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What a CRUSHING way to end the season. Minutes away from a game seven. B's took their foot off the gas. You can't do that against Chicago. That's why they were the best team all season.
We almost didn't get to see a season at all. Instead we were treated to one of the best Finals we saw in our lifetime, despite the disappointing ending.
Some people are blaming the refs. The officiating throughout the ENTIRE playoffs was atrocious and the Bruins got more power play opportunities than the Blackhawks in Game 6.
Some people are blaming injuries. No one is healthy this time of year.
Some people are blaming Rask. These people are absolute morons who should never watch hockey again. Seriously. If you blame Rask for ANYTHING you're a complete and total dumbass. Rask was a stud. A goalie can only do so much. He can't play defense too.
Some people are blaming Chara. As big as he is, he can't literally be everywhere at once.
There's too many excuses floating around.
To us, the reason the Bruins lost this series is very simple. Boston was the better team for two games, Chicago was the better team for four games. That's it. There's a reason Chicago was at the top of the league all season.
The Bruins had their chances to win. You can say "what if" all you want but you never know. It was a great series between two great teams. Both sides played their hearts out. Unfortunately for us Boston came out on the short end.
If they had to lose to someone, we're glad it was Chicago. They're a great team with some great players. Great fan base too. Congrats to all our Chicago pals. Your old owner was just as shitty as our current owner and it's good to see just how good things have turned around for that franchise.
To the Bruins, we say thank you for a great season. No one expected them to make it this far based on how they ended the season. When they were down 4-1 in Game 7 against Toronto we all had pitchforks and torches ready.Add a comment
What a bummer. Bruins played their asses off, had the lead and then -- like so many times this season -- saw a third period lead slip away. This time it happened so fast at the end. Unreal. That's two third periiod meltdowns that led to Blackhawk wins. Ouch.
We're proud of what the Bruins did this post-season. They almost got bumped by the fucking Maple Leafs but stormed back, rocked the Rangers and swept the Penguins. They were playing with house money after that Leafs series and their string finally ran out. They did what they did so many times during the regular season -- blow a third period lead. :(
Now we get to hear about the injuries some of the guys were playing through (Chara, Seidenberg) and see what Chiarelli does with his tiny capspace. They still need to re-sign Rask... and Horton... it's going to be an interesting summer.
Also, training camp starts in 90 days. Damn.
Huge thanks to everyone who followed us during the lockout and season. You all make this blog so much more fun to do day in and day out. We'll keep posting during the summer so no worries.
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Tonight could be the end of the 2013 Boston Bruins. Tonight could be the last time we ever see this particular cast of players assembled, donning the 8-spoked black and gold B that has transcended generations of hockey fans. Tonight, Phil Pritchard and the Lord Stanley's Cup will be in the TD Garden and could possibly be handed out to the Chicago Blackhawks.
However, I don't think that happens.
Call me crazy. Call me caught up in the moment. Call me, maybe?
I think Boston forces this to a Game 7. We're talking about a team that was on the brink of elimination - and I don't mean heading into a Game 7, I mean literally a 3 goal deficit in the third period - and somehow mounted a comeback of epic proportions. Do I believe something like that will ever happen again?
Thinking a team can pull a rabbit out of their helmet a second time in one playoff run is absolutely crazy, but it shows how mentally tough this team is. And when you think about it - the run they're on is quite amazing. Think about it. They went from a potential first round exit to running through the Rangers AND the Penguins.
It's not over yet. Someone has to win four games to be crowned a Stanley Cup Champion. Being up 3-2 doesn't guarentee you a Cup. Ask Vancouver what they felt when they were up 3-2 in 2011. How did that turn out? I know the circumstances are different, but scoreboard people.
A big factor will be what happens with Patrice Bergeron.
Just a hunch, but I don't think he'll partcipate in today's morning skate, but I do think he plays today. Don't panic if he's not out there - we already know that not participating during a morning skate means nothing. Jagr does it all the time and Recchi did it too in 2011.
If Bergeron can't go, well, the series is over. He's been the all around best skater for the Bruins during this run, playing well on offense, defense, both specialty teams and especially in the faceoff dot.
Like I said though, he'll play.
If this is my last preview, I want to thank everyone for reading them and everything we've written all year. I know the lockout fucked us up early, but we're watching hockey in late June. Man, whatever happens tonight - what a ride. We had some fun.
And like Jack says:
Who has more fun than us?Add a comment
I'm still not worried. Is that bad? Is that normal? I mean, it's me we're talking about. I'm Mr. Fucking Negative when it comes to stuff like this and I'm not worried about Boston chances in the next game (or the two after that, should it come to two). Why? It took Chicago's best game of the series and Boston's worst game of the series - and overtime - for Chicago to put the Bruins away.
Chara will not be that bad.
Seidenberg will not be that bad.
Boston scored 5 goals on Crawford in a game where their defense was gone. Non-existant type of shit going on.
Boston has turned into a well rounded hockey team that can win with offense, defense or on special teams - short handed goals from the other night excluded.
Seriously, a short handed goal. Go fuck your face.
I expect a much better game from Boston in Game 5. Maybe there was a lack of desperation coming from them. Shit, maybe they're just tired. Who knows. I'm not going to look for reasons why they lost Game 4 in Overtime to Chicago. Chicago is a really good team.
I don't know, I just don't think it's time to put the toes on the Tobin yet. Like I said, I'm usually Mr. Negative and it didn't bother me.
But I was also drunk as hell at the game too so there's that.
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I went to Game 4 on Wednesday and I think I'm still hungover from it. Anyays, I managed to take a few pictures before I decided I was too drunk to work the fancy ass camera my wife has and I was afraid of dropping it on someone. I was in section 316 and it was like I was sitting in the lower bowl. But anyways, I'm no master photographer, but I figured some of these pictures actually came out well so...
Most of these will be cropped down, so click on the picture themselves to get the larger, high-res version.Add a comment
The Third Greatest NHL Player of All Time has just released his own brand of wine, and of course it's merlot.
From the Shawn Thornton Foundation Facebook page:
We've partnered with the Boston Winery to offer the new Merlot Line for $22 a bottle with all proceeds directly benefiting the Shawn Thornton Foundation. The Merlot Line is now available at the following Greater Boston locations:
North End: Monica's, J Pace, Cirace & Sons, Hanover Street Liquors
West Roxbury/JP/Revere: Blanchards
Worcester/Shrewsbury: Austin Liquors
Not sure about you but we're off to buy a whole case of them. Hopefully we'll have reason to bust them open come Game 6.
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Too tired to write a good intro. And too disappointed. Both teams deserved to lose that one. Crazy game. Too many defensive breakdowns Too many missed chances.
Exactly how we feel Jagr, Blah. Saturday can't get here soon enough. Bruins will get this done.Add a comment
Regular Days of Y'Orr readers know that the staff is beloved and revered in the city of Buffalo. One of the great things about our site is we've been able to reach audiences all over the globe and Buffalo seems to have taken a special liking to us. They absolutely LOVE us.
We've made so many friends from Buffalo and we get so many colorful emails from Sabres fans expressing their undying love for us and apparently doing things to our assholes.
So, with that in mind we wanted to help celebrate the anniversary of the GREATEST day in Buffalo sports history. A day none of us, especially those citizens of Buffalo, will ever forget.
Let us set the stage for you if the memory is foggy.....
The Marine Midland Arena (now known as First Niagara Center) was buzzing. The Dallas Stars were looking for the franchises first Stanley Cup, while the Sabres were battling to force a Game Seven to hopefully win their first Stanley Cup.
The drama boiled over into overtime as both teams desperately battled for supremacy. Then it happened. A day that will forever live on in the hearts of each Buffalonian. The absolute GREATEST moment in the history of the city!
Such sweet memories. So, again, Happy Birthday Buffalo and may you forever remain Cup-less!Add a comment