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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Game 7 Lineups

No changes for the Bruins. Savard back in there as expected. For the Canes, Frantisek Kaberle is in for Anton Babchuk. Babchuk is one of their best offensive defensemen and has a cannon on the powerplay. During the regular season he totalled 16 goals and 19 assists with a +13. During the playoffs he has 1 assist and a -3 in 13 games.

Lucic-Savard-Kessel
Recchi-Bergeron-Kobasew
Bitz-Krejci-Ryder
Axelsson-Yelle-Thornton

Chara-Ward
Montador-Wideman
Stuart-Hnidy

Whitney-Staal-Cole
Samsonov-Jokinen-Ruutu
Larose-Cullen-Walker
Bayda-Brind'Amour-Eaves

Gleason-Corvo
Pitkanen-Seidenberg
Wallin-Kaberle

26 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

its going to overtime. im nervous..............................

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.......montador and ryder have played awful games. keep the puck away from them.

10:39 PM  
Anonymous vince_m said...

wow...

speachless...

I don't believe it...

I don't have any fingernails left

vince_m

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

theres one good thing that comes from this. pj axelsson will never wear a bruins uniform ever again. thank god.

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD DAMNIT!

11:31 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Great season; everyone keep your heart behind this team.

Of course, the Bruins didn't get what they deserve in this result, but they are a young team and will learn consistency. They won the conference, division, and won their first playoff series in 10 years. We completed the ultimate revenge season against the habs and posted stats that date back to Orr's teams. That is a move in the forward direction, and it's a season to celebrate. I truly believe, we will be celebrating a cup in the near future.

"It takes neither courage nor intelligence to cheer for a team only when that team wins. The true test of a fan's mettle is the same as it is for a player: Were you there when you were needed?"

-Ian Wilson

2:09 AM  
Anonymous Birdman2403 said...

It was a great season ! That game almost killed me watching it.

I was hoping Ward would have suckered Walker while shaking hands !

See ya next year !

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

julien outcoached all series long

8:56 AM  
Anonymous MC Puck said...

Julien hasn't been outcoached, this series was a chess match and it ended in Carolina's favor. I am sad to see it end, but I'm proud of this bunch of guys and I'm proud to call myself a Bruins fan.

They entertained us all season long and they fought hard in these playoffs. Not a single guy on that ice wasn't giving his all, and say what you will about Axelson, Montador, whoever... they all played their hearts out.

Thank you Boston and we'll be here cheering next year.

On that note... go blackhawks?

9:00 AM  
Blogger willisss said...

go blackhawks. however my depression level is tooo high to be watching any more hockey. i had like 10 people over last night, noone said a word for about 20 minutes after the final goal. then when it sunk in we drank untill....about 5 hours ago?

hell of a season boys. you deserve better then this.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

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12:32 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

We all deserve better; both fans and players, and I dont think anyone expected them to lose.

Go Blackhawks. I hope they fuckin murder detroit.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Orr4Ever said...

All in all it was a satisfying season for the Bruins. Although it was not what the Bruins expected of themselves and what we had hoped for, it was nonetheless another step in the right direction. We will be back again next year to take it to another level. The Bruins will learn from this experience as they did this time last year.

The only thing that grates on my nerves is the approach the Bruins took in OT. It just seems to me that they were too damn tentative for my liking. They played not to lose instead of pushing the play. Oh well, another lesson learned.

The next task is to address the RFA's and the cap issue. I have confidence that PC will solve this problem & the Bruins will be even better next year.

All the best Bruins fans. Be patient - the best is yet to come.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous psands said...

worst possible ending to a GREAT YEAR. it is bad enough they lost in ot in a game 7, but that cheap shot walker had to get the goal.

we took huge steps this season, i hope nobody forgets that, this loss is so disappointing because i think we all know the bruins are as good as anybody when they play there best, but before this season started nobody would have said that.

i know pc is smart enough to lock up the young guys we need for next year, but in doing that there is a great possibility we will have to say goodbye to a few great veterans on the team, and not just the ones who are free agents. we have the pieces to replace them down in providence, which is a good thing.

i'm with you guys though, go blackhawks, i really like the way they play, they remind me of the bruins. a good mix of skill and toughness.

p.s. bitz played unreal in the games he played in, i am really looking forward to watching him more next year.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous psands said...

btw does anybody know if the p-bruins games are gonna be on tv?

4:46 PM  
Blogger Mook said...

time to shave

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nope no providence games on tv, unless you get nhl network ( which shows AHL games on occasion. too bad would have liked to see them play.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is no one that pissed off here? the horrible call on axelsson leading to the canes first goal? WALKER scoring the overtime winer?!?!?!?!?! we got screwed over. ill admit if we were beaten fairly...but this time we definitely werent.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

axelsson sucks. im glad hes a free agent and will finally be off this team. its unfortunate for him but his career as an nhler is over.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Mook said...

you're an idiot if you think axe won't get picked-up.

where did wheeler go?

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mook, i garantee you axelsson wont be back.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous da wreck said...

Axelsson will sign somewhere. For who or how much - who knows, but he'll definitely be playing next season.

1:00 AM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

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2:12 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

I think plenty of us are pissed, the canes ran into Thomas all series long, and the B's treated ward like a buddy.

There are plenty of reasons to be pissed about why and how the Bruins came up short, but, in the end you have to look at the bigger picture.

This team did things that date back to Orr's teams. They swept the Canadiens, winning their first series victory in 10 years.

Its always difficult to reflect on the positives after a playoff exit, but for this team you have to. You have to recognize how far they came in 3 seasons from trading Joe T; unloading and rebuilding a team that won the conference only 4 seasons ago.

Of course, what is the major difference between the two Bruins conference winning teams of 04' and 09'? Depth, heart, goaltending and leadership.

Hmmm, seems like some pretty important dept's to improve on. These are the ones that inevitably win championships, and unfortunately, as much as I hate them and their fans, the wings are the best example of a team that started making all the right moves and built on it.

They started competing for the Cup in 93. What happened that year, and the next? They lost in the first round to Toronto and San Jose, both in 7 games. In 95, they lost in the final to the dirty Devils. But by 96, they were a threat for the Cup for 10+ years straight and counting. All by virtue of excellent general managing of Ken Holland.

Sure they fucked the NHL with their record setting payroll, but they fell into a competition with other teams in the UFA wars that led up to the lockout. It wasnt those teams that won those cups however. If you look at the rosters of the cup winning teams for the wings, it was the years they had more of the core team in place.

PC, in my opinion, has started the Bruins down the same path of success. Drafting and developing, attracting UFA's who are in their prime, (no stevens, Iafrate, Coffey, etc etc etc etc...)I'm talking UFA's to build a team around like Savard and Chara. The Bruins have Cam Neely working with players; its all in the grand scheme of culturing success. Not buying it, or watching it dissappear in one season because you cant afford a pricey team to fail like Joe T's teams did.

This team, will compete for; and I TRULY believe will complete the difficult task of bringing the Cup back to Boston.





P.S. PJ rules.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i see a cup in boston in the next 3 seasons

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am grateful for the season the Bruins had, and I take my hat off to them; now let me tell you why.

In October, my son was in a car accident (he was a passenger) that left him going from a wheelchair to a hospital bed in our family room for almost six months. During that time, he followed the Bruins religiously, and we watched countless games together. He commented that one of the biggest things that helped him get through it all was being able to watch the Bruins on TV.

We followed the playoffs, and during the Montreal series I was able to tell him that "this is Bruins hockey as I remember it when I was your age."

So, when we look back on that difficult time between the fall of 2008 and the spring of 2009, we will always remember that it was the year the Bruins finished first in the division, then swept Montreal.

Sure it hurt when Walker got that goal, and as soon as it happened I began thinking of Bucky Dent, Aaron Boone, and David Tyree, and how Scott Walker will go down as one of the hated opponents of Boston sports lore.

For a great season, I thank the Bruins with all my heart, and I wish them the best for next year.

6:57 PM  

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