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Old 05-22-2019, 10:44 AM
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And we are down to 2 teams.

St. Louis Blues vs Boston Bruins for the Stanley Cup.

Whatcha thinking AO?

Definitely rooting for the Blues to get their franchise's first Stanley Cup.

Sharks were simply beat up. They had a good effort last night, but not enough and going down 1-3 seemed to kill the sails.
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I didn't want Colorado or San Jose to win, so, it's good that St. Louis did. Not overly interested in the outcome now.
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And we are down to 2 teams.

St. Louis Blues vs Boston Bruins for the Stanley Cup.

Whatcha thinking AO?

Definitely rooting for the Blues to get their franchise's first Stanley Cup.

Sharks were simply beat up. They had a good effort last night, but not enough and going down 1-3 seemed to kill the sails.
So itís a replay of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final but this time the Blues have truly earned their place in the Final. Cheered for the Bruins in 1970 as I was a huge Bobby Orr fan but have greatly disliked the Bruins ever since they defeated my more talented Canucks team in the 2011 Final by using dirty physical play.

Bruins are built for the playoffs and, if Rask continues to play like Thomas did in 2011, the Blues will lose. Hoping for an upset by the Blues so they can finally win their first cup. I expect a long series.

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I would not have bet these would be the final two teams.
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So itís a replay of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final but this time the Blues have truly earned their place in the Final. Cheered for the Bruins in 1970 as I was a huge Bobby Orr fan but have greatly disliked the Bruins ever since they defeated my more talented Canucks team in the 2011 Final by using dirty physical play.

Bruins are built for the playoffs and, if Rask continues to play like Thomas did in 2011, the Blues will lose. Hoping for an upset by the Blues so they can finally win their first cup. I expect a long series.

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Why did the Blues not earn it in 1970?
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Why did the Blues not earn it in 1970?
In the 1967 NHL expansion, part of the deal was that one expansion team would be guaranteed to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals. The St. Louis Blues were that team in 1968, 1969 and 1970 and were subsequently swept by the Habs (twice) and the Bruins in those three years. Thus they were the best of the expansion teams but probably would not have made it to the Finals those years without that special provision. Thus my comment that they truly earned it this time.

I followed the Blues in their early years as they were founded and owned for many years by a General Agent licensed by my first employer (Sid Salomon/Crown Life Insurance).

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I like this Blues team. Lots of fun players and Binnington is great. I've always liked the Bruins somewhat, but I think I'll be rooting for the Blues in this one.
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The Blues have a much better story. The alternative is the most obnoxious fans thinking they are a superior group because some team in their area happened to win a trophy.

Downside to Blues' winning will be more stories about their shitty pizza.
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:17 PM
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