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Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« on: May 22, 2019, 09:27:37 AM »
Just like everyone predicted. Starts Monday for some reason.

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 09:29:08 AM »
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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 09:29:36 AM »
Go STL!  What a turnaround for them.  On the verge of being torn apart, now in the finals.

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 09:45:39 AM »
Go STL!  What a turnaround for them.  On the verge of being torn apart, now in the finals.

31st in points from the start of the season to January 2nd.

From January 3rd to the end of the season they were 1st in points.

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2019, 10:08:27 AM »
Go STL!  What a turnaround for them.  On the verge of being torn apart, now in the finals.

31st in points from the start of the season to January 2nd.

From January 3rd to the end of the season they were 1st in points.


Just imagine how much better they'll be next year after they offer sheet Marner and reunite him with Bozak.

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2019, 10:15:18 AM »
Totally hoping to see T-Bo hoist the hardware

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2019, 11:35:46 AM »
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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2019, 11:40:20 AM »
Was there ever a decent rationale for Buffalo trading ROR? He didn't ask for a trade, right? And there weren't any whispers of locker room issues, were there?

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2019, 11:44:04 AM »
Was there ever a decent rationale for Buffalo trading ROR? He didn't ask for a trade, right? And there weren't any whispers of locker room issues, were there?

He said something about giving up and not having any fun during locker cleanout the previous season.

https://buffalonews.com/2018/04/09/sabres-oreilly-says-he-lost-love-of-game-lacked-mental-toughness/

Not even remotely decent rationale, mind you.
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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2019, 12:05:25 PM »
Was there ever a decent rationale for Buffalo trading ROR? He didn't ask for a trade, right? And there weren't any whispers of locker room issues, were there?

I'm pretty sure there was someone on this board who said that O'Reilly himself was clearly bad in the dressing room which was why his teams didn't have success.

Which isn't a decent rationale but is, in hindsight, funny.
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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2019, 01:29:08 PM »
Was there ever a decent rationale for Buffalo trading ROR? He didn't ask for a trade, right? And there weren't any whispers of locker room issues, were there?

Yes, Buffalo is led by stupid people.

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2019, 01:47:10 PM »
He said something about giving up and not having any fun during locker cleanout the previous season.

https://buffalonews.com/2018/04/09/sabres-oreilly-says-he-lost-love-of-game-lacked-mental-toughness/

Not even remotely decent rationale, mind you.

Not great rationale, no, but, at the same time, you don't really want to keep someone around who doesn't want to be there - even if they haven't specifically said so. The Sabres also clearly felt they needed a change of leadership, changes to the roster, etc.

At the end of the day, I think the rationale for trading him was okay - not great, but okay. The execution, however, was obviously terrible. They were in such a rush to get things done so they wouldn't have to pay his signing bonus this summer that they turned the whole situation into their own Thornton-to-the-Sharks misadventure.
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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2019, 02:06:12 PM »
He said something about giving up and not having any fun during locker cleanout the previous season.

https://buffalonews.com/2018/04/09/sabres-oreilly-says-he-lost-love-of-game-lacked-mental-toughness/

Not even remotely decent rationale, mind you.

Not great rationale, no, but, at the same time, you don't really want to keep someone around who doesn't want to be there - even if they haven't specifically said so. The Sabres also clearly felt they needed a change of leadership, changes to the roster, etc.

At the end of the day, I think the rationale for trading him was okay - not great, but okay. The execution, however, was obviously terrible. They were in such a rush to get things done so they wouldn't have to pay his signing bonus this summer that they turned the whole situation into their own Thornton-to-the-Sharks misadventure.

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2019, 03:44:16 PM »
The Boo-urns seem on a mission. Can the Blues take them down?
Also, when are the Bruins getting old?
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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Boston vs. St. Louis
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2019, 11:47:30 PM »
Was there ever a decent rationale for Buffalo trading ROR? He didn't ask for a trade, right? And there weren't any whispers of locker room issues, were there?

I'm pretty sure there was someone on this board who said that O'Reilly himself was clearly bad in the dressing room which was why his teams didn't have success.

Which isn't a decent rationale but is, in hindsight, funny.

I said he was always on bad teams, nothing about him being bad in dressing rooms though. The first part didn't age well.