We woke up pissed this morning. It's four days before Christmas. We should be running around like five-year-olds in our onesies, not moping on the couch with arms crossed, bitter that we wasted our Monday night watching gutless hockey.
And yet, here we are anyways.
We don't want to come off as whiny on the blog (there's enough of that going around as it is), but we're getting sick of watching the Bruins play.
We're season ticket holders and in no way have we been rewarded for the time and money we've spent on the team. Our ticket rep didn't give us the "Fanatic Package" we asked for three times, one of our Rene Rancournaments doesn't sing and the Bruins are playing flatter than a later bloomer's chest.
What has been hitting the ice is a passionless team. There's no fire in the belly, no "playing with desperation" as Julien called it last night.
Hell, we put more effort taking shits in the morning than the Bruins have put on the ice this month.
And after an embarrassing 3-0 loss to the Ducks only the injured Mark Stuart is on the ice early today for practice and that's after the 11am practice got pushed back to 11:15. The whole team should've been out there working on passing and shooting drills. The Bs put up 45 shots last night but they all sucked. Wheeler was the only one that really impressed us last night to any degree.
And that's saying something.
This morning Toucher and Rich asked some questions about coaching that obviously made Shawn Thornton a little uncomfortable. They didn't directly asked about Claude Julien but their intent was obvious. We're not quite pro-"Fire Claude!" but we're frustrated as well and can see why people would want him booted from the bench. Some think maybe Leaf fans are on to something with this waffle-throwing craze going on up north.
People have been asking us where the Bruins heart is this year? Where it was last year?
We don't have an answer. Patrice Purrgeron is on another adventure as we speak trying to answer that very question for us (stay tuned later).
After the jump we look back at what kick-started the 2008 Boston Bruins road to domination (sans playoffs)...