Feb 2, 2011|
The old line around the Red Sox before they won the 2004 World Series was to "keep the faith". However when it comes to the Black and Gold, fans almost always seem to expect the worst and have no hope that the Bruins can win the Stanley Cup. Dale and Michael discuss why Bostonians have this mindset about their hometown hockey team.
Transcript - will not be 100% accurate
Just gone back to a couple of things Mike Milbury said and then you get to this whole conversation concerning what to the Bruins do. Assuming that Marc Savard is done for the season he's right. They're probably aren't going to be as many sellers out there as you'd like their debate and will any of the the teams who were willing to sell. Have a guy who even approaches what -- helping Marc Savard brings to this team probably not you're probably not going to be able to replace that I don't think. Now but you don't have to have to look at it that way as say a replacement for Marc Savard just. I think after the -- or do you say. What's our opportunity. -- what kind of opportunity do we have to pick up another good player. Pick up another good player yup. Because you lost the good players don't necessarily have to position by president may -- that defenseman you rock and about but it was actually here might talk about Cabral -- Vastly overrated at this overweight for it looks fat slow disinterested entity in that disinterested fat slow and something else. It's pretty good. If you look at this -- I don't know maybe we've been so focused on the patriots. And the Red Sox and her off -- offseason and the Celtics it could be the focus. A focus thing or just the heartbreak thing with the Bruins. We have high expectations for the other teams. And for the Bruins you say. Talk to me when you when -- advance a couple of rounds in the playoffs right and then we'll start talking about winning championships. But if you look at the Eastern Conference. Why are we talking about championship. -- -- right now there are three teams with more points on the Bruins in the east Philadelphia. Has six more points Tampa Bay has. Four more points Pittsburgh has three more points from the Bruins. Is is it totally crazy too. Expect -- -- but that particular. To look at the Bruins and say they can compete for a championship this year they should be competing for championships as a crazy. It's not crazy but I'll tell -- it just speaking from my own experience my own personal take on ideas. I'm sick of being burned by by now I've already told you and and as soon as I said and I wished I hadn't sent it. Earlier in the year that I thought this team had that the personnel capable. Of competing for a Stanley Cup championship and then afterwards you wanna you wanna snatched the words right back out of the air. Because. What of -- what in their recent history would indicate to anybody. That they're ready to make that next step but you said you wish you didn't they want it -- wish it and sent. Because I guess has a hockey fan as the Bruins -- you you almost feel like you've been burned so often. I mean you know you. You had a three nothing lead over the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round of the Stanley Cup champion Stanley Cup Playoffs and you couldn't get that job done -- Could you come up what they worse way to lose to it knocked out of the playoff. I understand and that's why -- said the heartbreak for actor but I compare the Bruins and I know. Ownership is part of this conversation. Would you compare the Bruins. In their championship drought. Which is. It's a 39 years -- last last 11972. Yup so if they don't win it this year 39. Compare. You compare the Bruins and their fans. During this drought to the Red Sox and their fans during a -- there -- even even though it was this whole. Tragic. Comedic mixed with the Red Sox. Well. On how ball go that way without a little. Bigger ring. -- outlined area. -- -- make great if you're leaving Pedro out. After all these things. Drought of 86 years. And ever got the sense that Red Sox and said. While we knock I don't know and all I think what we're pretty fatalistic about it okay. But there was a lot of this is the year okay this is that your every of this as the year it's gonna happen it was a whining thing. But there was a lot of underneath all the whining there was some hope. With the with the Bruins. I don't a year more. -- I'm I understand heartbreak every everybody. The city understand sports heartbreak because all the teams. Have dealt with them and help the Celtics -- dealt with that last year and now they have an incredible history behind them with seventeen championships. Where. And a championship. Very recently. In 2008. That'll make your heart participate dissipate a little quicker. Then Bruins harper. But the Celtics have dealt with that. The Red Sox have dealt with that the patriots have dealt with that and yes the Bruins -- dealt with the two sides wonder why we're not talking more about the Bruins. And at and then being one of the best teams not just in the Eastern Conference one of the best teams in the league and how big should. I'll think should be in the conversation for winning a chance. I have a feeling though that most Bruins fans feel. That any chance you have to steal a Stanley Cup championship this year. Rests entirely on the shoulders of Tim Thomas and that's a pretty good place the big idiots but. You know -- 37 year old goaltender well. You can't have it both ways just told me earlier studies haven't won a the great GM's failure of the National Hockey League so. If if he's having a great if he's having a season like that. And you believe that this is not a fluke. Then I'll take my chances with Tim Thomas. Over anybody else. In the Eastern Conference. When you've got the best goaltending in the Eastern Conference I mean that there's absolutely no doubt in my mind that you have the best goaltender in the east. And that if you have that you have a chance to win but I just think that for the most part. Bruins fans are saying look I I believe I wanna believe I think they'll be good. But you know I'm sick of put my my hopes and dreams into this team and and haven't -- on I'm gonna wait till they do something I think most Bruins fans have got that. That fatalistic feeling until they see something that shows there over the top. I'm spectrum from that sound a little it and Edward looking on my -- He took to make that to make that comparison to with the Red Sox and Bruins. In 2003 after a little Grady episode you mentioned. Where he was not to like Fred -- gradient -- and that's the. Ma what is -- great -- -- new doors. Brady. Even after that. Didn't think he can get -- -- and all that -- that I thought that was the word that felt like it was worse. Even though wasn't a World Series game it felt like it was worse than 86 of course were all wrong. Being so parochial we thought okay you know whoever wins this series has come with the World Series. A beat that they'll beat the cubs over the Marlins. Where an act at at at that point on the Marlins already clinched -- I was just waiting on the winner of the American League pennant. So it will be a Marlins actually young -- some kidney back it won't be able to deal with the pressure pitching in Boston or New York in a big game. We thought he just cost us the World Series. But even after that. They came back. And they were remote ownership was motivated to do something different so that's when you had Curt Schilling and that's when they had keep fault. He came back with -- reinforcements for the Bruins. They made some changes. From last year. But where they changes where you felt like. All of loading up. We're serious now we're pissed off that we blew a three -- lead the Philadelphia. And we blew a three zip lead in game seven were coming back and we're gonna have the best and the brightest and we're gonna kick everybody's. No -- they have the number two pick in the draft it was nice. Nathan Horton -- -- nice but not like it came back with. Fire in their -- the -- -- to bring in the right now -- right now look at this now look we have.
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