What happened? Seriously. What the fuck happened last night? It was going great – well as great as it could be for only scoring one damn goal. But still! How goddamn hard is it for the Bruins to play 60 mins of hockey? They do know this is their job, right? You work an hour a day – you could feed a 5 year old with ADHD buckets of sugar and soda and they’d be able to maintain for an hour of work. Why can’t the Bruins? There’s no excuse. The kids from the mini one on one did better job last night.
I’ll save you from being one of those yahoos who blame Tim Thomas for everything. Thomas did a great job – it’s not his fault the offense can’t score more than one goal when he’s in net. Did Tim fuck someone’s wife or shit in Julien’s car, because the rest of the team seem to be punishing him for something. Whatever it is, can we get over it and get over it quick?
It’s funny, Somethings Bruin ran a piece last week talking about how annoyed they were with the lack of coverage of the Bruins. I completely agree – the Bruins get the shaft. I mean, NESN brought in Peter Gammons on during the Bruins Intermission Report to talk about the John Lackey deal – that just shows you how much faith NESN has in the Bruins and God knows there’s NOT ENOUGH RED SOX COVERAGE. Ugh.
But when a team plays that crappy and shuts down like that, why would you want to give them the attention? Do you praise a kid when they mess up? No! You smack’em and punish them. What the Bruins did last night in the third period, is pretty much the same thing that Randy Moss did Sunday – THEY GAVE UP! They thought they had it in the bag and they started to play sloppy and look what happened. FAIL.
And it wasn’t just the Bruins fault, the refs were out of control last night. There is no reason why Danny Briere should be able to drag David Krejci along with Krejci’s stick trapped under Briere’s arm. There should been a call and the officials dropped the ball on that one.
So do I have a master plan? No. But changes need to be made PRONTO. Maybe they need veteran leadership *cough*AARON WARD *cough*, maybe they need to bring some of the kids up from Providence and give them a chance, maybe they need to use those first round draft picks and get rid of some dead weight. I don’t know. But the fact of the matter is, they’re NOT going to win a cup playing like this. Get your head out of your ass, stop worrying about if Santa got your wish list and keep your head in the game.
To make the loss even worse, they lost to Philly. I hate that shit hole. I’m sorry. It’s an abysmal wasteland. I’ve never had fun in Philly, I think it’s humanly impossible to enjoy yourself in a city who’s greatest accomplishment is booing Santa. So, as reminder of how awful the city is – I leave you with the famous Bill Burr ‘Philly Sucks’ rant. Enjoy.