Cam Neely: Game 7 loss to Blues “most painful loss of my career”
BOSTON – Bruins President Cam Neely skilled loads of demoralizing losses as a Corridor of Fame participant for the Black and Gold.
Neely was with the Bruins after they misplaced Stanley Cup Finals to the Edmonton Oilers in 1988 and 1990 together with the notorious sport when the lights went out on the outdated Boston Backyard, and there have been loads of painful losses to the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins all through a standout enjoying profession that ended with out a Cup.
There was additionally a misplaced 2013 Stanley Cup Remaining to the Blackhawks in 2013, and the notorious collapse towards the Philadelphia Flyers again in 2010 after the Bruins had constructed up a 3-Zero lead within the best-of-seven sequence. Definitely, there have been different gut-punch losses since Neely joined up with Bruins administration again in 2007 after which took over as membership president 9 years in the past.
However, in Neely’s eyes, none of these defeats examine to the Sport 7 that the Bruins misplaced on dwelling ice to the St. Louis Blues nearly two months in the past. The Bruins had pushed for the primary Stanley Cup Remaining Sport 7 on dwelling ice in franchise historical past after defeating St. Louis on their dwelling turf in Sport 6, however then fell disappointingly quick in entrance of their followers at TD Backyard within the winner-take-all remaining sport.
The Bruins President sat down with NBCSportsBoston.com on Thursday afternoon at TD Backyard and admitted that shedding to the Blues was probably the most “painful” defeat in his lengthy profession as a hockey participant and government.
“I feel I am lastly coming to peace with it within the final week or so. I am getting out of somewhat little bit of this depressed fog that I have been in. It is by far the toughest and most painful loss in my profession,” admitted Neely to NBCSportsBoston.com. “To get that shut I simply really feel horrible for the gamers and all the workers for placing every part in and getting so far as we did, after which developing one sport quick.”
Clearly there are many Bruins followers which might be in the identical “most painful loss” camp as Neely after the B’s pushed issues to a winner-take-all remaining sport. A lot of the ache stems from the golden alternative that the Bruins had after all the Stanley Cup playoff high seeds bowed out within the first spherical and actually opened up a pathway for the B’s to get to the Cup Remaining for his or her date with future towards the hard-nosed Blues.