Thursday, March 29, 2007

some negativity around here

this is a 500 team in the first year of a new regime. i tend to think the management, coaches and players deserve something of a freeby. early on i stated i thought they had (and still do) the potential to be a 8th seed this year. next year missing the playoffs will be unacceptable. performances like we have seen a number of times this year will be unacceptable. this year i give them a freebie. thats just the way i am under a new league, new gm, new coach, new team.

that said, so everyone doesnt think i am a bruin softy, here are a number of bruins and bruin personas i did not like. i just did not care for them:
gord kluzak (a much better broadcaster and he's not that great there either)
dave shea
mike keenan
al iafrate
chris nilan
rob tallas
cam neely (at first - cause i loved peterson and middleton combo - man i was wrong!)
kevin stevens (too easy?)

for equal billing- some guys i loved (trying to avoid major all-stars)
lacher (cant win em all)
sweeney (the don)

who are some of your lovem hatems?


Blogger jimbuff said...

neb: just a few words on a couple of the players you mentioned:

Gord Kluzak was a great junior - him and Gary Nylund were a force for Canada's junior team. He had knee problems when he went to the bigs and never really developed.

Kasper was a great defensive player when he played but then he went on to coach. People who shit on Lewis now must remember that Kasper was actually worse (alot worse). Not only was he the worst coach in Bruins' history but he was also the worst coach in the history of the NHL!

Blain Lacher had one of the best nicknames ever: "The Lock Net Monster". He had a great start to his career (for the 1st 10 - 12 games) but after that the Bruins should have left him in the "Lacher Room".

6:43 p.m., March 29, 2007  
Blogger neb said...

couple notes on your notes. i know kluzak had knee problems. i never saw him making great decisions either, which you can not blame on knee's

i liked kasper as a player and will never forget him shadowing gretz while the great one was still on the bench -this is a lasting image forever in my mind.
he was brought in as a coach to tank it so the bruins could land jumbo joe. so if management wants you to fail and you succeed?????

lacher's start was just the reason i loved him.. too bad it must have been done with smoke and mirrors....

7:15 p.m., March 29, 2007  
Blogger Doobie said...

I still have my #49 Joe Juneau jersey hanging in my closet. I wore it religiously from 1991-1996...yes, YEARS after he was traded. I spent good money to get that jersey lettered, my *ass* that money was going to go to waste. :)

7:20 p.m., March 29, 2007  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

You guys probably know me well enough by now to suspect that there really aren't any Bruins I've disliked. They say that for the Cheif anyone who ever donned a poked-B is a life long friend, and I guess I'm sorta like that. Of course, I've liked some more than others... ;-)

So some of my favorites are, starting with the freshest memories:

Tim Thomas. What a great story!

P.J. Axellson. I don't really know why. I just think the world of the guy. Maybe it's because he's the sort of player few fans notice. It was P.J. on the ice last year for the final shift while the Swedes were holding on to win the gold medal. Someday I hope to see him do the same from the Bruins in a playoff series. Even a first rounder would be sooo sweet.

Don Sweeney

Ray Borque: I know this isn't supposed to be about stars, but he has so much class! I can't bring myself to leave him out.

Andy Moog. A good one! Good times.

Wayne Cashman. Of course I loved Orr and Espo when I was a teen, but I also worshipped Cashman. He was a career Bruin. How many can we likely say that of today?

Gerry Cheevers. I'm a goaltending fan. Cheevers wasn't the most entertaining goalie ever, (I think Tony Esposito likely was) but he was probably the most important Bruins goaltender since Terry Sawchuk.

No, I'm not *that* old! Sawchuk was quite the legend whan I was a kid though. And he was quite a character. Can I count Sawchuk too? :-)

8:10 p.m., March 29, 2007  
Blogger Doobie said...

Oh yeah, I forgot about Bobby Schmautz who I blogged about a long time ago. If I ever get a chance to get a 1970's retro jersey, I'll get it lettered with Schmautz's name. If for no other reason that I'll probably be the only person who's ever asked for it.

9:17 p.m., March 29, 2007  

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