UGH IT'S AN AFTERNOON GAME! I fucking hate afternoon games man, they're the worst. I mainly hate them because the Bruins absolutely blow donkey balls in afternoon games. I'm not sure what it is, but they seem to never show up for these games. Hopefully, though, the fact that they're playing the Flyers changes everything.
You have to think that the Flyers going up 4-1 at some point and then losing 5-4 is going to motivate them to pound on the Bruins. It was the biggest shit show for Philadelphia and I loved every second of it. Fuck the Flyers - especially when Bryz gets tossed. He's a fucking mess and has such a massive contract.
Bryz was even pulled Thursday night against Pittsburgh. Couple that with a Bruins win against the Toronto Maple Leafs and there is potential for a blood bath in the afternoon. You really can't have two better teams playing each other on a Saturday. Throw out everything you know about the Flyers this season.
It doesn't really matter when these two teams meet. The only thing I could wish for is that Tom Sestito was still wasting a roster spot so Nathan Horton could beat the ever loving shit out of him. Nothing would make this game better (possibly a Horton hat trick, but I digress).
The Flyers are the trash of the Eastern Conference. Garbage men look at the Philadelphia Flyers and shake their head in disgust and disapproval. There is, literally, nothing about the Flyers that has a redeeming quality about them. Claude Giroux? The "best player in the world" is a fucking souless ginger and is definitely NOT the best player in the word. If he was the best player in the world, his team wouldn't be fending off the Eastern Conference feces like Florida, Buffalo and Washington.
Are you still staring at that Bryz gif because I am.
I hope Boston wipes the floor with these orange and black assholes. Fucking orange, what a stupid color.
“This is not a coach’s decision. This is an organizational decision,” said Claude Julien. “It wasn’t an easy one because we know the type of person Chris is, and he’s a great player.
“Just because right now we’re waiving him, we’re hoping not to lose him. His team here [in Boston] isn’t over. He took a little bit of time to find his game and it was coming around a bit. He also knows that his last game wasn’t his best one. When you look at what he did in Providence you can’t count him off your lineup here. Right now it could just be a bump along the way. Certainly if we need a guy called up I’d have no issues about seeing him back up here.”
To fill the third line winger void, the Bruins also called up Jordan Caron from Providence.
In 71 games with the Bruins, Caron has notched 10 goals and 12 assists and is a +3. He's not doing so hot in Providence this year, though. He has 15 points in 40 games with the Baby Bs. Oof. He also had an upper-body injury during the Bs shortened training camp after the lock out.
After Chris Bourque was placed on waivers, Caron was in line to audition for the No. 3 left wing job. Caron scored a goal in each of Providence’s last two games. When playing at his best, Caron is a big, two-way winger.
Gotta wonder if this is the Bruins giving Caron legit shot at the third line winger spot or if they're just showcasing him. Sounds like a lot of people think Caron's being showecased and his time in Boston is running out. And with news that Carl Soderberg wants to join the Bruins after his SEL Playoffs are over, that sounds a little bit more likely.
Carl Soderberg Boston - now? Yes, many sources say that Boston makes a serious attempt to recruit the elite series målkung to NHL - immediately. The salary of Soderberg said to be $ 1.5 million for a full NHL season. But the main characters gives a different picture of Sportbladets news and information.
And now Dreger is reporting that the Soderberg is interested (finally) in heading over to Boston once his Swedish League is over.
27 year old Carl Soderberg hoping to join Bruins after Swedish Elite playoffs. 6'3, 225 lbs. Property of Bruins. Led SEL in scoring.
And for those wondering, no, he doesn't have to clear waivers. The Bs were smart and listed Soderberg on their Reserved List so he can just join the club without fear of being stolen. For those who don't remember 'cause it's been so long, Soderberg was traded to Boston for Hannu Toivonen (trololol).
Knowing the cavalry is on the way might put Chia's mind at ease in trying to fill that open winger spot on the third line. Like we talked about in last night's DOY Pregame Show, the answer for the third line isn't probably going to come internally. I guess Soderberg is technically internally but not really. More like on the fringe.
“We’ve been trying for five years to get him over here and it’s close,” said Chiarelli, who said the move wouldn’t stop him from continuing to explore the trade market. “He’s had a hell of a year and he’s grown into a big strong kid now, a man, and he’s told us that he feels he’s ready now. He’s a good player, big strong player. There are still some steps to go, but it looks good.”
And it'll mean another dreamy face for Bruins fans to drool over. Just look at that hair.
So here's hoping the Linkoping HC club gets knocked out of the Swedish Elite League playoffs real fast.
Nice win by the Boston Bruins after two disappointing losses. The game wasn't perfect and they made a comfortable two goal lead turn into a nailbiter one goal lead but the Bruins did what they couldn't do against Montreal and Washington -- shut the door and lock it down.
We feel like we say this every post-game recap but what a game by the "second line" -- Begeron, Seguin and Marchand. That trio is just unreal right now and has been all season long. They might be listed as the team's second line but they're the best line for the Bruins this year and most of last year. They work hard each shift, they know where each other are going to be on the ice and they get results. It's unreal to watch them play. If they're not the best line in the NHL right now than I'm almost afraid to ask who.
A lot of people were surprised that Julien put Khudobin in tonight against the Leafs instead of Rask how's numbers against Toronto is listed as obscene by the FCC.
And then there's the third line. They got called out by Julien and they had one shift that should've resulted in about a million goals but they came up empty. Guys can't buy a goal right now. But it's cool 'cause Soderberg says he's coming to the rescue when his season's over. Bwaaaah?
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The Bruins man. Maaaaaaaaan. Dem Broons. Despite being 14-3-3, the Bruins haven't been able to hold many leads this season, but somehow have found a way to come through and win those games. Except on Sunday. And Tuesday. A two goal lead against the Canadiens was wiped away when Zdeno Chara wiped Alexei Emelin's face off of his head then against Washington scored 4 unanswered goals as Eric Fehr split #seidofham like it was Kim Kardashian's legs at an NBA game.
But hey, the Bruins are facing the Maple Leafs so it should be okay right?
You damn right Charlie.
Toronto is riding a three game winning streak where they've scored a total of 14 goals. Yeah, 14 goals in 3 games! That's a crazy amount of offense coming from the Leafs, a team that's currently 5th in the East. This isn't your typical Leafs man. I don't think Boston is going to steamroll them like we're used to seeing them steam roll the Leafs. I just don't get that feeling.
Yeah we can all grab microphones and say "Thank You Kessel" and be stupid dickbags about the whole thing, but the last time these two teams played Boston squeaked away with a 1-0 victory. While two points is two points, that game was a dog fight.
It's funny, someone will more than likely come on here and call me negative. Shit, we already had one person bitch and moan that we're "writing the team off" because we put a picture of the third line as the Three Stooges.
Can we talk about the third line for a minute?
How fucking bad is this line? The biggest argument that dickbag had for me was that Peverley and Kelly won a Cup two years ago so we can't shit on them. I'm sorry, but have you shit on Tim Thomas since he's won a Cup? Probably, which makes your argument invalid.
Claude's system breeds a good plus/minus. You could step on the ice for 5 seconds and you're looking at a +5 for the night, unless you're the third line. This line is currently a -21 with 15 points in 57 games...combined. 15 points! You're paying this line around $7,000,000 dollars this year and they only have 15 points? Why is this acceptable?
What the fuck is going on on 100 Legends Way where they believe that this is a solid line? What's even is worse is where do you go from here? Who is in the AHL that could replace what this line is(n't) doing? From all I've heard, Jordan Caron fucking blows, Ryan Spooner (I think) and Jamie Tardif is hurt and Jared Knight can't walk from his bedroom to the bathroom without shredding his hamstring into a million bits. Lane MacDermid doesn't really fill a role for you unless Shawn Thornton gets hurt.
Is Carter Camper really the answer? No.
You could move Dan Paille up to the third line, play Jay Pandolfo and scratch Chris Bourque but what's the point? Chris Bourque isn't the problem on that line - the whole line is the problem on that line. Chris Kelly can barely stay on his feet, Rich Peverley can't hit the net and Chris Bourque is well...there.
To fix the line you need to completely re-tool the bottom of the roster. I think what we're seeing is that Chris Kelly had a career year in a contract year and the real Chris Kelly is here to stay - for another two years at $3M per year. The same goes with Rich Peverley. He was a guy that you could count on to move between the first and third line and now you cringe when he takes a wrister in the slot because it goes anywhere but the net.
I'm getting way off track here.
Team speed murders this defense and that's what the Maple Leafs are made up of. I think the days of 6-2 whoopings are over, I really do. While the Leafs goaltending is still a mess, you never really know what Boston team is going to show up lately and the 2nd/3rd periods int he Washington game prove that.
I'm not using one game to justify my concerns with the Bruins but that game was a microcausm of how Boston has played this year. Think about all the 2 goal leads they've blown so far this year, even the ones where they pull out the win. Five times this season Boston has had a 2+ goal lead and blew it. They did it vs Carolina (W), vs Buffalo (L), vs Tampa (W), vs Montreal (L) and vs Washington (L). So about a 1/4 of the time they can't hold a two goal lead.
Jesus Christ. How fucking awful are the Boston Bruins when have a lead in the third? Answer: Really fucking awful.
Little Lamb and the Capitals spoon feed the Bruins with an easy 3-0 lead and then the team decided to take the rest of the night off. Here's a picture of the team when they came out for the second period:
Capitals are third in the worst division in the NHL and the Bruins couldn't shut them down. Ugh. And does Ovechkin do anything but just hang at the offensive blue line? I think him hooking Marchand was the first time he's ever been seen in the defensive zone. He's the kid that would never play defense in pick up hockey.
But another late lead blown. Bruins are breaking down more in the third than my old car. Awful.
Bruins are 14-3-3 so there's no need to blow this team up or anything, but they gotta wake up. This doesn't bode well for the rest of the month when they have to play every other day if they're going to only put in a partial effort.
I fucking hate the Washington Capitals. I know I say I hate a lot of things on this site, but the Washington Capitals rank #2 in my "hockey world of hatred", ranked right under the entire city of Montreal, which includes that team and that pathetic fucking fanbase. I don't know what it is about the Washington Capitals that I really dislike, but I'm pretty sure most of it comes from the way everyone sucks Alexander Ovechkin's hairy caveman dick. Remember when he was drafted? I'm pretty sure I saw an ESPN commercial with Steve Berthum where Stevie boy is just cranking his prick over a post of Ovechkin and someone walks in on him. It's like a bad American Pie movie.
Add to that their fanbase that acts like their shit doesn't stink when in reality they have absolutely no reason to be such pompass dickbags. None. Go on Twitter and search Capitals and it's just a fucking joke. They're either saying how amazing the team is or how fucking awful everyone else is. You know what this city celebrates? Winning divisions. Hang a banner. Hang a fucking banner because you won the Southeast Division - the resource room of the NHL.
Go to the Verizon Center and look up at the ceiling. It's Southeast Division banners - maybe an Eastern Conference banner sprinkled in there - maybe. It's like big, idiotic Ted Leonsis will hang a banner when someone sneezes and another person says "God bless you." Hey Teddie, I have a banner for you:
Yeah, you did it! You're currently fucking 14th in the Eastern Conference, tied in points for last place with Florida. Your division is made up of Florida, Tampa, Carolina, yourselves and Winnipeg and for some reason you can't make it out of the cellar. You know how bad your division is? If it was the playoffs today, only one team would be in the playoffs. You and your division are the reason why these new alignments are going down - so the NHL's shitstain division doesn't have to be seen in the playoffs. You're the red headed stepchild locked away in the closet and fed bread through a filed down mail slot. No one wants to see you guys, unless it's Holtby's father doing Stephen Hawking impressions.
Also, you're welcome NHL that the Bruins made Holtby look like a Vezina Trophy finalist in the playoffs so the Capitals extended him and he sucks. It was probably the greatest things the Bruins accomplished in the playoffs last season. Out of 74 goalies recorded by NHL.com, Holtby is currently 57th in goals against average with 3.01 and is 43rd in save percentage at .907. Amazing isn't it? Pierre McGuire was creaming is pleated pants over this guy during the playoffs and now he can barely fend off a cold.
And that's your Washington Capitals in a nutshell - a team that overachieves and then falls back into the pit where they belong. Then there's Ovechkin, the most overpaid, laziest mother fucker I've ever seen play hockey. It's a disgrace to see this guy be such a lazy fuckwad that he is knowing the talent he possesses. I mean, his lazyness got Bruce Boudreau run out of town because Boudreau sat him in overtime, then Dale Hunter stopped playing him late in the period during those Bruins playoff games and he complained about it.
HELLO ALEX, YOU'RE LAZY! For years the league compared him and Sidney Crosby and Ovechkin can't hold Crosby's pube shavings. Hell, if Ovechkin put paste over his face like how I picture he ate it in those Russian kindergarten cells they own and then plastered Crosby pubes all over the paste, they'd probably just fall off in disgust. I wish he stayed in Russia like he stated he was going to because he thought his word had pull in the NHL.
The best part is that there's an actual website called Russian Machine Never Breaks and their banner is his cro magnon man face. I wonder if they changed their name yet. I have some wonderful names for it:
Russian Machine Never Skates (Yinz)
Russian Machine Rarely Scores (Jbro)
Russian Machine Rarely Tries
Russian Machine Has Tramp Stamps (Jbro)
All are a lot more accurate than what they're working with right now. It's possible that the machine never breaks because it's not really working, like an 85 year old's woman vibrator. His defensive abilities are probably as dusty as her cooter too.
I hope Boston is angry when they play tonight. Angry about Sunday, angry about the playoffs. I hope they just come out and shit stomp the Washington Capitals, take that airhorn and shove it up that guys puckered starfish. If any team deserves to be strewn about the ice in writhing pain in America, it's the Capitals. God, that arena should implode when the Bruins leave tonight.