For those who don't know, I've teamed up with Chris over at Gahden Gremlins for the month of Movember to help save the prostates, penises, and balls of the world. In all serious though, Movember is a great movement. For anyone who is interested in donating, you can do so here
What? No "Week Three"? Well if the mustache doesn't grow, I got no material.
I'm happy to say that it's finally filled in...kinda...enough to pretend that it's an awesome mustache. There is still virtually no hair in between my upper lip and chin, but the rest has grown long enough to cover that up. It's sort of like a comb over on my face.
With the end of the month approaching, I'm going to have a difficult choice to make. If the Bruins keep this up, I have no choice be to keep the mustache going, much to the dismay of those around me. For those going to the viewing party on the 30th, you'll be able to experience it first hand...and join in the dozens of people in telling me I look like I belong on a sex offenders list.
I was told the other day that I look like I belong on a motorcycle, so here's Biker-Pizz
A week ago Buffalo was all up in arms because Ryan Miller sauntered out of his crease and was love-tapped by Milan Lucic. Miller, who was apparently trying out for the US Olympic Diving Team, flopped to the ice and "banged his head so hard he got a concussion". Now Miller is hurt and Sabres fans are calling for Lucic's head and the Bruins have transformed into a team that has broken off 9 straight wins and in doing so have also become the villains of the NHL. The bWo is here people. Embrace it and embrace glory.
I can see why the Sabres would be mad. They spent a shit load of money this offseason for a guy like Ville Leino (6 years, 27 million dollars [$4.5M a year for you dolts out there]). Leino has been on fire in Buffalo. In 20 games, he has 2 goals, 3 points and is a lustrious -6. Outstanding. He makes more than Milan Lucic (4.083M a season) and has about one-fifth of the production. I'm glad you guys have a new owner who doesn't mind spend out of the ass because his eye for talent is clearly lacking. Enjoy Christian Erhoff for the next 100 years because the 90 years after he's done playing, he'll still be haunting Buffalo. Guy's a scrub.
I can see why the Sabres fans are mad at Bruins fans. I'd be mad too if I haven't won anything in my life. In fact, my friend Xzibit has stopped by:
Exciting. Truthful. Rich. Thanks bud.
This team hasn't won shit. They can't even win those participatory trophies that the loser kids get for just showing up to little league. You know those little ribbons that say "You're the best!" with an over-exaggerated thumbs up to make kids feel good because they're an unathletic piece of shit? Yup, Ryan Miller couldn't win that if he tried. Just like he couldn't win a gold medal. And a playoff series against Boston. And get laid.
So all that shit happened against the Sabres and everyone in the NHL cried that Lucic wasn't suspended. The best thing about this is most of the bullshit came from Montreal and Vancouver, where the incident didn't happen and where either of the teams hailed from. These fan bases just want to bitch and moan despite having their own problems. I didn't forget about Alex Burrows biting Patrice Bergeron and I didn't forget about Erik Cole running Enroth two days after the Lucic/Miller incident. Apparently everyone else did.
How surprising right? Now Buffalo fans are saying that the Sabres should run Tim Thomas. You know I say? Go ahead. Last night Thomas took a skate to his glove hand and didn't bat an eye. Didn't shed a tear. Shit, Thomas probably didn't even feel it because the skate dissolved upon impact on Thomas' body. So yeah Buffalo, go ahead and run Tim Thomas because it'll be the last thing that ever happens to one of your shitty, goony, AHL players. Guaranteed it ends up like this:
or even this:
It's obvious that Timmy doesn't mind getting a little physical, unlike his Vezina winning counterpart who probably cries when he falls off of his bike.
After the jump, more Buffalo bashing and maybe a game preview? Maybe...
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Montreal, Vancouver and Buffalo are full of conspiracy theories regarding the Bruins. Not one of these cities can accept the fact that the Bruins are just better than them.
Montreal loves, loves, LOVES to say the Bruins only win because they are goons. Two points on that:
1) If you're complaining that the Bruins are too tough and rugged for your team to beat them, what does that say about your weak ass, diving, injury faking team?
2) Suck it.
The Bruins went into Montreal last night and outside of Poo-liot played one of their most disciplined games of the season and beat Montreal. Of course idiot Habs fans took the lead from that moron Dave Stubbs and still made excuses but the Bruins made their point. Of course a former WWF referee like Stubbs would love a team that fakes injuries and dives all the time. Makes him feel like he's back in the ring, working a scripted match!
Nine wins in a row. NINE. B's are back in first place in the Northeast with a few games in hand. They're even winning games when they're not playing even close to their best. Tim Thomas is a mother f'ing monster. We warned you Northeast Division. We said the bWo was coming for you. You laughed. You taunted us. You sent us whiny emails calling us "classless fags" without understand the irony of your statements. But look now. You bitches are in trouble.
After the jump..... TIM-MY THOM-AS! TIM-MY THOM-AS!
If you're a fan of the Boston Bruins, you know how brutal the Montreal Canadiens fans are. They're pompous, self-righteous, holier-than-thou attitudes are more annoying than a banquet hall full of Tim Tebow's talking about putting up a hospital. They believe they're the "keeper of the gate" when it comes to hockey. Everything lives and dies in Montreal when it comes to hockey. Remember all the bullshit they gave Boston fans...about everything?
Milan Lucic is a thug for running a goalie on a different team (despite Erik Cole and is rapist mustache doing the same thing a few nights later).
Boston fans are ruthless for giving a guy a hard time in the bathroom because he was wearing a Canadiens t-shirt.
But these Montreal fans are the worst fucking. They flip cop cars over when their team wins in the first round of the playoffs. They call 9-1-1 during a hockey game because there was a hit on one of their players. They boo the American National Anthem.
They probably cheer when someone in a Habs jersey falls on the sidewalk and then boos when there's no referee around to make a tripping call.
Then this beauty comes out from last night:
Unreal. For a fan base that prides themselves on being the cream of the crop, they really look like a bunch of total dickbags here. What else do you expect from these people?
Look, I've seen some nasty fights in the TD Garden. I once watched a complete section just throw down for no apparent reason, but there's a difference between Boston fans and Montreal fans. Boston fans don't claim to be the "begin all, end all" of the NHL, or even the hockey world. We know what we are. We're fans of the Bruins. We're homers. We're a championship fanbase and we end it at that. You never hear Bruins fans boast about being the first American NHL franchise. You never hear Bruins fans talking like they own the world. We are what we are and that's that.
Montreal is a whole different monster. These people believe that the Canadiens ARE the NHL and the Habs haven't been relevant since 1993.
I can't wait for the Montreal chirping to start. It used to be "Well, win a title this decade!" (which is humorous because their team didn't do it either), so what's it going to be now? Oh "24"? Okay, you can keep your 24 Stanley Cups, I'll keep the one that I saw the B's win last year.
Before you crown yourself the jewel of the NHL, maybe you should learn what being a good hockey fanbase is all about.
Amidst the Patriots game tonight and Sidney Crosby's return, this game is probably going to get a little lost in the shuffle, which is sad because this has all the makings of an epic game. First of all...It's a Bruins/Canadiens match up. Secondly, the last two times these two teams faced off, it wasn't pretty...in fact, it sucked. But now the Bs are riding a 8 game win streak, Montreal just knocked the Rangers off an admirable 7 win streak, so you know both teams will be fired up.
What better time for a little payback for October?
Before the second round of the playoffs last season, 99% of fans, media and pink hats who heard Felger talk wanted Julien fired. If you say any different you're a liar. At one point or another you either said or wrote the words "Fire Julien!" somewhere. We were no different. We openly admit that. We all thought we were better at back seat coaching than Claude Julien was at actually coaching.
Fans (and when we say fans in this post we include ourselves in that group) and some media talked about how he wasn't playing raw rookie Seguin enough, how he wasn't motivating the team enough, how he wasn't giving Shawn Thornton enough powerplay time (okay, maybe that was only us).
Then a funny thing happened. Julien pimped slapped every single one of us and showed us how things get done.
It was like Julien was just waiting for the right time. He read and heard the comments. He admitted as much. But he didn't care. He then proceeded to dominate Philly, out coach the incredibly overrated 1-3-1 defense of Tampa Bay without bitching about it like Philly and Chris Pronger and then in the Finals he absolutely EMBARRASSED Alain Vigneault. Canucks fans will say "how can you embarrass someone in a SEVEN game series?!"
Give it up. The Finals weren't nearly as close as the seven games indicated. The Bruins players, not coaches, HANDED the Canucks the first two games. Every time Vigneault made a move, Julien countered it beautifully. None of Vancouver's lines got in any rhythm because Julien was mixing and matching so beautifully.
By the time Julien was done with him, Vigneault was nothing but a whiny, excuse making mess. He was stunned.
Why? Because Julien is a master scientist. A chemistry expert. And this season he is showing the same touch.
After the jump.....Julien knows his chemistry.....
It started when Zdeno Chara introduced Max Pacioretty to his good friend Mr. Stanchion. It continued in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals when the whiny, pansy, arrogant Vancouver Canucks complained that the Bruins were bullies. And it was again highlighted recently....
Saturday November 12th, 2011.
Ryan Miller pretends to have a pair of testicles for three seconds and gets brave enough to wander from his crease as he and Milan Lucic race for the puck. He thought he was safe. He thought no one would touch a supposed American hero (even though he blew the game against Canada in the Olympics on a shot that Thomas would have saved).
Everyone complained, but no one did anything. They couldn't. The Bruins are too good and too tough. They had to sit there and take it but that didn't stop them from complaining.
And then it happened....
After the jump.... the dawn of a new era, a tougher era... a bigger and badder era....
Bruins start a three game road trip today. Last year the Bruins were road warriors.
That's Marchand next to Timmy.
This year it's been a different story but the Bs have yet to hit the open road since starting their seven game win streak. Luckily for Boston they won't have to play against the New York Islander-Mets while they wear their ugly third jerseys. That'll happen on March 31st. Like the Blue Jackets, the Islanders suck. Hopefully the Bs learned their lesson about playing down to their opponents and will actually play high caliber against a low caliber team tonight.
Last time the Bs and Islanders faced, the Bs steamrolled them. From our recap:
At the end of October we were all frustrated at the piss poor play of the Bruins, Rask was ready to murder small children because his team never play anything approaching good in front of him and Nathan Horton's picture was being posted on milk cartons around Boston.
Three games into November the Bruins are 3-0, Rask got a much needed win and Horton looks to be turning a corner.
Ryan Miller needs new mask 'cause his current one can't protect his delicate little head. He got a concussion last season by taking shots off of it. Maybe he won't use a Franklin streethockey mask this time.
Anyways, to celebrate this happy occasion we're throwing another reader-Photoshop contest. You may remember our Guy Boucher contest last spring. Huge. We want to see what you all come up with for Miller's new mask.
We'll set the deadline at Monday afternoon. Email your deigns to
. We'll show the best in time for next Weds. Bruins-Sabres game.