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The 2019 Stanley Cup Final. St Louis vs Boston

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The Blues make their First Cup Appearance since 1970, while the Bruins will try to break the City’s Long-standing Championship Drought which is approaching 4 months. 

 

Game One is Monday May 27th at 8pm in Boston.

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13 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

 

Fun fact: Monday's game will be the 13th SCF game in Blues franchise history.  Their next SCF game winning goal will also be the 1st in franchise history.

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3 minutes ago, Taro T said:

Fun fact: Monday's game will be the 13th SCF game in Blues franchise history.  Their next SCF game winning goal will also be the 1st in franchise history.

Yeah, Blues SCF history is proof of the NHL's 50+ year love affair with weird playoff formats.

Hope they win the series.

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5 minutes ago, SwampD said:

***** Boston.

 

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One if by land 

Two if by sea

Three if by ice 

Paul Revere ain't gonna save ya Boston, the Blues will be marching down that freedom trail, pillaging whatever they please, get your babies and microwaves ready, it's feastin' time. 

 

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First hockey game I ever watched as a young kid was Stanley Cup St. Louis/Boston, Bobby Orr flies through the air on the winning goal. Feels like I've come full circle. 

 

Two really similar teams. Might all come down to Brad Marchand 🙂

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I was gonna say the Cup will be decided fairly early this year, then I saw that there are four extra days built into that schedule. Latest Cup date June 12, sounds about right.

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6 hours ago, PerreaultForever said:

First hockey game I ever watched as a young kid was Stanley Cup St. Louis/Boston, Bobby Orr flies through the air on the winning goal. Feels like I've come full circle. 

 

Two really similar teams. Might all come down to Brad Marchand 🙂

I can't help but think of the loss of the Bisons,  Sabres inaugural season and Orr flying to win the Cup.

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I hate the Bruins and I don’t hate the Blues so naturally I’m rooting for the Bruins. Not only does it bring the cup to the division, but I’ll always take a repeat winner over a new one until Buffalo wins. Same reason I find myself wanting the Pats to win the super bowl. 

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12 hours ago, darksabre said:

This is going to be a war of attrition.

Yeah and I am not sure how I feel about.

Yes I hate Boston and I am rooting for the Blues to win.

What I have been disappointed with is what has happened to the Hockey. Its gone back to interference, pick play, clutch and grab muggings all over the ice and that is just that, a war of attrition with occasional great hockey played. 

It almost becomes more of a puck luck great goal tending exhibition vs a skilled hockey display.

/rant  

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Boston and St Louis are the only 2 cities to meet in the Stanley Cup Finals, World Series, NBA Championship and Super Bowl

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28 minutes ago, #freejame said:

I hate the Bruins and I don’t hate the Blues so naturally I’m rooting for the Bruins. Not only does it bring the cup to the division, but I’ll always take a repeat winner over a new one until Buffalo wins. Same reason I find myself wanting the Pats to win the super bowl. 

I will never understand this mindset. I've never heard anyone brag about how "yeah my team sucks but this other good team is in my division and they've won like a dozen championships over the last 20 years so it makes me feel better that my team sucks. They aren't really that bad for not beating X because nobody can." Nobody thinks the Bills, Jets, or Dolphins are good except that they keep running into the Patriot* buzzsaw. They all suck and even a dozen more titles for Belichick isn't going to change it.

Also, who even keeps track of division cups? If the Blues win, do you think the Blackhawks or Wild will bask in the glory of a Central team that isn't them being Stanley Cup Champion? If the divisions change do you suddenly feel different about a Championship that was decided 10 year ago because now that team is either in your division now or suddenly isn't? Do you recalculate the tallys for what division has won the most Championships when there's a realignment or does it only matter what division they are in when the Cup was actually won?

I can somewhat understand the I don't want other teams to win their first before Buffalo does mindset even though I don't subscribe to it (because I'd rather see Boston die in a fire than win anything) but the other part is way more puzzling.

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I bet the vast majority of hockey fans want STL to win the cup. ESPN or some media network should do a poll. I bet it would end up being 75% STL, 25% BOS.

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54 minutes ago, Drunkard said:

I will never understand this mindset. I've never heard anyone brag about how "yeah my team sucks but this other good team is in my division and they've won like a dozen championships over the last 20 years so it makes me feel better that my team sucks. They aren't really that bad for not beating X because nobody can." Nobody thinks the Bills, Jets, or Dolphins are good except that they keep running into the Patriot* buzzsaw. They all suck and even a dozen more titles for Belichick isn't going to change it.

Also, who even keeps track of division cups? If the Blues win, do you think the Blackhawks or Wild will bask in the glory of a Central team that isn't them being Stanley Cup Champion? If the divisions change do you suddenly feel different about a Championship that was decided 10 year ago because now that team is either in your division now or suddenly isn't? Do you recalculate the tallys for what division has won the most Championships when there's a realignment or does it only matter what division they are in when the Cup was actually won?

I can somewhat understand the I don't want other teams to win their first before Buffalo does mindset even though I don't subscribe to it (because I'd rather see Boston die in a fire than win anything) but the other part is way more puzzling.

The only way I understand the "division thing" is because I have a similar thought on college sports. As a Memphis fan, shut out of the Power 5 conferences, I do root for teams in the conference to do well nationally when it doesn't "hurt" my beloved Tigers. Admittedly, I do not feel that way about pro sports.

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26 minutes ago, mphs mike said:

The only way I understand the "division thing" is because I have a similar thought on college sports. As a Memphis fan, shut out of the Power 5 conferences, I do root for teams in the conference to do well nationally when it doesn't "hurt" my beloved Tigers. Admittedly, I do not feel that way about pro sports.

Thanks. I guess it somewhat makes sense then in a SEC, ACC, BigTen type pride sort of sense to some people but I still don't get it. I met a guy once who was from Buffalo and was a Bills fan who also claimed to hate the Patriots* but then would root for them in the Super Bowl because they were an AFC-East team. It boggles my mind. I told him if he roots for the Patriots* to win against random teams (Rams, Eagles, or whomever) then he can't really honestly claim that he hates the Patriots*. If anything, he likes them, just not as much as he likes the Bills.

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1 hour ago, Drunkard said:

I will never understand this mindset. I've never heard anyone brag about how "yeah my team sucks but this other good team is in my division and they've won like a dozen championships over the last 20 years so it makes me feel better that my team sucks. They aren't really that bad for not beating X because nobody can." Nobody thinks the Bills, Jets, or Dolphins are good except that they keep running into the Patriot* buzzsaw. They all suck and even a dozen more titles for Belichick isn't going to change it.

Also, who even keeps track of division cups? If the Blues win, do you think the Blackhawks or Wild will bask in the glory of a Central team that isn't them being Stanley Cup Champion? If the divisions change do you suddenly feel different about a Championship that was decided 10 year ago because now that team is either in your division now or suddenly isn't? Do you recalculate the tallys for what division has won the most Championships when there's a realignment or does it only matter what division they are in when the Cup was actually won?

I can somewhat understand the I don't want other teams to win their first before Buffalo does mindset even though I don't subscribe to it (because I'd rather see Boston die in a fire than win anything) but the other part is way more puzzling.

Part of it comes from a baseball mindset. It’s my favorite sport and what I follow most closely. I’ll be damned if some dirty American League team wins the WS, so I always pull for the National League. If I’m going to pull for a home league/conference, why not extrapolate that all the way to division (though I couldn’t stomach an NLE win right now, less the Nats). What’s good enough for one sport is good enough for the other. I’d rather Boston win the next ten cups than ten teams without cups (since 1970 to include the leafs) win one. Maybe I’m petty. Maybe it’s a bit of schadenfreude. But so long as my teams aren’t winning, let those with wins keep winning.

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11 minutes ago, Drunkard said:

Thanks. I guess it somewhat makes sense then in a SEC, ACC, BigTen type pride sort of sense to some people but I still don't get it. I met a guy once who was from Buffalo and was a Bills fan who also claimed to hate the Patriots* but then would root for them in the Super Bowl because they were an AFC-East team. It boggles my mind. I told him if he roots for the Patriots* to win against random teams (Rams, Eagles, or whomever) then he can't really honestly claim that he hates the Patriots*. If anything, he likes them, just not as much as he likes the Bills.

Except every time they win it fuels the hatred even more. I’d rather feel hatred towards a rival than disappointed over yet another team coming into yet another league and winning a championship before my teams do. 

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