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  1. Terrific article on Deadspin that tells the tale of the crucial game seven sequence where the Blues put the dagger in the Boston Bruins: https://deadspin.com/one-sequence-choked-the-life-out-of-the-bruins-1835480920/amp
  2. I've been a Blues fan since their inception in 1967. I saw the Cardinals win the World Series (against Boston no less) that same year).....just one of eleven total championships in team history. I've seen the joy and the sorrow over the years of the Blues struggling to bring the Stanley Cup to St. Louis. So much hope and disappointment. Year after year after year. Now, to finally see this team break through and bring the Cup home to St. Louis is the greatest thing that has ever happened in St. Louis sports history and that's no overrstatement. The city is on FIRE over this! Congratulati
  3. Didn't really need that visual reference but I totally concur with this sentiment. Aside from perhaps the NBA, the NHL officiating is the absolute worst. At some point tonight there will almost certainly be a critical call that will either be made or not made that will influence the outcome of the game. I get the challenge the refs have but, in a game like this one, I really hope they let these players decide the game unless there is something extreme that takes place. Problem is, defining what "extreme" means becomes the issue. Here's to a great game and, hopefully, the first Stanley Cup
  4. The Blues spit the bit last night and Boston was razor sharp. Rask was awesome, Binnington not so much. Blues pathetic PP is killing them. Time is running out. Still, anything can happen in a game seven so let's throw the dice and see what happens. At this point, I won't be surprised either way how it turns out. BLues have been great on the road so maybe they can do it again. One thing for sure: It's been a classic series, helluva battle between two great teams. I just hope it doesn't end in a controversial manner no matter what happens.
  5. If anyone thinks the missed call cost the Bruins the game last night they weren't watching the same game I was. The Bruins emptied the tank, threw everything they had at us and all they could muster was a single goal? Where is their vaunted "Pefection Line" at 5-on-5? What happened to their unstoppable power play? Why did Rask go to sleep on Perron's goal? I mean, you don't get a call to go your way so you just stop playing? Was it a foul? Sure it was. However, it's not the only call that was missed last night by a longshot and the non-calls went both ways. Unfortunately,
  6. He was trying to say that nothing has changed regarding the way the team has played (but you know that). I don't see that there has been any discrimination one way or the other when it comes to the refs dishing out bad calls or not making calls that should have been made and it has been that way in every series of the playoffs so far.
  7. That's quite a statement considering the Flyers had perhaps the most physical team in NHL history in the 1970s.
  8. The fact that Zdeno Chara suffered a broken jaw on a fluke play (in much the same fashion that Vince Dunn did in the San Jose series) only serves to underscore the hard-core physicality of the game that the Blues bring to the ice. Their jarring forecheck game (when it's on) absolutely wears the opposition out. There were times in game #4 where the Bruins looked totally gassed. In the second period, St. Louis had the puck on a string in the Boston zone and peppered Tuuka Rask with shot after shot for over three solid minutes. Even though they didn't score, it was nonetheless impressive.
  9. True. However, I'm willing to bet we're not scoring seven goals tonight no matter what. Gotta stay out of the box to have a chance to win.
  10. Looks like these concerns are coming to fruition. "Lethal" is exactly what the Bruins PP has been so far. The Blues have to find a way to stay out of the box or this series is over. Binnington being off is less of a concern....he's been money all year so I expect him to bounce back in game #4. We've been in this spot in all three playoff series' so far (being handed a sound beating that is) and we've come back strong every time and on to win. This Boston team presents perhaps a greater challenge than the Jets, Stars or Sharks but we've already shown we know how to beat them. N
  11. Grzelcyk Video doesn't work but, yeah, I get that it's the standard. I'm just questioning the validity of the argument for the standard. Watch the replay of the incident in real time and you tell me if Sundqvist had enough time to react to the situation. He was just finishing his check as any responsible player would do. To quote Elvis Costello, "Accidents will happen". Even if he would have somehow missed the hit it would have been pure happenstance. Either way, however, it wasn't a dirty play as Backes tried to indicate. It also doesn't matter cuz that's the rule as you
  12. We all knew Sunny's suspension was a given. I understand the reasoning but no way was #70 trying to take him out so it's just a shame that he is being portrayed as a goon. He's not (and the hit wasn't elevated, Backes). At what point does the guy going into the boards become liable for his actions as well? I mean, if I run out in front of a moving car and get killed, is it the driver's fault or mine? Anyway, next man up. Looks like Boston U alum Zach Sanford will suit up in his stead. It hurts....Sanford is a downgrade for sure but it's not going to be a disastrous one.
  13. Honestly, the Blues have been so good on the road this post-season that none of us are obsessing over home-ice right now. Of course, I'd rather see us win our home games (if we do, the Cup is ours) but I'm not looking at it as a must-do. A couple of quick general observations and things I need to get off my chest before game #3.... First.... ....interesting to hear sanctimonious complaints from guys like David Backes about Sundqvist's unfortunate hit on Grzelcyk while, the day before, all of Boston was high-fiving themselves over Krug's helmetless cross-rin
  14. That's the old saying so I guess we just qualified. What we saw last night is how the Blues win when they play their game. Our physicality takes its toll to the point where you saw how spent the Bruins were in OT last night. We're not a fun team to play against when it gets to that point. First Blues win in the Cup finals in their history....that's great but there are still three games to win. The Lou should be rockin' on Friday night!
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