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#1 Riviera82

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

I just had a thought that might make for some mildly interesting discussion.
I wondered who would win if the 2010 version of the Blackhawks met the 2011 version of the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final.
Obviously it's just speculation because these two teams were never quite this good in the same season before or after their respective championships. If there's one thing they have in common, it's that they both knocked the Canucks out in relatively embarrassing fashion.
Ok...Discuss.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

Bruins because of goaltending


Blackhawk goaltending was terrible. They won the Cup because Philly goaltending was worse.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

Chicago was a stronger Team despite not as strong of goaltending
Boston would have been beaten (like they were in the 2 first games by the Canucks, maybe swept, if everyone remained healthy)
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:39 AM

Easy. Chicago, hands down. Remember how stacked they were???
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:52 AM

The Bruins had Thomas, but they also needed Game 7 to beat Montreal, Tampa Bay, and a Vancouver Canucks team with virtually all their top six forwards and top four defensemen injured. If the 2010 Hawks had the chance to play Boston, they would likely beat the Bruins in six games because they weren't so heavily reliant on their goalie.

Byfuglien vs. Chara would be an epic battle, though.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

I think the Bruins would have ultimately taken it. I remember a lot of teams had issues with Byfuglien in front of the net, but with Chara i think that it would have been interesting to see the battles in front of the net. Thomas is better than Crawford by leaps and bounds, the Bruins had a physical team that could finish. I think the Hawks would have been completely worn down, and would have trouble scoring goals against the Bruins.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

I think the Bruins would have ultimately taken it. I remember a lot of teams had issues with Byfuglien in front of the net, but with Chara i think that it would have been interesting to see the battles in front of the net. Thomas is better than Crawford by leaps and bounds, the Bruins had a physical team that could finish. I think the Hawks would have been completely worn down, and would have trouble scoring goals against the Bruins.


It wasn't Crawford, it was Niemi.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:58 AM

Niemi was not nearly as strong as Thomas in goal but I would still lean towards the Blackhawks winning. They had scoring all throughout their lineup and plenty of size and toughness as well. Also count the fact that Chicago was a terrific home team and that if the two versions of these teams met in the Final, Chicago would be granted home ice advantage.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:01 PM

Boston because Jacobs has more clout on the BoG than Wirtz.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:04 PM

Poll?

I would say the Bruins. The were a great all around team.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:12 PM

Poll?

I would say the Bruins. The were a great all around team.


Sorry no poll. This is actually the first topic I've created and I completely forgot to add a poll.

Edited by Riviera82, 15 December 2012 - 12:13 PM.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

It wasn't Crawford, it was Niemi.


:shock: it was! :picard: Well now that i have embarrassed myself... Anyways Niemi still isn't as strong of a netminder as Thomas.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

Boston because Jacobs has more clout on the BoG than Wirtz.


Probably, but does Jacobs have more clout than Leonsis?
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

I'm also gonna go with the Hawks. Bruins had a decent team but Chicago was stacked. Kane, Toews, Hossa, Seabrook, Keith, etc. Also this was back before the Hawks became soft. They used to have quite a bit of toughness in the lineup. The Bruins barely made it past some teams in 2011.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

Tough one. Both teams have similar players but it goes to Chicago for me. At least with Chicago, they didn't do cheap shots and dirty hits/plays the first time we met in the playoffs. Boston did. Chicago has more class than Boston and Chicago's 2010 team was stacked with depth scoring on all 4 lines.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:27 PM

I would have loved to see Chara try and move Byfuglien's fat a** in front of the net....

Chicago wins in 6 -_-
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

Chicago easily.

that team was stacked. Boston was carried by goaltending and took 7 Game's to beat our injury depleted team.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

I would have loved to see Chara try and move Byfuglien's fat a** in front of the net....

Chicago wins in 6 -_-


Speaking of Byfuglien's fat a**. I shudder to think how big he must be by now with no hockey to play.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

Chicago any day of the week and twice on Sunday's. Stacked forwards, stacked defense and solid goaltending. Would easily handle Boston even with Thomas's 2011 form.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

That Hawks team was every piece come together perfectly, it wouldnt be a contest.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

I would have loved to see Chara try and move Byfuglien's fat a** in front of the net....

Chicago wins in 6 -_-


I wondered about that too. Between Chara pushing Byfuglien and Thomas chopping at him it's plausible that he'd go down or move out of the way.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:29 PM

Id like to imagine them beating the crap outta eachother, all getting suspended or injured and running out of players. No cup would be awarded.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:39 PM

chicago. the 2010 chicago team would have destroyed the 2011 bruins. they were stacked.
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

I'd have to say Chicago. Chicago was so stacked that year. They should've won the President's Trophy too.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:36 AM

I'd have to say Chicago. Chicago was so stacked that year. They should've won the President's Trophy too.


They probably should have. It's pretty remarkable if you think about it, they went from out of the playoffs in '08 to a Stanley Cup in '10.
General consensus seems to have Chicago winning with only a couple of people favoring Boston, I'm still not entirely convinced. Who picked Boston to beat the Canucks? Not me, and if I recall correctly not many other people did either, not even Don Cherry.
If Philly (with their 88 points and very questionable goaltending) could take Chicago to overtime of game 6, I'd have to think Boston would at least take them to game 7, then it's a toss up.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:52 PM

If the Vancouver Canucks had a different coach in those years, neither one of these teams would be used, if would be Canucks 2010, Canucks 2011.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

Chicago had an amazing offense in 2010 but in 2010 an amazing offense could still win the cup. 2011 saw the game slow down to favour a larger team which could stifle speed and passing plays (aka the Canucks). Thus we shifted our focus to scoring on the PP when the ice opened up enough to neutralize the game-killing hooking, holding and interference that was suddenly legal. Then refs wouldn't award PPs to us in the playoffs and we were boned.

Basically Chicago would beat Boston under 2010 rules (as we would have) but Boston would beat the Hawks during 2011. The rules changed to let the Bruins win (then again for the Kings). Hate-able as the Blackhawks are, I've always held them in far higher esteem after their cup run than the cup winners after them.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

Chicago hands down. More talent and lots of toughness mixed. Toews & the core would of led them past Game 6 in Boston to a victory. Thomas would of been "EXPOSED" & we would talking now about Who was this Thomas?
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