Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Where Is Their Edge?

Last night The Bruins just went through the motions again as they fell to a pathetic Columbus team 2-0. Timmy played well for The Bruins to give then a chance but the rest of the team were very uninterested for the most part. I know it is hard to get up for games with no meaning against teams that are fighting for every possible point but The Bruins soon have to pick up their intensity as the playoffs are coming. They need to go into the post season with the swagger they had in November and December.

What bothered me most about this game, however, was not the loss but how pussy The Bruins looked playing last night. They were beat around by a much smaller and far less tough team. League crybaby, Antoine Vermette, was being an ass all night and yapping and taunting The Bruins after every play. This is the same ass who broke Ryder's face in Ottawa a few weeks ago. No one on Boston stood up to this piece of shit all night and this lack of aggressiveness is what cost us the game.

I can handle the loss but when their toughness and spirit is not there I am upset. They have to get it back soon as this sets the tone for The Bruins to open up and play their game.

* One exception: Stuart dropped the gloves in an attempt to wake up the rest of the team (it never worked but kudos to him for trying).

Up next is Ottawa on Thursday - finally a team we are guaranteed to beat!

Go Bruins Go!!!

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anybody noticed that they B's have been downhill since Ference came back? What is he wearing the A? Maybe Chara deserves to loose the C for a game? He isn't leading anybody. Bench Ference, put Hunwick back in, give Tuuku a game instead of Manny and put the C on Savard at least he comes to play...

8:38 AM, March 11, 2009  
Blogger DP@WFNY said...

No offense, but calling a team that just shut your asses out "pathetic" is a bit of a classless cop out.

Columbus--whether you care to admit it or not--is a playoff team right now, and has beaten the likes of San Jose (twice), Detroit (three times in a row), and yes, Boston.

You don't have to like it, but your team got outplayed last night, by a team whose goalie is almost as good as yours.

8:58 AM, March 11, 2009  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

Jimbuff -- I don't know what game you watched last night! The game I saw had playoff level intensity and a great goaltending battle. I saw strong play from both teams, lots of hitting, and Bruins sticking up for one another.

The time for 7-2 victories is pretty much over. Other teams have brought their game to a higher level and are playing for a berth in the playoffs. It is only natural of the games to be closer and for the Bruins to win fewer of them. The same things is happening to San Jose and Detroit.

As for the game, I thought it was destined to be a 0 to 0 shootout. Had Thomas not had his bell rung and ended up wearing Manny's helmet, that is likely how it would have ended.

Great hockey!

10:56 AM, March 11, 2009  
Blogger jimbuff said...

It was a great goaltending battle and it is not the loss that upset me.
What upset me was Timmy getting jabbed play after play after the puck covered at least 10 times last night and only once (yes only once) did a player go after the guy who did it. He was ran over big time on the play that he lost his mask - puck was gone and not one Bruin retaliated on that play.
Wheeler is a monster and at least twice I saw him shy away from a hit and stop pursuit going into the corner.
Vermette was sticking people all night and mouthing at them after every play and not once did a Bruin do anything to him. Boston has a bigger tougher team than Columbus and this should not have been happening last night. It would not have happened 3 months ago - where did their edge go!?

Not upset so much about the loss b/c Mason is good and was on his game but to play soft hockey this time of year sucks!

12:42 PM, March 11, 2009  
Blogger jimbuff said...

#4 - I agree with alot you are saying:
"great goaltending battle",

"The time for 7-2 victories is pretty much over. Other teams have brought their game to a higher level and are playing for a berth in the playoffs. It is only natural of the games to be closer and for the Bruins to win fewer of them. The same things is happening to San Jose and Detroit".

and "Had Thomas not had his bell rung and ended up wearing Manny's helmet, that is likely how it would have ended".

I just never seen the intesity on the Bruins part that you saw - I saw too much of the opposite of that.

12:46 PM, March 11, 2009  
Blogger jimbuff said...

I also think that when the gamews mean more to The Bruins they will get this intensity back. I am just upset about what I saw last night. I still have faith and think they will pick it up playoff time again

12:47 PM, March 11, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm upset about the B's not winning, but I'm confident they'll rise to the occasion come playoff time. I would like to see them change the D lines to:

Chara/Wideman
Montador/Hunwick
Ference/Stuart

That leaves Ward out. I'd rather have Hunwick. I've been very impressed by him all year long when he's been called up, he smoked Selanne repeatedly a couple weeks ago!

1:24 PM, March 11, 2009  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

I do agree with you one one sense: as Julien noted there were several players who didn't do anything to get noticed. The Savard line played very well even though I believe Savard is playing at much less than 100% due to an injury. The D looked good for the most part.

But for much of the game the other forward lines lacked the same intensity. I also got the impression that many of the players thought it was a foregone conclusion that any shot was going to be stopped... their shots seemed to lack confidence.

1:57 PM, March 11, 2009  
Blogger jimbuff said...

#4: Well put about players thinking all shots would be stopped. I noticed that also. A lot of far out wrist shots b/c they figured all would be stopped anyway so why be creative - put on net and hope for the best.

3:43 PM, March 11, 2009  

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