Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

RoDaddy

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Amen, brotha. I mean, as a fan of Boston's 4 majors, tomorrow might be the apex of it all for my lifetime. Let's go get that beautiful trophy and set it right next to the ones we picked up in February and October.
So true. 3 championships in one year - 8 months actually. A once in a lifetime thing, if that, and only in Boston
 

PedroSpecialK

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@veritas adeptly points out that Berube is First Nation (Cree) so the Theodore Rex sign would potentially be... problematic

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Yeah. Where do you go from here as a sports fan(atic)? It's almost unseemly. We'll never live to see another run like this. For 20 years Boston has been winning championships like $2 scratch-offs. My friends don't even give me shit any more. What can they say? They just shake their heads in envy.


Yet I WANT this one. This team is one of my favorite BOSTON teams of all times. Not flashy but dogged, determined, blue collar and tough. Puck to the face? Fuck it, put me back in, I'll find a way.
A beautifully talented team that plays like a group of 4th line grinders. I love this group. I wanna see it through tomorrow. Sharing it with you guys would be the icing on the cake.

Fucking right, boys.
 

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Well, because 2019 is truly the gift that keeps on giving, my grandfather passed away last week. His memorial service is Thursday, and tomorrow evening I need to drive to Maine with my dad (it was his dad that passed).

I won’t be able to watch game 7. I’ll be able to listen to some of it on the radio on our way, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to watch any of it when I get there.

Win. Win this fucking game. Win it for my mom, who wasn’t a hockey fan but introduced me to this magical sport. Win it for my grandfather who’s fandom, honestly, I have no idea about. Win it for my dad, who right now couldn’t give a hot, buttered shit about sports but has seen the two pillars of his life die within a month of each other. Win it for Neely the Cat. Just win.

Win it for RMPS because it’s the best little sports fan community I’ve ever been a part of. Win it because you’re the better team. Win it because... well, just because.
 

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Thanks to my lifelong Rams fandom I spent over 20 years supporting a team in St. Louis. The city sucks, the state sucks, and the people suck. Win the game, raise the Stanley Cup, and make them cry.
 

Sprowl

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I don't know much about hockey, but I do know Boston sports and I'm along for the ride to glory forever. Last time the Bruins won the Cup I lived in Vancouver and dutifully rooted for the Canucks. 2011 was decidedly bittersweet, with the delicate taint of tear gas. This time, I'm all in.

And if by ill fortune we lose, don't riot.
 

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Roller coaster, still getting over that stat...this is the first Game 7 Final since 1984 in Boston.
Go Bruins.
Perhaps befittingly, this is the 7th all-time game 7 in Boston, across the history of the Bruins, Red Sox, and Celtics.

Victory is assured. I call upon Framingham's own, Og Mandino, of The Greatest Salesman in the World. To paraphrase, he noted that failure will never overtake you, if your determination to succeed is strong enough. You can't tell me that's not the case with these guys. Look no further than what feels like genuinely a superhero's effort with what Chara has done the past few games.

You know, as sweet as victory will be in around 20 hours, a part of me, as it will everyone here, die off a bit. It's the best possible way, but the journey, story this team took to get where they are today, this closes the book. There's no more but for a celebratory parade after this. Ah, but memories of what has been, and what will be.

But tonight? We fight. We fight not only for who we are as individuals, but what makes us a team. A city. A nation. Within that comes the pride of accomplishment, the glory of victory to tell the tale down the road to say that the Cup was ours this evening, and the honor to gain immortality. That despite the obstacles, the uncertainties, the reality was absolutely assured. That the bloodshed shall not be a mark against us, but rather to symbolize our resilience, and unending ability to fight for what we know to be right. That we could see every possible team clinch at home while the sports world was ours.

As we control the world, we shall be ruthless warriors. An unending battle, and a chance to make history. History states one thing, we will be champions of the world. There's one thing left to do. We play our game for at least 60 minutes. Fuckin' right, my friends. For Haunted's family. For Neely. For SoSH. Let's fucking go. We WIN.
 

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Win this for Riley (O implied)!!!

We rescued Riley in the fall of 13 just in time to share the joy of winning the WS. He was 1 1/2 and no longer wanted by his puppy family. I posted a picture of him wearing a Sox jersey on clinch night in the game thread. As this hockey season started he was a fit and trim 78-pound lab (35 pound concrete block head) who enjoyed all things meat, Gators, Bobcats, Sox, and Bruins. He really enjoyed HNIC, and watching Grapes, he must be communicating to dogs with his suits because I count a dog staring at the TV as watching.

I know this is part of a post I should have been a posted in THAT thread that served as a vital source of comfort to me, I read all the posts, and always checked in when it was bumped, but in late November it hadn't been bumped in forever and it was coming up on Thanksgiving. It was sudden, Riley's stomach flipped, and even though I caught it quick enough to walk him in to the vet office, when they opened him up too much of his stomach tissue was dead and the follow up surgery was not a good bet and we had to say goodbye.

Time to end this thread derailment and fire up The Zamboni's... It's Bruin Hockey, bring it on!!!

It's time to win the Cup... for all of us and the "Big Guy" Riley.

Bruin Hockey... Black and Gold
 

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The Blues are apparently bringing that little sick girl from St. Louis to game. Seems cruel to bring her to witness what’s going to happen to them.
 

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Is there a better sporting event than a SCF game 7? Sure it may take a couple years off your life but there's nothing like it. 12 hours to go.

On the irrational optimism front I put some B's swag in my car in case I win the WEEI ticket drawing today. The odds have got to be better than Powerball right?
 

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So this is it.

It's over after tonight.

On Sunday, the Blues had every incentive to come out and play their best game. They've never won a Stanley Cup. They were at home. They didn't want to go back to Boston for Game 7. The Cup was in the fucking building. It was there for the taking.

And they couldn't finish it off.

So now the Stanley Fucking Cup is in Boston tonight. It's already here. I don't know where it is right now, but it's locked away in a box somewhere. It's right there for the taking.

And you can bet your ass that the greatest trophy in all of sports isn't leaving the city of Boston tonight. In fact, we're not giving it back for at least a year.

Because we fucking finish what we started.

We're going to do this despite starting off the season with a 7-0 loss to the Capitals that was the ugliest hockey I've ever seen. We're going to do this despite losing Chara, Bergeron, and Pastrnak for multiple months of the season. We're going to do this despite playing nearly all of the Stanley Cup Finals with defensemen #7 and #8. We're going to do this despite being down 3-2 to Toronto, 2-1 to Columbus, and 3-2 to St. Louis and having to go back to their own buildings for the next game - and winning all fucking three of them in decisive fashion.

This team is built like all of the greatest teams in Boston sports history - they don't care what the odds are, they don't care what the percentages are, they don't care who people say is better. The 2001 Patriots didn't care. The 2004 Red Sox didn't care. The 2011 Bruins didn't care. Fuck, I bet the speech Bergeron gave before Game 6 had the words "Don't let us win tonight" right there in the middle of it. They have overcome every obstacle put in their way, and they have done it without complaining or whining about how unfair the path they've taken has been. All they do is show up and put up when it matters most, and when the times look the most bleak, they fucking take control of the opportunity and turn it back around on those who doubted them. Yeah, who had Karson Kuhlman scoring a decisive goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals? Next man fucking up. And there's only one way to finish off a season in which they have weathered every storm that has been thrown at them.

And that is by crushing the shit out of the St. Louis Blues on home ice tonight and winning the Stanley Cup.

You think Patrice Bergeron is going to just let the Stanley Cup walk out that door tonight? You think Zdeno Chara is going to let the Blues get their hands on that trophy?

Get the fuck out of here.

We have 714 minutes until game time.

Warm up the Blues fucking plane, and get the kegs loaded up at Sully's.

It's winning time.
 

PedroSpecialK

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One of the only work days where I'll need zero coffee

V2 of the sign attached, gonna try and get a 24" x 36" printed this afternoon and fold / tape it to the inside of the McLaren jersey

As an aside, googling "Tim Horton's Car Crash" was... short-sighted
 

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Pulling for (and watching) the Bs tonight, and wishing all my old fantasy hockey friends here a fun evening of Great Stanley Cup Success!!
 

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My chocolate lab’s name is Tuukka. The name was picked before we even got a dog. I live in WNY so I have to explain the name to just about everyone we meet on walks.
Win this cup so we can add “ He is named after Tuukka Rask. 2019 Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe champion.”
Fuck yeah!
 

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Incredibly, Blues fans are flooding Sirius-XM’s NHL show with calls about how NBC’s coverage has been...wait for it... slanted toward Boston. One fine Missourian claims that he has counted all commentator references about either team and his ‘data’ shows a 20 to 1 bias in favor of the Bruins. I had to slap myself in the face and take a long sip of coffee to make sure I hadn’t worm-holed into an alternate dimension during last night’s sleep.

Bury these frauds; the team and their fans alike.
 

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I mean it's plausible right? [Bruin player] moved his head so that's not a head shot. [Bruin player] was trying to sell a penalty. [Bruin player] got a lucky bounce.

So I can see it.
 

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I'd love to see them grab people from all three of the other teams - Brady, Bird, and Pedro.

I already have that nervous in-game feeling and we still have 10 hours to go.

But I'm ready.
 

PedroSpecialK

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I'm mainly hoping it's like 40 degrees in the Garden tonight. We can spare a couple more polar icecaps and some ozone layer integrity to get decent ice for this one
 

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At Gate B7 at the Philly Airport. Four of us wearing Bruins stuff going to the game. One doofus in a Tarasenko jersey. We don’t like him.
 

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Is the consensus that we see TB12 waving the flag tonight?

Who waved in Games 1 + 2? (I know BB waved in Game 5).
I found the partial answer to my question on boston.com.
  • Game 1, SCF: Bruins 2011 players
  • Game 2, SCF: Belichick
  • Game 5, SCF: Orr and Sanderson
TB12 certainly seems the most likely candidate. Marc Bertrand tweeted the suggestion that it be TB12 wearing Ortiz' 34.
 

PedroSpecialK

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You guys remember when Berube, as a player, called Peter Worrell a "monkey," right? This shitstain and his goon tactics are going down.
Indeed. Berube's defense? "I call other players that all the time"