Misc. Blues wrote:
This IS the best team we've ever had. And the fight ain't over yet.
This team would get swept by the 2000, 2001, and 1981 versions of the Blues.
"Fight" is the main thing this core has not demonstrated in the playoffs.
I think you are high or something. This team hits, blocks shots, and plays hard all series long. FYI Chicago has one two if the last four cups. They are (Frank) STACKED offensively. What is it you expect to see to demonstrate "fight" in this series? They have out played Chicago for most of the series.
This year's version has shown alot more heart than the last 2 years, in a large part because of bigger roles for Scwartz and especially Tarasenko. But, its not enough to compete, to be "right there with them" as Hitch will tell us. If you want to consider yourselves Cup contenders, you have to win
series like these, not just be in them.
It was a god-awful unlucky bounce (and Toews conveniently way out of position, pity we couldn't get the puck to the guy he was supposed to be defending), but this was a must win game
and they didn't do it. This team has had 100 chances to change the narrative from a repeat of last year and has failed. What makes anyone here think that this team, with a banged up post-concussed Backes and the Hawks getting back Seabrook, is going to go into the Madhouse on Madison on Sunday and win? Do you think our top 6 forwards are suddenly going to magically become elite snipers and stop missing wide open nets? That Miller has stealing a game in him?
Again I hope they prove me wrong, but the Blues' route to the second round sure looked like it had to include a win in game 5.