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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.
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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...
This game was way closer than it should have been. We said this right at the beginning of the game:
Leafs outshot the Bruins 18-9 in the third period. Too much sitting back and watching. Rask held down the fort. See what happens when he gets his reps in? He was shaky to start but he stole a win for this team. Bruins put up some good shots on Reimer but couldn't finish. They basically coasted in the third. But hey, they ended their road trip with a win and took 8 out 10 points.
This game was basically a duel between Phil Kessel and Tuukka Rask. Rask was the big story, and boy did he deliver. Rask won this game. Toronto was everywhere in the third, throwing great shots on net almost constantly and Rask just gave them the middle finger. Great to see him bounce back like that after Saturday's game. Scary to think about how awesome the Bruins can be if Rask and Thomas are both clicking.
Looks like Julien is moving on uuuuuuuuuup.
After the jump, Rask out duels Kessel, top line starts clicking and Seguin seems to be rounding a corner....
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Days of Y'Orr beat reporter and General Manager Patrice Purrgeron's phone has been blowing up the past few weeks as he explored the free agent market and tried to work out deals with other GMs for trades.
Several days ago, talks with one particular free agent heated up, and apparently Mr. Purrgeron was able to strike a deal. We now take you live to the press conference.
After the jump, thanks to Purrgeron's expert negotiations, Days of Y'Orr welcomes another staff member.....
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Rumor has it that Claude Julien is starting Tuukka Rask tonight after yanking him after one period against Buffalo.
We said it the other day and we'll say it again, pulling Tuukka after one period of sloppy play was retarded. Rask let in one softie; the rest can be written off to rust and sloppy play in front of him.
Some quotes from Julien on Tuukka:
“Yesterday we had to settle the game down and we looked a little rattled. With Tim going in we thought it would settle things down a little. [Rask] was fighting the puck a little."
Clearly putting a tired Timmy in didn't do anything. Would've been better to see if Rask settled down in the second. He hadn't worked in over two weeks for shit's sake.
''I'd say it's more confidence now...head stuff,'' said Julien, asked if he felt Rask's struggles were rooted in mechanics or confidence. ''Mechanically, he's a sound goaltender...he needs to build his confidence back up.''
Which would be a huge help if he got, y'know, some reps in beyond one period.
“We need him. We can’t have just one goalie.’’
Ugh... sorry, Claude, but that's exactly what you've been doing since mid-December.
This isn't to sound like we're anti-Thomas. We love Timmy the Tank, but he admitted feeling fatigued after the Thrasher's game. And Rask can't grow as a goalie and competitor if he a) doesn't get his reps in in-action and b) when he does he gets pulled. Julien showed 0 confidence in Rask the other day and it's unwarranted since Rask's Save% would be among the best in the league if he had enough starts.
Our prediction: Tuukka Rask pulls Claude Julien after the first.
After the jump... Seguin and Thornton line combo = Powderkeg of Goals... projected roster... game day links... game day video...Add a comment
We're still not sure what the hell to make of this game. It's one of those games that you think is really good until you realize that both teams are just trying to see who can play the sloppiest. It was, to say the least... interesting.
There was a tough decision to make after the first period, with the Winter Classic game postponed to 8 tonight, we found ourselves at a bit of a crossroads.
Ultimately we decided to switch back and forth between both, so if there are a few details missing here and there, that's why.
Poor Rask and Thomas tonight. As I'm sure you've heard by now, Rask was pulled after the first period. Not only does this rob Rask of some much needed playing time, but takes away some much needed rest for Thomas. We understand sending a message to your team, but we're going to have to totally disagree with Julien on this one (especially since at that point, Boston was still up). A move like that just leaves both goalies out to dry.
After the jump, a breakdown of the period, and the Rask watch goes into the red! Add a comment
Rask will start tonight.
Tuukka Rask will start (today) against Buffalo at HSBC Arena. Rask has been Tim Thomas's backup for the last seven games.
"Did [Thomas] look a little bit tired? Maybe," Claude Julien said of last night's starter. "I still saw him making some big saves at crucial times. He played a decent game. When you look back at Timmy and the number of games he's won for us this year, there's no doubt about anything we did with him." --Boston.com
We're personally surprised this hasn't happened already. Last two games we've expected Tuukka to start. Last time Tuukk played was Dec. 15th. against the Sabres.
It's now January 1st.
Listen, we love Thomas here. He's a big reason the Bruins are where the Bruins are in the standings, but the guy's only human.
After the jump.... more on Tuukka... projected roster... game day links... and a parrot that sings "Bodies Hit the Floor"...Add a comment
Hard to be mad about a loss like this. Atlanta is a good time. Writing that sentence still feels weird, but they are. And the Bruins played a great game. Both teams did. Bruins put up 44 shots on Pavelec but he is solid. Both teams had their chances. This game feature fantastic back and forth action. Disappointing for Bruins fans, but if you're a hockey fan no idea how you could not enjoy this game.
Thomas looked unfocused in the shootout. He needs rest. As awesome as he is, he is still 36 and likely fatigued. Gotta give the guy some rest. If Rask doesn't get the start Saturday night we'll be shocked.
So many positives to take from that game though. Surprised Wheeler didn't get one of the three stars. He had a great game. He was being a huge jerk to the Thrashers all night.
We just wish a game like this didn't have to end in a shootout. Let the teams play! Oh well.
After the jump..... some great action, some questionable calls and another shootout defeat......
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Last game of 2010 for the Boston Bruins. It's had its ups and downs. Team is finally righting the ship, so we're excited to see the Bruins in 2011.
First off: We need to apologize to one Mr. Tuukka Rask. We thought he would've started the other night since the Bruins played back-to-back games but Julien rode Thomas. This is the second straight back-to-back games Thomas has started both.
Anyways, clearly we jinx Tuukka and feel bad for it. We'd like to say we're confident in him starting tonight but who knows what Julien has up his sleeve. Still, Thomas has been quoted as saying he felt "fatigued" at the end of the Lightning game. Could mean, JC will give him a rest for Tuukka.
Again, last time 2Us-2Ks-2Points started a game it was December 15th. It has now been over a fortnight since Tuukka has done anything but open the bench door for his teammates. His arms must be getting huge from all that opening and closing.
So we all remember what happened last Thursday when the Bs and Trashers played each other.
Expect all 20 of the present Thrashers fans to be ready to jump on the Bs, especially Lucic, when they hit the ice tonight.
After the jump.... where has the top line gone?... projected roster... game day links.... game day video...
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The Bruins are off today and not much is going on. We're still talking about Mark Recchi's heroics, whether or not the Lightning got hosed on that late boarding call last night, how awesome Tim Thomas is and how the Bruins are 2-0 so far on their 5-game road trip.
Both games were close, but B's scratched out a couple of victories. The game last night against Tampa Bay was especially fun to watch. Now we look forward to a rematch against Atlanta tomorrow that, like most games like this, is sure to fall short of the hype surrounding it. Bruins should keep their heads up, but the game will likely just be another day at the office.
You could always check out Patrice Purrgeron's latest adventure, which seems to have worked so far. If the Bruins keep this up you can thank him. Bruins are 3-0 since Purrgeron found their heart.
But it isn't always about us. So today, we thought we'd share some links and other fun stuff we like.
After the jump some links, some pics and Pierre McGuire being his usual, idiot self........