Tyler Dellow, of mc79hockey.com, uncovered some "fun" emails showing that NHL disciplinary czar Colin Campbell has just a bit of a grudge against Bruins center Marc Savard, calling him the "biggest faker going" and a "little fake artist." Below is what can be found in Dellow's post (which is up and down do to bandwidth issues -- he's getting a lot of traffic for this piece). Stress is ours:
A couple weeks later Mike Murphy or Mr. Walkom (it was not clear which) wrote to Mr. Campbell (and Mr. Walkom) that Mr. Warren had “missed high stick on [player] with 130 left in the game…..hard for a Ref to see….[general manager] will be whining’. Mr. Campbell replied:
A bend in the road is a dead end if you round the corner and Dean Warren is standing there. Your answer re: his high stick calls and the score of the game were horse shit. The 3rd call on [player] was while they were down 5 on 4 and on a def zone face off vs that little fake artist [player] I had him in [city] biggest faker going. And Warren fell for it when he grabbed his face on a face off. Your supposed to see the act, not call the embellishing act. Dean Warren has to go with [referee] There must be a way to get rid of this guy. Is there a way we can tract (sic) and total minors called by referees this year. We could then get the minors they call per game. … or with 2 [referees on the ice] it is impossible? Warren and [referee] out of [club’s] games. Give them to [referees].
There's a few more emails and then...
Re [player] Colin Campbell to Stephen Walkom, Mike Murphy 02/#/2007 09:21 AM
I know Murph and Kinger like [player] as a player but my view of him is this exactly…he puts his whining ahead of the game. I don’t think this is a regular occurrence (…..getting screwed) and …..exploded ………over the disallowed goal. He may be uncontrollable by ………….and……………..as I think his frustration level has hit a high point. He hates officials as well. He is still pissed off at [referee] for a call he missed in the playoffs years ago as I remember him bugging Murph about it. Let’s give him Warren and [referee] than (sic) he will really have something to whine about.
Dellow is able to narrow down the game in question to the Bruins vs. Panthers on 2/24/07 when Colin's son, Greg, got called for a high stick on Savard. Here's video highlights from that game -- not a good one for Boston. Fast forward to 1:50. Savard actually scores on the PP from the Campbell high sticking call.
No wonder Colin was pissed.
These emails could easily blow up in Campbell's face. We'd be lying if we didn't say we're a little wet in the pants for that idea.
First off: Colin's not supposed to get involved with any incident regarding his son. These emails make it pretty clear that Colin is unable to do just that. He pushed for the firing of a ref because of a high stick call against his son. Lame sauce.
Secondly: Clearly, Colin isn't one to forgive and forget. Question now is: Did Campbell's bias against Savard come into play when Matt Cooke laid Savard out last spring?
Days of Y'Orr buddy, Joe Proulx of BackYard-Hockey.com had a great idea for tonight's Bruins-Devils tilt:
That needs to happen tonight. We're counting on you, Boston.
According to DJ Bean, Greg Campbell won't be answering questions about his dad. He shouldn't have to. Greg shouldn't have to answer for his father's crimes. We <3 Soupy. Let's leave him be, people. After the jump... Campbell knows a lot about faking it (photoshops), and what everyone else is saying about the Campbell/Savard email.
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No transition game. Little effort. Bad bounces. Refusal to fight back after said bad bounces. That was the Bruins tonight. Too bad they can't play all their games on the road. Bruins are basically unstoppable on the road but hate playing at home for some reason.
Tim Thomas suffered his first loss of the season despite another great effort in net. Now he knows how Rask feels. He far outplayed the team in front of him and kept them in the game, but his teammates didn't help him out.
In short, we want a refund. After their great start to the season, the Bruins have lost four of their last five. We knew the struggles would come. We were just hoping their would be more effort involved. Oh well.
After the jump... Thomas saves, Alfreddsson is old and Recchi..... fights?!?!
Well I thought that it would be fun to start off this post with some more Chris Neil bashing, but I think Patrice Purrgeron covered that enough with yesterday's post, if you hate him even a little, check it out. For more wacky fun, check out #ChrisNeilFacts on Twitter.
Today our beloved Bruins take on Ottawa for the second time at the Garden tonight. Last time the met, the Bs won 4-0 and Thomas got his 3rd shut out of the season (not to mention 5th career against the Senators). Shouldn't be surprising to see Thomas getting another start tonight given his fantastic history against the Senators and technically undefeated record on the season. Don't feel bad Rask, we still love you!
Oh and just so everybody knows, Mike Fisher is STILL married to Carrie Underwood. Anyone left out there who hasn't been made aware of that a hundred times?? Points go to whoever counts the number of times announcers/commentators mention that tonight.
We're sure most of you are familiar with Chris Neil. He is the Ottawa Senators resident "tough guy" although that term should be used very loosely when it comes to Neil.
His most recent act of cowardice was attacking Dennis Seidenberg.
He's one of those players that takes cheap shots and then skates away, or waits until the refs are between him and the other player before he starts smack talking or throwing punches.
Basically... he's one of the NHL's biggest wussies. We've seen tougher players in local Mite leagues.
But... maybe it is all for show. Maybe off the ice he is the perfect gentleman, a man his community looks up to. Maybe something happened to him in his youth that made him that way on the ice. Who knows.
So we decided to have Boston's top reporter, Patrice Purrgeron, spend a day with Chris Neil to see what makes him tick. The results were.... horrifying to say the least.
After the jump... Patrice Purrgeron's day with the least tough "Tough Guy" in the NHL......
With tired, Friday morning eyes we found this gem on VERSUS.com (stress, ours):
BOSTON (AP) Officials from the new Boston Garden are trying to identify a woman who can be seen on an internet video kicking a hole in a bathroom pillar.
Boston Bruins spokesman Matt Chmura said building officials found the damage in their postgame sweep after Saturday night's game against the St. Louis Blues. They are trying to identify and locate the woman, whose face is clearly shown in the video.
In the video, a woman in a Milan Lucic Bruins T-shirt kicks a hole in a support pillar in the bathroom.
Then she falls down.
First off, we're 75% sure whoever did this must be a Days of Y'Orr reader. It's the only explanation. Bunch of hooligans, our readership.
Like these guys:
Or they're from Northeastern.
Secondly, we don't think AP needs to call the TD Bank Garden the new Boston Garden. It's been around for quite a while now; there's nothing new about it.
Thirdly, of course it's a someone in a Lucic t-shirt kicking a hole in the bathroom. She was just honoring his legacy.
Lastly, a bathroom pillar? It's not like the Garden is built out of Styrofoam and plywood. That must've been quite the Kung Fu kick with a little help from copious amounts of alcohol. Well played, belligerent drunken female. Well played.
So which of you fine ladies did it? Fess up. They got your face on video -- it's just a matter of time. You might as well fess up and tell us your drunken story (if you even remember it). Wonder if it's the same people who've been stealing VERUS' Bruins ads from T-stops.
We haven't been able to find said "internet video" but we did find this.
Filming anything in a bathroom is grade-A creepy
Points to anyone who can find said "internet video."
EDIT: Thanks to Joe Murray who found a link to the video. Video below or check it here.
This one hurt. Every time the Bruins lose to the Habs it hurts. Even though it happens a lot. But still. Bruins didn't really show up to this game. The Canadiens pitiful powerplay scored two goals on Boston's top ranked PK. Montreal players dove so much it made the Capitals look good by comparison.
Maybe the Bruins were just mentally and physically drained after that Pittsburgh game.
No excuses though. A loss is a loss. Gross.
After the jump... Montreal is full of pansies, refs are blind and play so ugly your ex looks great by comparison...
Fans will be out in full force tonight, looking for any opportunity to start "CA-REY!" and "Carey is a girl's name" chants. We've been priming our pipes for tonight's game. Section 306 will be rocking.
A win would put the Bs on top of the Northeast Divison.
DOY friend, DWatson783 was on fire with his Bruins-Habs tweets. He's pumped.
After the jump... we smooch more Shawn Thornton ass, game day links and an awesome Bruins-Habs rivalry video...
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