So here we are. The game you've all been waiting for. If you came here looking for Savard-Cooke revenge coverage, we're going to go ahead and disappoint you.
Call us bad fans, but we're over the Cooke thing. It was cheap. It sucked. But there's two points on the line here for a Bruins team that has had trouble rising to the challenge for big games. If Bruins go in focusing on Cooke, they're going to lose.
"It's obvious that it's something that's hurt my life for a bit and put me through some tough times," Savard said of Cooke's head-hunting hit. "It's not easy. It'll be on my mind, but at the end of the day, I'm just going out with my team and trying to get points."
The story line of Cooke and Savard on the ice for the first time since the incident is definitely intriguing but the Bruins vs. Penguins is bigger than Savard vs. Cooke.
The bitter taste of the Bruins choke job Saturday night is still in our mouths. Bruins "luck out" a bit tonight if you can even call it that. Sidney Crosby is sidelined with a mild concussion. You would think that would be a good thing for the Bruins. We're not so sure.
Our dear Bruins have a tendency to relax or not show up for games. If they go into this thinking they'll have an easier time not having to worry about Crosby, Malkin is probably going to just crap in their mouths (assuming his knee is good). Penguins aren't all flash. They're gritty, they hit and they can fight. Bruins are in for one hell of a game tonight. We can only hope they decide to show up.
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After the jump... Bruins struggling mentally, both teams hate the Wild and the Canadiens and Chara SMASH!
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Edit (1/13/11): We feel bad for Rick Rolling ya on this post. The NHL Guardian Project just released the actual Bruin Guardian.
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Boston Bruins need to play a full 60 minutes.
Maybe because we've been talking about the Bruins talking shifts, games, weeks off since October. Last night was just another game in which the Bruins played a strong portion of the game, but not the full game.
People have been saying it's Julien's job the Bruins aren't putting in a full effort. The "Fire Julien!" crowd have started lighting their torches, the pitchforks are being sharpened. Still consider: 1) Bs are still in first in Northeast, 3rd in East. Let's not panic yet; 2), who do you replace Julien with?
Our recommendation (if we had to make one) -- Mike Wallace.
Seriously. Maybe he can get the Bruins to play a full 60 minutes.
Look on the brightside, the powerplay sucks, they take games off and yet, despite their worst efforts, they're still in first place. That's the silver lining. But that doesn't excuse the shitty play the Bruins tend to fall into from time-to-time -- almost on a nightly basis if feels like sometimes.
We hate sounding like a broken record but the Bruins not fighting for 60 minutes is the Bruins #1 problem.
After the jump... quotes, headlines and more on the Bruins inability to play a full 60 minutes... Add a comment
Sorry, but this recap is going to be short. We're not in much of a recap mood after this game.
Simply put: Bruins should've won this. How do you blow a two goal lead with three minutes left in the game?
AngryBruinsFan had this right:
All of a sudden, Boston took their foot of off the gas pedal and took a “prevent defense” type approach where they would bleed the clock and win the game. The issue is that THIS TYPE OF PLAY DOESN’T WORK. Bruins fans who have paid attention over the past few years can attest that Claude Julien’s system at the end of games does not work.We're not exactly on the "Fire Claude" bandwagon, but shit's not right. It's the same ol' story. Bruins are making guys like Murph and Haggs job easy. We're 99.9% sure they already know what quotes they're going to be fed about another letdown. Hell, they could repurpose any quote/story from earlier in the year and just change the team name.
There's no space for prevent defense, no room to take the foot off the metaphorical gas pedal in today's NHL. You play and you play hard a full 60 minutes. You let up for a sec and shit like tonight happens. You need to pepper more shots on Price. Pathetic.
Chara was in another post-game scrum. More "Suspend him!" BS being spewed. They might be right. The push was borderline at worse. Might've been a little extra of a dig, but we're not entirely convinced. It definitely wasn't bad enough to cause this firestorm, though.
We're glad Chara shows some fight, but it'd be nice if it happened during the game. Post-game does nothing but give opponent's fans fodder.
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Ahhh... the Canadiens. We love this rivalry. Too bad the Bruins don't anymore.
Is it just us, or has something been different with the rivalry over the past year? The Bruins don't seem to get up for it anymore. So far this season they've played some really lazy, uninspired hockey against the Habs. Maybe the new guys aren't well versed on the rivalry. Who knows. But...
Last game seemed to reignite the flames a little bit. Krejci punched out Cammalleri. KREJCI!
Montreal fans can cheer all they want because Cammalleri got the take down but Krejci won that fight. Look at lil Mikey's bloody face. Funny Cammalleri didn't really connect until Krejci was on the ground. Classic Habs. Pansies.
But that wasn't all. Nope. That P.K. Subban fellow crushed Brad Marchand. Marchand would even end up missing a few games. Then Subban slew footed Campbell after the hit and somehow Campbell got a roughing penalty. Refs are idiots. Montreal players and fans continue to be pansies.
Was that the game the reignites the fires of the rivalry? Or are we going to see the Bruins fall flat again when the stakes are raised?
After the jump... Carey Price is a douche, Horton might be out and some game day links.......
Because it was such a sweet save, we felt the need to post the video of Tuukka Rask's diving save from last night on Wild's Martin Havlát.
We just came a little in our pants.
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Bruins must have nightmares about Jose Theodore and the Minnesota Wild. They never seem to do well against either. Boston fell to 0-6-0 at home against the Wild since the Wild came into the league. Lazy play and turnovers cost the Bruins. Well, so did a questionable hooking call on Shawn Thornton.
Boston came out flatter than Kate Moss in the second while the Wild opened up a shooting gallery on Tuukka Rask. Thornton went to the box because the refs were bored and Boston's lazy play let up a first goal. If Rask wasn't sharp, this game ends 54-1.
The game basically boiled down to a duel between Rask and Theodore. Good and Evil. Unfortunately for Rask, evil prevailed because his teammates thought it would be super cool to have terrible turnovers and stretches of uninspired play. Bruins eventually turned it on but Jose Theodore was playing out of his mind.
Of course, the Wild really didn't play that shabby. They're on fire lately. Gotta give credit where credit is due. The Wild capitalized on the opportunities they were given. Bruins just couldn't solve Jose Theodore. He was like the Riddler.
Rask showed he still has the moves. Two starts in a row for the youngster and he was still schooling bitches. He's the man. Most action he's seen all season. Often times he was working alone. Like Batman.
After the jump, this recap is brought to you by 1960's Batman.........
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After a big road trip our beloved Bruins are back at the TD Garden to take on the Wild.
Not gonna lie -- this is one of those games where you just kinda forget about when looking at the schedule. We don't have much of an opinion on these guys. They're like the chores of the NHL -- you might not love to do it, but you prob don't hate it either. They're just there.
Like chores, the Wild are just there.
Chuck Kobasew is back in Boston. That's "exciting." He has a whopping 6 goals and 1 assist. Thornton has 7 goals and 2 assists. 'Nuff said.
There's a dumbass rumor going around about Marc Savard being traded. If you:
1) Retweeted said rumor (in seriousness, not mocking)
2) Believed it
You're probably also a dumbass.
Umm.... yea... not much else going on. Bruins are still first in the Northeast and third in the East. Go Team Fire Claude #sarcasm.
After the jump... projected rosters (Tuukka or Timmy?)... game day links... and game day video... Add a comment
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The Boston Globe does these weekly "Caption Contest"...errr... contests, involving cartoons one of their artists draws. This week involves the above image: two Boston Bruins figure skating.
We haven't seen moves like that since Kenny Wu.
One bitter Sabres fan did tell us to "go watch figure skating" after the Chara vs. Sabres brawl a few weeks back. Maybe they are on to something?
Obviously if you have a good caption idea, head over to Boston.com and enter; we think you win a prize (not 100% sure). Mostly likely the Globe will only take the "family friendly" replies and publish them on their site, but this pic is leaving doors wide open. Leave your captions in the comment field here, so we all can enjoy our juvenile humor.
Greg is the newest member of Days of Y'Orr. He's our big midseason pick-up. What can we say? Purrgeron is a master orator and negotiator. Anyways, this is Greg's first piece for DOY so be gentle (or at least use lube). We're hoping his writing and ranting will be a weekly Wednesday feature on the site. For more Greg, follow him on Twitter @Pez5611 and read this other blog, Angry Bruins Fan.
I really like this new place. I don't know if it is just the new digs of the fung shui of the drapes, but whatever is going on here is okay with me.
Welcome to the weekly segment here at Days of Y'Orr called "You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?". Yes, it is a complete rip-off from Family Guy, but what are you going to do about it? As I mentioned, this will be a weekly segment on Days of Y'Orr where I'll begin to vent frustrations on the Bruins and anything else hockey related.
You know what really grinds my gears?
Who do you think you are with your complaining about the World Juniors being held in
It is apparent the
More on Canada hockey and other Random Thoughts from Greg after the jump.... do it up...