Jesus fucking Christ. Who would've thought that we'd be sitting here praying for a win over the Senators? THE SENATORS! What are your feelings on this Jame Van Der Beek?
I couldn't agree more pal. Do you know want to know how fucked up the NHL is right now? The Toronto Maple Leafs are leading the Northeast Division. The Senators are second in said division. The madness isn't just contained to the Northeast Division. The Panthers are second in the Southeast Division (The PANTHERS!), the Oilers are leading the Northwest Division and the Ducks are last in the Pacific. Also, the defending Stanley Cup Champions that lost 4 players in the offseason (3 unless Shane Hnidy actually counts) and returned its solid core of players...is in last in the East!
To make matters worse, there were people (myself included) that want the Bruins to take a flier on Sean Avery. Thoughts James?
You're right James. What the fuck are we thinking? That's how desperate this fanbase is for something to happen with this team. The "product" on the ice has been less than stellar. If this hockey team was milk, it'd be about a month out of date and poured down the drain. I feel like I should make a holiday pun, so here it goes. In my best Jack Edwards impression:
The Bruins have ended October with more tricks than treats, but hope is restored as November rolls around hoping that this team is more than just a bunch of turkeys. Like the Pilgrims leaving England, this Bruins team will venture out into the unknown and try to make anew, not allowing themselves to get stuffed like a bunch of birds. With emotion, hard work and the drive to win this black and gold squad hopes to enjoy a thankful feast of wins before the decorative lights of the Winter Classic begin the second half of the season. It's with this hard work that the Bruins will be rewards with nicely wrapped victories and not just a lump of coal in their Stanley Cup embroidered stockings.
How'd I do?
Anyways, after dominating the Maple Leafs, the Bruins came out and stunk it up (twice) against the Canadiens. I don't even know what to say anymore. It's pathetic and the Senators are on fire going 7-3 in their last 10 games. Boston in their last 10: 3-7. Unbelievable if you think about the talent on this team. Nathan Horton is still missing. I hope he comes home soon or I'll have to go spoon with Tammy. In that case, stay wherever you are.
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