Originally written on BruinsLife  |  Last updated 1/30/13
As far as a five game stretches of hockey go, the Boston Bruins have met, if not surpassed, my expectations.  To near perfection, the boys in black and gold have rode Claude Julien’s system to a 5-0-1 record, all the while garnering a reputation as a team that will wear their opponents down with a defense-first approach until cracks begin to appear. This team plays a heavy, grinding style of hockey and the past five games have been a testament to not only Claude’s talent as a head coach but also the core of this teams faith in his scheme. Tell that ***** to be cool! Say, "*****, be cool!"  I literally applauded, standing in my living room wearing only boxer shorts and a hangover, when I saw Julien’s press conference in which he basically told people to chill the **** out.  With Tom Brady modeling androgynous clothing somewhere in Italy and 98% of New England writing off the Boston Celtics after Rondo tore his ACL, the pie-eyed morning news anchors (I’m looking in the direction ...
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