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Anthony Travalgia
Joined: 04.26.2018

Jun 9 @ 11:14 PM ET
Anthony Travalgia: Defenseless The Bruins mismanaged the puck at will in Game 6, and with it, their season comes to an end.
Nasty_Duck
Boston Bruins
Location: ON
Joined: 06.20.2012

Jun 9 @ 11:31 PM ET
Chara was gassed and did not pull Was through to 2nd round.
Krug would not have made a difference in this series.

Losing Miller and Carlo certainly did hurt. We seem to have key injuries on our defense every playoffs.

But Bruins had a lot of passengers - not working hard enough and too easily pushed off the puck. DeBrusk & Kuraly looked soft as baby-poo out there.

Too many times the entrys to NYI zone was interrupted when forwards failed to get the puck deep. And I lost count of the number of times forwards could not clear our own zone.

Yeah, D was weak and NYI scored. But our forwards could do squat-all unless they had a PP. The blame can be placed on both the D and the forwards.
TheGame316
Joined: 11.18.2008

Jun 9 @ 11:49 PM ET
At least Tuukka stuck it out this time and didn't bail over a toothache and a cavity
deezdoughnut
Boston Bruins
Location: CT
Joined: 02.25.2019

Jun 10 @ 12:37 AM ET
Swayman will be the starting goalie next year. Hope they can get Krejci and Hall on friendly deals. Dcore definitely needs to get a little stronger as well.
BWKK1
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 02.01.2016

Jun 10 @ 1:17 AM ET
"At least Tuukka stuck it out this time and didn't bail over a toothache and a cavity"

If you are going to criticize then get your facts straight. His daughter was sick and he didn't want her exposed to Covid. Not unreasonable at all. Rask haters like yourself need to get a life!!
LFS
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 02.08.2021

Jun 10 @ 1:37 AM ET
Rask and hall are useless
mascqp
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Away
Joined: 05.04.2011

Jun 10 @ 2:02 AM ET
I thought it was the refs that lost you the series and not your young defence
Benny Blanco
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Islip, Long Island, NY
Joined: 07.25.2020

Jun 10 @ 5:15 AM ET
Man I'm sore.

At least it wasn't Queefs .
glove_was_stuck
Boston Bruins
Location: ne spi suka!!, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Jun 10 @ 7:26 AM ET
This (frank)ing team is groundhog day except for that one time it worked out. (frank)ing loser franchise and will continue to be until Jacobs dies/sells out/a meteor hits. (frank) this (frank)ing team.
halo63
Joined: 01.02.2015

Jun 10 @ 7:58 AM ET
Wins lot of games regular season, Make playoffs, go to 2nd round, lose in 6 to great team.

Fan reaction: [email protected]$$ %+**.
Tee56
Joined: 10.02.2017

Jun 10 @ 8:13 AM ET
The 1st line was worn down this series. TOI was way off with the rest of forwards.
77emac77
Boston Bruins
Location: Duct tape cant fix stupid but it can muffle the sound, MA
Joined: 04.22.2010

Jun 10 @ 8:50 AM ET
Krug was a liability against the Blues a couple years ago, and chara proved in the first round what he had left. They definitly needed more depth, but those two werent it. Bruins got outplayed, the better team won.
77emac77
Boston Bruins
Location: Duct tape cant fix stupid but it can muffle the sound, MA
Joined: 04.22.2010

Jun 10 @ 8:53 AM ET
Swayman will be the starting goalie next year. Hope they can get Krejci and Hall on friendly deals. Dcore definitely needs to get a little stronger as well.
- deezdoughnut


or maybe go in a different direction. once smith got hurt, that 2nd line was done.
broncohorvath
Joined: 12.20.2012

Jun 10 @ 9:28 AM ET
Problem as I saw it was no secondary scoring Taylor Hall was mostly invisible and the only ones producing was Marchand Pasta and Bergeron Other than that.....Everyone was a passenger. You cannot win like that unless the other team is built the same
Granted bad officiating had a lot to do with it also but you need to have more threats to score. I would not sign Hall. Waste of money IMO
77emac77
Boston Bruins
Location: Duct tape cant fix stupid but it can muffle the sound, MA
Joined: 04.22.2010

Jun 10 @ 9:33 AM ET
This (frank)ing team is groundhog day except for that one time it worked out. (frank)ing loser franchise and will continue to be until Jacobs dies/sells out/a meteor hits. (frank) this (frank)ing team.
- glove_was_stuck


been to cup finals 3 times in the last decade, thats not to shabby. Doesnt take the sting out of this year though.
Bourque1970
Boston Bruins
Joined: 04.28.2021

Jun 10 @ 9:33 AM ET
Give the Islanders credit, they played well.
It does seem that every playoffs, critical dmen are forced to sit. Secondary scoring again disappointed.
As a player, you don’t have to score every 2 games…but you need to be responsible defensively.
bluemoon737
Boston Bruins
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Joined: 04.19.2019

Jun 10 @ 9:35 AM ET
Chara and Krug would have made no difference in the outcome. The loss of Miller and Carlo were the death knell of the Bruins this playoff season. The loss of the only two "true" defensemen was insurmountable.

Rinse and repeat...for whatever reason, our d-men can't make it through a post-season and until that somehow changes we are going nowhere. Is that coaching (teaching better on-ice awareness to avoid damaging hits)? Is that on the training staff (better strength and conditioning, etc.)? Or is it just pure dumb luck? I don't know but nothing has changed in that regard in several years. We go into the post season missing a key defenseman and/or losing one or more during the playoffs...hard to recover from that.

I'm hoping for a similar transformation with Carlo like Krejci. It wasn't long ago that Krejci couldn't stay on the ice to save his life and was Mr. Glass. In the last few seasons that has changed and Krecji is just about the ironman of the fwd group. Right now Carlo is Mr. Glass but if that can change things might look up.
Carm79
Boston Bruins
Location: MONTREAL, QC
Joined: 04.10.2014

Jun 10 @ 10:39 AM ET
Should be an interesting summer...
I would be shocked if Debrusk is not traded, his value is not that good unfortunately.
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Newark, DE
Joined: 03.09.2010

Jun 10 @ 10:40 AM ET
I thought it was the refs that lost you the series and not your young defence
- mascqp


Don't you have some cars to light on fire?
LFS
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 02.08.2021

Jun 10 @ 10:55 AM ET
Islanders just have more skill and better coaching. Big bad bruin hockey fails again.
LFS
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 02.08.2021

Jun 10 @ 10:59 AM ET
Problem as I saw it was no secondary scoring Taylor Hall was mostly invisible and the only ones producing was Marchand Pasta and Bergeron Other than that.....Everyone was a passenger. You cannot win like that unless the other team is built the same
Granted bad officiating had a lot to do with it also but you need to have more threats to score. I would not sign Hall. Waste of money IMO

- broncohorvath


Bad officiating had a lot to do with it.. and bruin fans cant figure out the problem. Still.
Isles
Location: Sweet Lou NY
Joined: 07.28.2006

Jun 10 @ 11:11 AM ET
Great series guys. It had a little of everything in it. I facking hate Marchand but man is that guy a great player
bluemoon737
Boston Bruins
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Joined: 04.19.2019

Jun 10 @ 11:24 AM ET
Great series guys. It had a little of everything in it. I facking hate Marchand but man is that guy a great player
- Isles

Palmieri continues to be a Bruins slayer, no matter what sweater he's wearing. That was a cheap shot on McAvoy though and I knew we were done when there was no response at all from our group to that hit. How Palmieri didn't have to answer for it is beyond me...embarrassing.
Nasty_Duck
Boston Bruins
Location: ON
Joined: 06.20.2012

Jun 10 @ 11:33 AM ET
Don't you have some cars to light on fire?
- jmatchett383


It's weird how some Vancouver fans are STILL butt-hurt over 2011.

What else can explain their trolling when they yet again did not make it to the playoffs?

It's not like we are rivals and play them regularly...
Tachmo
Boston Bruins
Location: Canada, SK
Joined: 07.01.2008

Jun 10 @ 11:34 AM ET
Chara and Krug would have made no difference in the outcome. The loss of Miller and Carlo were the death knell of the Bruins this playoff season. The loss of the only two "true" defensemen was insurmountable.

Rinse and repeat...for whatever reason, our d-men can't make it through a post-season and until that somehow changes we are going nowhere. Is that coaching (teaching better on-ice awareness to avoid damaging hits)? Is that on the training staff (better strength and conditioning, etc.)? Or is it just pure dumb luck? I don't know but nothing has changed in that regard in several years. We go into the post season missing a key defenseman and/or losing one or more during the playoffs...hard to recover from that.

I'm hoping for a similar transformation with Carlo like Krejci. It wasn't long ago that Krejci couldn't stay on the ice to save his life and was Mr. Glass. In the last few seasons that has changed and Krecji is just about the ironman of the fwd group. Right now Carlo is Mr. Glass but if that can change things might look up.

- bluemoon737


Pretty piss poor performance from the back end. How is Krugs replacement Gryz looking right about now? I had feeling this could bite the Bruins this year rolling with a young d core and not properly assessing Krug and Charas value.
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