Why the Boston Bruins Should Have Won
As many of you reading this may (should) know, the Boston bruins made it to the Stanley Cup finals last year (2012-2013). Unfortunately they didn't win despite all of their highlights throughout the year. There are 3 different reasons as to why they should have won the Stanley Cup last year.
First off, the Boston Bruins had to win a serious battle against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Their first series of the playoffs were against the Leafs. A series works as first team to 4 wins moves onto the next playoff series. The series had gotten to game 7. The most intense game there could be. The Bruins started off to a porr start and were down in game seven 4-1 in the last period. Boston then cameback and won the game in overtime ending the game off 5-4 Boston, with an incredible comeback.
Another reason of why Boston should have won the cup was because of their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins were the team that was looked upon to take the Bruins out of the playoffs due to their tremendous amount of skill and players such as Sydney Crosby. Although Boston had gotten so close to losing to the Leafs, a team who is looked down upon from their lack of wins, Boston ended up beating the Penguins 4-0 in the series!
The last reason as to why Boston should have won last year is because of their insane heart and motivation. The Bruins mad the ridiculous comeback against the Leafs only through determination, swept (4-0'd) the Penguins with concentration and ended up losing even with a combination of both against the Chicago Blackhawks in the finals. Boston fought through all of that and deserved the win against Chicago yet they pushed even harder then that. In game 6 of the series against Chicago the captain of the Boston Bruins, Zdeno Chara, was playing hurt alongside player Patrice Bergeron who was also hurt in the finals. Chara didn't confirm that he was injured during the finals (which is common for players to do in playoff games) but the coach did confirm after the series that he was injured. Patrice Bergeron however did have an injury confirmed before he went to the last game of the playoffs. patrice played game 6 of the series against Chicago with a broken rib and a separated shoulder. This shows Bostons true heart and determination to win the Stanley Cup.
The Boston Bruins didn't only show their skill and talent fighting for the cup, but their determination to win as well. Yes, Chicago also fought well for the Stanley Cup, but compared to the Bruins, no, they didn't deserve to win.