and JRV is a great duo. Freaking scary and why Boston needs to get this game and head home.

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So far my prediction of Bruins in 5 is spot on.

Bruins win game 1...check
Bruins win game 2...check
Bruins win game 3...____
Flyers win game 4...____
Bruins win series in game 5...____

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No really, how did this lowly team win not only 1 but 2 games on the road against the unstoppable juggernaut that is the Flyers?

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No really, how did this lowly team win not only 1 but 2 games on the road against the unstoppable juggernaut that is the Flyers?
Philly's goalies stink.
B's played a disciplined game and didn't give away goals.
Timmy was THE MAN!

Or...was it our power play?

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So far my prediction of Bruins in 5 is spot on.

Bruins win game 1...check
Bruins win game 2...check
Bruins win game 3...____
Flyers win game 4...____Bruins win series in game 5...____
Please, no.

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