Ahhh those pesky Maple Leafs. Bruins are in trouble tonight. They've lost two in a row to Detroit and Toronto just traded away Kris Versteeg and brought in Aaron Voros. Haven't seen a player that good since the last time we watched some dude with no arms play hockey.
Anyway, if you're going to the game tonight our pal Cornelius from the Hockey Blog Adventure had a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious idea for tonight's game.
We all know Kessel is a sensitive litte flower, so maybe you should help out Cornelius and get the following chant going:
"No one wants you" was also suggested by our buddy over at PuckSage, if you really hate Kessel and want to make him cry. We're down with either one, so let's make it happen folks.
Maybe we'll get to see more of this tonght.
After the jump...... Brian Burke keeps making himself look dumber and Kessel hates playing the Bruins.....
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Welcome to Grinding Gears. Last time Angry Bruins Fan, Greg, ranted about how the Boston Bruins are screwing up Tyler Seguin's development. This week, he takes on the Bruins defense... or lack there of.
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Welcome back to another wonderful edition of Grindin' Gears with Greg. Before Detroit rolled in to town, everything was okay. Our beloved Boston Bruins would skate on to the ice, beat a few faces in, score a few goals and win some hockey games. Life was good in the "Hub of Hockey" because "Big" and "Bad" were back baby! They were kicking ass, taking names and chewing bubble gum except the concession stands were all out of gum. No one could stop the Bruins hellacious fists of fury...or so we thought.
Enter Friday night where the Detroit Red Wings laid a virtual pimp slap to the Bruins' black and gold face. I was at the game and sat in the lodge, six rows from the ice. I was surrounded by Red Wings fans. I felt like I was at Joe Louis Arena for fucks sake with all the red sitting around me. I can hold my own though. I can dish it as much as I can take it. What I can't take was the "product" the Bruins put out on the ice Friday night (6-1 loss at home to the Wings) and on Sunday afternoon (4-2 loss in Detroit).
The biggest issues with the Bruins were defense and discipline. It's staggering to see the lack of talent the Bruins have when they're not bashing people in to the boards or beating their faces in. Detroit is not a physical hockey team, especially when it comes to fighting. The Red Wings have eight fighting majors on the year while Boston had five against Montreal alone. It was disheartening to see Boston come out flat on Friday, but I wouldn't say it was unexpected. We've seen this before and it happened less than a week ago (at the time of the game). After a very emotional and physical game against the Dallas Stars, Boston played an afternoon games against the San Jose Sharks and pooped their pants, allowed San Jose to skate free and eventually lost 2-0.
What I didn't expect to see was the Bruins defense hanging Tuukka out to dry many, many times. Jesus Christ it was like holding a baby over a shark tank. There were numerous times where the defense was out of position, pinched to far in or caused a turnover that allowed Detroit to have the puck in high scoring situations.
After the jump Greg goes over three defensive lapses that bug him the most...
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Mario Lemieux is a god amongst men in terms of hockey ability. The guy could skate down the ice with his eyes closed, get a feed from Jagr's delicious mullet and tickle the twine with the best of them. His career numbers attest to that. In 915 career games played, Lemieux scored 690 goals and had 1,033 assists which ranks him 7th all time with 1,723 points.
After the Friday night beat down in New York, where the Islanders beat up the Pens both physically (15 fighting majors and 346 penalty minutes) and on the scoreboard, Lemieux offered a statement out to the media, which read:
"Hockey is a tough, physical game, and it always should be but what happened Friday night on Long Island wasn't hockey. It was a travesty. It was painful to watch the game I love turn into a sideshow like that.
"The NHL had a chance to send a clear and strong message that those kinds of actions are unacceptable and embarrassing to the sport. It failed."
Let us first state that we agree with what Mario is saying. What happened on Friday night in Long Island and what happened Wednesday night in Boston wasn't hockey. It was an MMA fight on ice. That being said, when the NHL does something like this, it draws fans. We sat down with 10 juvenile, basketball loving delinquents when Boston hosted Dallas and they watched the entire hockey game because of the fights. If the NHL is looking for an "in", this is it.
With that being said, we think the enforcer/goon role is ridiculous. There's no place for it in the game. Guys like Sean Avery, Steve Ott, Matt Cooke and a handful of others have no place in the game. They do nothing for it except cause controversy.
More on Super Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom that is the NHL...
Sorry, but usual game recap won't be happening since it looks like no one did it. Here's a quickie of what happened.
* The Bruins dropped another one to the Red Wings who look to have them outclasses in every department but net and, even then, Howard played real well when the Wings needed him, too. We talked about the Bruins double tapping the zombie city that is Detroit, well, the Wings did it to Boston this weekend.
* Seguin bounced back from his two healthy scratches to get a goal. Unlike rest of the team, he had fresh legs.
* Stuart was back after 100 scratches. He had fresh legs, too, and was tossing people around for a little bit.
* Brad Marchand continues to be a beast for Boston.
* Sadly, NBC has no fucking clue who Brad Marchand is... but they know who Todd Marchand and Andrew Marchand is. We knew about Chad Marchand but had no idea there were four Marchand brothers.
* Boston could definitely use a big center if they want to hang with the likes of Detroit. Red Wings looked in control for most of yesterday. No way Bruins would beat Red Wings in the Stanley Cup if the teams stay the same.
* Babcock has horrible fashion taste.
* Hamill got sent back down to Provy... well, that experiment didn't a) last long and b) go quite according to plan.
* Bruins are one point ahead of the Habs. Gross.
* Chara Clock
* Good news for Boston is they have the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, the Islanders on Thursday and then the Senators on Friday, so plenty of games this week for the Bs to take their fustration out on.
For rest of the game action, check out the highlights.
We know this recap is lame, but oh well... we're in a slump, too. Check out Purrgeron's exclusive report on what Johnny Boychuk taught grade school students at a recent visit for something good. Add a comment
Everyone's favorite soul eater Johnny Boychuk recently visited a local school to give students a lesson..... in pain.
Yes, the kids were already familiar with several Boychuk facts but they were treated to some in person, one-on-one lessons from the Master of Pain, the Destroyer of Worlds.
Days of Y'Orr GM and beat reporter Patrice Purrgeron was on hand to follow Boychuk and sit in on his class and was nice enough to provide us with some pictures and Boychuk's lesson plan.
We now take you live for a special report from Patrice Purrgeron.
After the jump..... Boychuk gives the youth of America a lesson in pain, destruction, uppercuts and the art of a body check......
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...Or not fight as the case may be with Detroit.
No use beating around the bush, Bruins sucked a lot of donkey ass the other night. Horrible game. No life in them.
We don't think it was a matter of heart, as it was earlier in the game; we think they were just running on complete fumes from the Canadiens game before that. In the last four games, the Bruins have had multiple fights in half of them. Weds. slugfest emptied the tank.
Julien's calling this game a "bounce back" game. We couldn't agree more. Bruins need to regroup and regain focus and have a strong outing tonight. Also, the Habs beat the Leafs last night so they're one point behind the Bruins. A win would keep them at bay.
In reality, we feed bad that the Bruins have to spend their weekend in such a shithole town that is Detroit. Nothing good has come out of that city since Motown. And regardless of what Eminem says, Detroit isn't alive. It's America's Zombieland. It's not quite dead, but definitely isn't alive. Let's just doubletap the city and be done with it. Not like anyone in the place would flinch at the sound of gunshots.
OK... that was mean...
Nightmare from Helm Street:
Also, those accents. I can be a very judgmental person but when someone doesn't have a very firm grasp on how the English language is setup, where F-bombs are used in place of any and all punctuation as well as adjectives, I can't even begin to think of taking them seriously.
First off, he/she (we didn't look at the name) can go fuck off and fuck his shitty fucking city, the fucker. He probably watched Boondock Saints once.
One could make the argument that Bostonians are speaking proper American English since there's written evidence that the colonists sounded like modern Bostonians. So in reality, we're speaking correctly and the rest of the country has an accent. Fuckers. No idea what fucking Nightmare on fucking Helm Street is fucking talking about.
After the jump... rosters, links and videos...
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Well...that was disappointing...I mean were weren't expecting another Montreal game, but we certainly wanted more than whatever the hell that was!
Our feelings exactly bear!
If we're being honest with ourselves, we're not surprised by this game at all. After such a big emotional game on Weds. we half expected them to be on fumes tonight. Sure, Bruins gotta get used to playing high intensity games and then play two nights later (think: playoffs), but this isn't the playoffs. We're not too worried about what their intensity level will be like come April.
The game starts by the Bruins honoring "Irish" Micky Ward. We haven't seen The Fighter yet (yeah yeah, we know it's supposed to be really good), but that hasn't stopped is from coming up with our own versions of the movie poster:
Also learned a fun fact going into this game:
Does all of this seem like filler? Well truth be told, our hearts really aren't in this recap. Between apartment moves, our day jobs turning into night jobs and the Bruins poor play, we're a bit demoralized tonight. But we wanted to give you all something so here it is!
After the jump: the period breakdowns
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Second original six match up in a row tonight against the Red Wings, the only professional sports team in Detroit that doesn't suck. Here's a fun fact, with a win tonight and a Tampa Bay loss tomorrow, the Bruins jump to 2nd place in the Eastern Conference!
Typically the Bruins only play the Wings once a year, but this actually marks the start of a home and home series between the two. Seem odd? Well not much else in the NHL seems to make sense, so why should the scheduling?
Truth be told, most fans will probably be let down by this game after that sex-in-hockey-form game that was on Wednesday night. We know that we're still riding high on the adreneline (thank you Bruins in 2), but keep in mind that the Red Wings aren't especially gritty this year and have the fewest fighting majors in the NHL.
They should take some lessons in angry from their coach Babcock...seriously, why is he always look so mad??
After the jump: the line up, links, and video.
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During the weekly DOY round table meeting where we discuss the finer things in life like pizza and Office Space, Mr. Purrgeron threw this tape on the table with a post-it note saying "Watch". What was discovered is something that many people have been wondering for decades.
With the news of the recent Matt Cooke suspension, a lot of people have been asking themselves how the NHL can hand out such a meager suspension to someone who is a repeat offender. Well world, you're about to get inside information on how the committee makes these decisions.
After the jump, the shocking truth behind the NHL wheel of "justice"........
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