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  1. Could be a few reasons: new additions, lost jersey, name misspelled. Adidas/PLL probably went to a local shop in a pinch for alterations and they just used what was on hand.
  2. Same, hell of a series, hell of an ending. One thing I'll never forget, living next to The Garden in those days I went for a walk after game 6 just to get some air and soak in the last bits of a SCF - the Chicago fans I did run in to were almost apologetic, couldn't have been nicer. Crazy, really. Sure the winning of a Cup moments earlier will make anyone happy, but I can't imagine most fan bases parading through the defeated town with that kind of "we've seen some :censored:, too" camaraderie in that situation.
  3. I was just there in October. The AirBnb was in Queen Anne but spent a lot of time in Belltown as well. Definitely from my limited experience I prefer Belltown - Queen Anne is great, though. It's rare to have a "neighborhood" arena like KeyArena is. Should be a really cool vibe when it's the renovation is completed.
  4. Yep, sure is. Between 2011, 2013, and this year I think the most cordial fan base in terms of fan interaction on the streets I dealt with was Chicago. Maybe because the Hawks had just won a few years prior, but it was a really easy going series. Vancouver was easily the worst to no ones surprise. St. Louis, eh, forgettable. Aaaaaand they were BRUTAL. I think there was an 0-20 stretch in the middle rounds there. Then again, 90% of Claude's tenure it was so inept anyway. Looked like they were the team actually down a man.
  5. 2 minutes in penalties from those cumulative suspensions. Woof.
  6. You're right, Bruins had plenty of chances to score and they just could not get it done. That's 100% on the Bruins, not the refs. But to say the refs aren't blind? There we 2 blatant hits to the head in the corner right in front of the ref. The one on Johannson resulting in a meeting with NHL Player Safety, and the hit on Krug which was more of an elbow than anything. The elbow could've been called or not called, I'm not that upset it wasn't. Then you have the holding on Krug that led directly to Krecji having to make a kick save and a beaut. Do missed calls go both ways? Absolutely. But did 2 incredibly missed calls lead directly to scoring chances? Yeah, and that's what you can't have happen - not in June. The fact that the Blues were the least penalized team going into the Final is astonishing.
  7. Ballsy, sure. But not so ballsy I’m ready to call the series. Carlo took a while to get to this point, McAvoy was a stone cold killer out of the gate. He’s a freak. Again, I haven’t seen a thing from Chara on the ice that I couldn’t do without. Nothing he does is at an elite level anymore let’s be honest and that’s fine, he’s freakin’ 40. He was never a Torey Krug type puck carrier but his breakout passes leave A LOT to be desired - he’s playing a Julien game in a Cassidy world. Trust me, I love the guy, but if he misses time it’s not the end of the world. I’m guessing Kampfer would get the nod - don’t love it, don’t hate it. This could all be pointless, though WEEI is saying he’s got a realistic shot at playing tomorrow. Personally, I doubt it. Good news is Grz practicing this morning, non-contact jersey, but practice is a step forward.
  8. Yeah, I disagree. Chara is 40, and not the Tom Brady type 40 - more of the beer league guy named Jim type 40. He's not the game-changer he used to be, and is more so just the vocal leader of the at this point. Bruins will definitely miss his voice, but his play can be replaced and maybe even upgraded.
  9. Absolutely a must win. They're going to have to do it using some finesse, the ground-and-pound style they've been executing hasn't worked, and won't work against this Bruins team. See: Columbus - and I think they had a lot more skill than St. Louis does.
  10. No doubt in my mind they'd be up 2-0 right now as well. Rask doomed Columbus, outside of that it was a terrific match-up that could've gone either way. Mrazek needs to take a seat. He certainly made some great saves yesterday, but he also let up some really, really bad goals. Curious to see who's between the pipes tomorrow.
  11. At the end of the day 90% of this league is low-key dirty. Anyone who's played 20 years in a league without winning a championship should be rooted for unless you're Marty McSorley levels of dirt.
  12. Yeah, it's tough not to root for Joe. What is it about Carolina? This has nothing to do with the fact that the Bruins are playing them, but I can't stand them either. I think for me it's the narrative that Raleigh and the Carolinas actually give 2 craps about this franchise - NBC is really pushing it. It's also Dougie Hamilton's face, it's just so punchable.
  13. A. I think the majority of us do this, unless of course there's an underlying hatred of a team. Now in this situation who are you rooting for? Discarding the Bruins already, the remaining 3 have all had levels of success in every major sport over the last decade+, there's no real city in need of a championship. B. Yeah, Jacobs is an a-hole of the highest order.