Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 26: (L-R) Head coach Bruce Cassidy and General Manager Don Sweeney of the Boston Bruins speak during Media Day ahead of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on May 26, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Not only did the Bruins fail to make it out of the second round for the third time in the last four years, but their failure to do so paved the way for what’s probably the worst fourth round imaginable for those of us living in Boston: A 2021 Stanley Cup Final between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning. Hmm… gross!

Whether or not you watch the 2021 Final is completely up to you. We do live in an area where the weather is nice for about 50 days out of a 365-day year, and it’s been nice, so opting out(side) is completely understandable.

But for those of us who will partake in misery watching because we simply don’t know any better, and hoping the Bruins themselves are among that group, this is a 2021 Stanley Cup Final that should come with a lesson or two for the B’s to learn.

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