Mark Madden

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ORR GOAL = OVERRATED

The Stanley Cup Final is underway, and since it’s a rematch of the 1970 final between Boston and St. Louis, we will be treated to ad nauseam replay of Bobby Orr’s Cup-winning OT goal in that ’70 final.

Orr is one of hockey’s three greatest players ever.

But that goal is so overrated.

Orr flew through the air AFTER scoring; he was tripped when the puck was already in the net. The Bruins led the series three games to none. If they had lost that game, they still would have won the Stanley Cup. The Blues were in their third straight final by way of playing in the West Division, which was composed entirely of expansion teams.

It’s a typically overblown Original Six moment. Mario Lemieux’s goal in Game 2 of the 1991 Stanley Cup Final against Minnesota was far more meaningful and spectacular.

Meantime, the Blues are 0-13 in the Stanley Cup Final. Ouch.


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