The Bruins defenseman talked to Stuff Boston about his season ending injury during the playoffs when he ruptured his spleen during the Bruins/Habs series. Hunwick’s photo features the war wound he received during the Bruins battle for the Stanley Cup and it’s also more proof that scars are hot.
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Is it wrong that I think of that famous picture of that Afgan girl from National Geographic? haha Ok, I know it’s a strech….but see what I mean?
You ignorant slut. Congrats on pissing away an amazing opportunity to play in Toronto. The Bruins organization were nothing but supportive and did whatever they could to help you grow as a player. But instead, you decide that you can’t take playing in Boston and would rather start all over again on a team in a bigger market, that won’t be making it into the playoffs or hoisting up Lord Stanley’s beer stein anytime soon(sorry, Curl). Maybe I’m bitter or simple minded(I did go to public school & Pine Mattress College), but I don’t understand how you can tell someone to piss off when they’re offering you an amazing opportunity?
Are you still bitter that Julien had you ride the pine during the ’08 playoffs? Are you upset that Krejci, Wheeler, Hunwick & Bitz are the new young studs on the block and willing to do whatever to win? It sure as hell wasn’t the cash – Lord knows they offered you enough. Did Charlie Jacobs refuse to pay you in Sour Patch Kids or were they going to force you to eat breakfast? It is the most important meal of the day….
I don’t get it. Since Friday night when the trade was announced, I’ve been trying to figure out what you would want to leave. Yeah, Boston is tough and it’s harsh and the people kind of suck and the media are pains in the ass – but in the grand scheme of things, it could be worse. Instead you’re going to Toronto where hockey is life and they’re going to expect you to earn that pay check. Who knows, maybe a change of scenery is exactly what he needs? Maybe that’ll help you mature or at least use that thing that’s three feet from your ass.
Good luck, bro – you’re gonna need it.
Dear Byron Bitz,
I’ll buy you a beer if you level Kessel on Dec 5th.
So we’re at the half way point for summer and while some of you dealt with heat waves, trips to the beach and traveling to different destinations. I’ve been stuck in Boston working and doing very little writing. And since I have the honor of being the low man on the totem pole at my ‘real’ job - my vacation isn’t until October. I still don’t know where to go, so recommendation are welcomed. Anyways! Please accept my apology and since the summer is almost over(sorry to be so ‘glass is half empty’.), here’s my Summer of 2009 Half-Way Point Post. WHOOOOOO! Enjoy Continue reading
Oh happy day! David Krejci, the man who makes everyone look better, resigned with the Bruins yesterday and we can expect the Czech to stick around for another three years. The Bruins didn't comment on the terms of the contact, but reports are coming out that the three year deal will cost the team around 11 million.
Now we just have to wait and see what the team does with Phil Kessel, Matt Hunwick and Byron Bitz.
Yeah, so – I didn't see that happening. But then again, I should be use to disappointment. I am from Boston. Anyways, I've gone through the death stages already and I'm pretty much over it. I've done my best Rupert Pupkin and wished Cancer upon Scott Walker, I got teary eyed and had a boo-hoo, I've denied the goal was even scored and tried to convince myself that due to terrorist activities in the United State – Gary Bettman canceled the playoffs and we'll take it up next year.
But it did. So now what? Will I watch the rest of The Stanley Cup Playoffs? Probably. But I swear, if it's another Pittsburgh/Detroit series – I'm going to throw my tv out the window. I'm tired and over the same teams getting in the finals. No one wants to see that! My only hope is that The Chicago Blackhawks make it and win it all.
There's still the Red Sox. *snore* Baseball is getting painful for me to watch and the games are just a snoozefest. I'll save you from the David Ortiz rant. Listen, it was bound to happen one day. Whether we want to admit it or not, he is human.
Celtics? *eye roll* I'm over them. I was a big C's fans when I was a kid, but I have no emotional attachment to the team anymore. Well other than for Big Baby Davis. But somethings are left unsaid. So godspeed to them.
So what am I going to do? How am I going to distract myself? I'm going to watch The Memorial Cup ! The Cup starts tonight in Canada and thank GOD, the NHL Network is airing it. So if you live in one of the 16 houses that gets the NHL Network, cheers to you! You're in luck! Go Windsor Spitfires! Plus The Providence Bruins are taking on the Hershey Bearsin the Eastern Conference Finals. So you can go heckle Simeon Varlamov, I know I will and maybe if we're lucky, Vladimir Sobotka will stab someone with their skate.
This is it, people. Game seven! Someone is going to be setting up tee times tomorrow and while the other will be prepping to play the Penguins. The momentum has shifted and the B's have won the last two games. So this will be easy, right? Who knows.
But after the performance we got during Game 6, I'm thinking the people in Boston are going to be very happy tonight. I cannot wait for the game – it's going to be amazing! I could say more, but it's already been said. We all know what they need to do.
LET'S GO B'S!!!
Mike Wendt made this great video – add him on Twitter!
If the Bruins needed another reason to win – do it for Mikey!
By the way, congrats to the Pittsburgh Penguins who demolished the Washington Capitals last night! I recommendy you watch the video Puck Daddy, Greg Wyshynski, did. Mike Green was just not having it when it came to the handshake. I guess that's what happens when you get pulled in the third period for playing like crap. At least he has his sack to come home to.
I posted the Kevin Millar comment from 2004 yesterday and I decided to take some liberties and put a Bruins spin to it. Lame….I know. But here ya go!
"Don’t let us win tonight. This is a big game. They’ve got to win because we’ve got Ward coming back today and then we'll be back in Boston for Game 7 and then you can take that fraud stuff and put it to bed. Don’t let the Bruins win this game." – Jack Edwards, May 12, 2008
"Don't let us win tonight. This is a big game. They've got to win because if we win we've got Pedro coming back today and then Schilling will pitch Game 6 and then you can take that fraud stuff and put it to bed. Don't let the Sox win this game." – Kevin Millar, October 17, 2004
I remember hearing that and thinking he was crazy. But then again, who didn't think Millar was crazy? Red Sox fans knew Manny's former spokesperson was a bit of an attention whore, but no one knew he was also a psychic. If you told me what happened in '04 was going to, I was going to say you're crazy and need to lay off the pipe. But the Sox did win and went onto win the World Series. They did it again in '07 and that's when I started to be less pessimistic.
When the Bruins started their comeback last year against the Habs, I wondered if there was going to be another epic comeback – but this time on ice. Well, it didn't. But this year, it's different. The team that hits the ice now on Causeway Street is big, bad and would make Bruins fans of the past proud.
The black & gold were down 3-1 going into last night's game and the team who's been telling their fans on a nightly basis that they wanted it, weren't playing like they did. But last night was different. It was Carolina's game to lose and it was also the anniversary of when Bobby Orr flew through the air with the greatest of ease and lead the B's to winning the Stanley Cup. So no one wanted to see this day in Bruins history tainted.
There were signs everywhere giving encouragement and then there was one that spoke the truth: PLAY LIKE YOU WANT IT! We'll never know what was said before the game or on the plane, but whatever it was, it seemed to work and the boring series became a little more interesting. Everyone is saying the Milan Lucic's hit on DennisSeidenberg changed the momentum of the game and I would have to agree. Last night showed cracks in Cam Ward's armor and we saw what happens when the tables were turned. Tim Conboy desperately tried to turn the game around by attempting to fight with Shawn Thornton & Mark Stuart and failing miserably. Then there's Scott Walker. Who let's be honest, is a douche and has face that deserves to be beaten, took out Aaron Ward. Coach Claude Julien is reporting that Ward might have a broken orbital bone and Carolina Hurricane's coach, Paul Maurice didn't seem the slightest concerned for his team's bush league play. Jussi Jokinen started it off, when he slashed B's captain, Zdeno Chara, with less than a minute left and sending Chara hobbling back to the locker room. But Chara did his best Paul Pierce impersonation and came back in the third.
According to an AP story, Maurice reportedly laughed off the idea of repercussions in upcoming games and seemed to be more concerned with Walker's sore knuckles and with the idea thaving to sell his truck for any fines. Classy, Maurice.
I'm assuming Ward is going to be out. I know you should never assume, but if he is – can we please give Johnny Boychuk a chance? The kid is a beast! The B's are off until Tuesday and the next game is on enemy territory. They're down, but they're not out. Take it one game at a time and show the fans that they do in fact want it. Go Bruins!