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Fresh Links: Acceptance

Next up? Defiance.

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins
Maybe next year
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Blues raised the Stanley Cup on TD Garden ice on Wednesday night.

  • NBC was the REAL winner, setting a record on Game #7. The Score
  • If you like your bad news straight up, here you go. Scouting Post
  • Ouch. Oooh. Owie. Yeowch. Boston Herald
  • How exactly was it that the Bruins let St. Louis raise the cup on TD Garden ice? Providence Journal
  • The answer is “nobody.” Follow these recaps of numerous incidents from the loss and then ask the appropriate question. CBS Boston
  • Home ice advantage ultimately wasn’t. Providence Jornal
  • A fine postseason performance by Tuukka Rask was all for naught. WEEI
  • Have a look at the Conn Smythe votes and the tale they told. NBC Sports
  • So now Brad Marchand is this season’s scapegoat?
  • The Bruins are left with some tough UFA decisions.
  • A further aging, but still viable, core will be in place. Which other players will be worth re-signing? Boston Herald
  • From start to finish, this group of Bruins learned to lean on each other, and will do so now in the face of defeat. Bruins Daily
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, look at this season’s defensemen. Hey, at least Urho Vaakanainen won IIHF gold with Finland, and Connor Clifton made the leap to the NHL. The Hockey Writers
  • Sounds of silence- at least Boston fans didn’t stoop to Vancouver’s level following the defeat. Boston Magazine

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King Jr.