"Desperation is the raw material of drastic change.
Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in
Can hope to escape."
- William S. Burroughs
Folks, let's be honest here. The game was over when Wheeler tied it up last night. You knew it. I knew it. And this fact raises an ego-shattering question in the collective heart of Boston Bruins fandom: Is Boston's recent inability to hold a lead a minor hiccup caused by fatigue or is it a symptom of playing a system that restricts offense in order to bolster defense?
The Bruins are in the middle of a stacked schedule having played 11 games in the past 20 days. The wear of the road is having an obvious effect on the roster, namely in the way players seem to be dropping like flies. First, Chris Kelly is probably done for the rest of the season after he breaks his leg in a collision with Chris Neil. Then David Krecji goes down (who knows how long) after stopping a Johnny Boychuk slap shot with the inside ...