Bruins fans have obviously learned their lessons about becoming overconfident over the last several decades.
Asked after the commanding victory over Montreal to rate their confidence level the Bruins could win the Stanley Cup this season, readers of TheBruinsBlog.net showed a decent amount of guarded optimism.
What is your confidence the Bruins could win the Stanley Cup?
- 3 (45%, 114 Votes)
- 4 (28%, 72 Votes)
- 2 (14%, 36 Votes)
- 5 (7%, 19 Votes)
- 1 (5%, 14 Votes)
Total Voters: 255
Most ranked their confidence level at a 3, and those that rated their level as a 3 or 4 dominated the poll. In fact, out of 255 voters, 205 voted a 3 or better. Of course, only 19 of those voted 5 (17 less than voted 2). Committing to that 5 would obviously take a lot more faith than Bruins fans can be expected to have considering all the postseason disappointments since the 1972 Cup win.
So there are definitely some high expectations associated with those Bruins as the season winds down to its final eight regular-season games.