The Winnipeg Jets are not that good.
While their record suggested otherwise coming into Friday night’s affair at the MTS Centre (the second ‘e’ is silently Canadian), the Bruins are a better hockey club in every facet of the game. And yes, every facet includes overall skill. I’ll gladly take a roster with Bergeron, Smith, and Eriksson (among others) over one “loaded”...
Set to the tune of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, obviously.
It’s The Most Frustrating Time of the Year
When the Bruins are slumping
And everyone’s dumping on Milan Lucic
It’s the most frustrating time of the year
It’s the rum-rumoriest season of all
Cause Chris Kelly’s scoring is certainly fleeting
And we all want Taylor Hall
It’s the rum-rumoriest...
Ah, the dreaded back to back. If you’re looking for a beacon of light it is that the Bruins don’t end a back to back against the Canadiens. That’s something right? RIGHT?!
In reality the Bruins are playing the Western Conference versions of themselves. The Wild have been struggling with injuries and now it looks like their goaltending duo is sick, which automatically means...
Last week, after thirty eight years and some change, I got to attend my very first Bruins game in Boston. No, that doesn’t make me any less of a fan. In fact, seeing them in the Garden for the first time brought to five the number of NHL cities in which I’ve seen the Bruins play. And, just as they’ve done in each city previously, the Bruins found a way to lose the game...
No David Krejci tonight.
Lucic-Kelly-Cunningham is a thing.
What a way to start a three game road trip. The Bruins are headed down to Nashville to play a goalie who is smoking hot. Rinne currently leads the NHL in GAA, SV% and wins. He’s single-handedly kept a Nashville team that is mediocre in scoring in the playoff hunt. The team posts a 1.93goals against per game...
Can we talk about Taylor Hall for a minute? I want to talk about Taylor Hall for a minute.
Yesterday Darren Dreger came out on TSN radio and had this to say about Taylor Hall and the Oilers (from Puck Daddy):
“It’s not one player. It’s the collection of players that make up the sagging work ethic and lack of culture. But if you had to put a face on it, or a name to it, that...
Wishing all our Jewish friends a happy Hanukkah/Chanukah this year.
Chara’s stoked to light the menorah once again.
In case you needed some more evidence that Jeremy Jacobs is a ******** of an owner who doesn’t give a crap of anything beyond filling his pockets, here’s video of George Stroumboulopoulos interviewing Jeremy Jacobs and Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and part-owner of the team, about the Game 7 playoff matchup from the 2013 playoffs.
Choke, choke, city *****, city *****
Choke, choke, choke city *****, city *****, choke
Choke, choke, choke city *****, city *****
Mustard on the beat
The first good chance of the game came with Zdeno Chara in the box. Bergeron was able to clear the puck into open space, where Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner made the mistake of trying to stick handle against Brad Marchand. Without a clear...
I don’t know whether it’s the Bruins or doing this feature every week that’s killing me, but I feel significantly more dead inside with each passing week this season. I’ll probably be six feet under by Christmas, so enjoy this **** while it lasts.
And I guess we’re due for some burning hot takes on Tyler Seguin, the NHL’s leading point-getter and goal-scorer…
“I don’t have mumps.” — Says Guy Who Obviously Has Mumps
— RMNB (@russianmachine) December 12, 2014
According to the MetroDailyNews, Bruins young gun David Pastrnak is expected to play for the Czech Republic World Juniors Championship later this month.
Bruins prospect David Pastrnak will meet up with his Czech Republic countrymen for the World Junior Championships when the team comes to North America, a source told the Daily News.
Only thing that would prevent this from happening...
It looks like the Boston Bruins will be hosting the 2016 Winter Classic. Puck Daddy reports:
According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the NHL is in talks with the Boston Bruins for the 2016 Winter Classic. It was said on TSN’s Insider Trading.
“I would think that by mid-January to mid-February, that it could be finalized if all goes well. That’s the primary focus...
This quote pretty much sums up the entire game. Once again, the Bruins forget to play for 40 minutes, then fired on all cylinders for the third only to come up just short. Not sure if it’s a coaching problem, a leadership problem, etc., but this strategy really needs to stop.
That’s why this team is so frustrating this season. You see the potential of what they can do, but they’re...
Four days off had me like
But now the Bruins are back and what a game to come back to. The Blackhawks are on fire right now, winners of their last seven and getting a healthy Patrick Sharp in the fold. Boston is also getting at least one of their fallen brethren back as Zdeno Chara should make his return tonight. It is possible David Krejci also makes a return but groin injuries...
Zdeno Chara is scheduled to come back tomorrow and we have the inside scoop on how it happened. All Z needed was a montage.
A sports training montage.
GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE!
We just might see Zdeno Chara return to the line-up this Thursday against the Blackhawks after being out for a hundred million years.
Claude Julien indicated that he's "optimistic" about Zdeno Chara playing Thurs vs Chicago: "That's our captain we're talking about here"
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) December 9, 2014
Handle FlawlessBacon posted a bunch of photos over at IMGUR, entitled Honest NHL Slogans for Every NHL Team. Some of them are pretty hilarious. The Boston Bruins slogan is just spot on accurate.
They’re all pretty good but we particular enjoyed the Habs and Stars slogans.
Lots of Bruins in recent video games lately. Patrice Bergeron – NHL 15 cover boy, AssCreed: Unity. pic.twitter.com/M5cTqpFYIv
— Abominable SnowPez (@PezDOY) December 8, 2014
Zdeno Chara – Dragon Age 3. pic.twitter.com/Yoi5qdDPpf
— Abominable SnowPez (@PezDOY) December 8, 2014
We can’t wait for Marchand to be made into a Hobbit or Tuukka as an Elf.
It seems David Pastrnak has been sent down to Providence yesterday.
There’s two hypothetical reasons why this happened:
1. Providence has two games in between Boston’s four days off. The team travels to St. John’s, Newfoundland to take on the Icecaps. It is possible that the Bruins want Pastrnak to get more playing time in rather than just practice. There’s a good chance...
As you might have noticed, turkey and booze made me too lazy to post last week’s Bruins Comments on Friday. So, if you missed it…I apologize. The good news, however, is that this week’s contains a sample of the vile **** that was spewed out of the mouths of some idiots last week.
As for this week, well…the Bruins have lost three straight in pretty embarrassing fashion,...
I think the Sharks are winning the #fancystats battle. pic.twitter.com/Y1ctcmyP1K
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 5, 2014
….ok maybe it was…
S/T to PuckDrunkLove.
Fifteen goals in the last ten games.
If I do the math properly – which is never a given with my questionable skills in the subject – that equates to 1.5 goals per game. No team is going to come out on the winning side of the scoreboard very often with offensive output like that. After an admirable effort in Anaheim and a complete no-show in Los Angeles, the Bruins badly...
The Bruins offense was tired. The trek out West has taken more out of it than normally anticipated. The offense needed to rest, recharge and refocus on what was important. It looked at itself in the mirror, large purple bags hanging underneath its eyes. ‘What am I doing?’ constantly ran through its head like a never ending marathon. It needed to rest. Finally, it laid down...
Last night, Chiarelli was in Buffalo and folks were talking about how he’s interested in Chris Stewart. Tonight he’s in Chicago and not for the pizza either…
#Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli in Chicago tonight.
— Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) December 4, 2014
Probably interested in Danny Carcillo.
…oh **** me… can you imagine?
Maybe let’s hope he’s there for the pizza.