Rumsfeld wrote:And keep in mind that powerhouse 2011 team really wasn't that great in the playoffs. Our skill and depth almost got us all the way but we were oh-so-nearly humiliated by the Hawks, squeaked by Nashville on the back of Ryan Kesler, had one fantastic series against the Sharks, and then, yeah, the Bruins. It was really nothing like the impressive Final runs we've seen in recent years from the Kings, Hawks, Ducks and Wings.
This is an interesting comment to make, and I can see what you're saying when you're comparing the run to other recent cup runs. However, also interesting, you can make the exact same statement about the 2011 Bruins. Both teams struggled on their way to the finals. Both teams faced massive embarrassment via potential first round eliminations.