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Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Statement Made

The Bruins came out today and made a statement to the rest of the NHL. They played a complete game, something we have not seen in the past month and a half. They were physical, skated hard nearly every shift, and did not sit back with conservative hockey once they got the lead. A few observations:

- Patrice Bergeron continues to look great. Threw the body and played a solid two way game.
- Mark Recchi was on the ice for three of the four goals. Doesn't always stand out but makes the right plays and drives to the net.
- Phil Kessel was flying once again. He probably returned too soon from mono but he is starting to return to form here in the past 5 games or so.
- Finally the powerplays were switched up a little. Hunwick and Wideman made a huge difference on the first unit. Hunwick needs to be in this lineup every single game. The Bruins play their best transition game when hes back on the blueline.
- Aaron Ward took two more bad penalties. That's 8 minor penalties in the last 8 games. He is a leader on this team, hopefully in the playoffs one of those penalties don't come back to bite the Bs.
- Not a huge fan of the line combinations today. I just hate seeing Lucic on the fourth line.

The Bruins now have 5 days off and do not play again until Saturday. Hopefully this win is just what they needed.

67 Comments:

Anonymous James said...

they played with confidence finally. great game. i thought they didnt have too much energy in the third. but i guess im just being picky.

7:17 PM  
Blogger dave said...

LEAVE HUNWICK IN THE MIX

7:40 PM  
Anonymous neb said...

no hunwick to the bench. keep pj onthe top line. scratch ryder

7:53 PM  
Anonymous jimmy50 said...

Once again Andy Brickley said it best towards the end of the game. This team hasn't really had anything to play for for a while besides each games 2 points. My point being the team came out flying the beginning of the season and had such a huge lead in the standings.

Also Ray Bourque once said you can't play every regular season like the playoffs you will wear yourself out. Besides the San Jose game, which was more of a statement game towards the western conference they really haven't needed the urgency most teams have needed.

Today with something to play for they came out focused and determine. Hopefully the 1st seed is clinched sooner than later then we will see the effort we saw tonight in the PLAYOFFS!!!

8:15 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Everyone feeling better now?

Psands, you dont need to excuse yourself for wanting more than a first round win, or a Cup. I'm right there with you, as many Bruins fans have been waiting for a good chance at it. But, we are finally watching a GM who is focused on building to win by culturing team succuess, and putting faith in the right players.

Joe T's teams were built on one line, with goalies who forgot how to play come playoff time. I think Timmy Thomas will shine in the playoffs. You heard from me now, so bring on the arguements.

As I said before, its all about moving forward in steps, and the next step to take is to win the first playoff series in 10 years. This team is scary good when it has momentum, and we all watched them win 27 out of 29 games this season already. Bring that kind of hockey back to the rink just like they did today, and they could win the Cup this season.

Go Bruins.

3:45 AM  
Blogger Mook said...

so do we leave axelsson on the first line then?

exactly like i said...even benching montador.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous MCPuck said...

Hunwick is a spark plug guy, he definitly gets it going. I also love the urgency the B's played with... every time NJ started to put on the pressure, they'd nail it down and turn the tables.

Now, I agree the lines were a bit odd yesterday, but if they're rolling all 4 lines, it doesn't really matter which line a guy is on, he'll have the opportunity to influence the game.

9:00 AM  
Anonymous bccm said...

I agree with the ice time comment, where every player will get his chance to influence the game however the chemistry between certain lines may not be the best depending who they are playing with, so their impact on the game may be limited by that.

And on a side note..I feel like Shawn Thornton's importance to this team is overlooked a lot. Never backs down from anyone, will fight for any teammate, and is a solid presence everytime he is on the ice. Not to mention has the ability to play the game (as we saw on that flip pass to Lucic, whether intentional or not) And to top it all of is one of the classiest players on the ice.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous James said...

the reason why the fourth line was effective was because they played physical (something the line lacked since bitz was taken off it). if the bruins want 4 solid lines put lucic on the first line and bitz on the fourth and scratch axelsson. kessel and savard were flying, just imagine if that line had a left wing yesterday.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous James said...

and neb that was the dumbest post I have ever read.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous bccm said...

I agree. I believe both Bitz and Hunwick need to stay in the lineup because they both have positive impacts on the lineup. Bitz has shown us that he can play both offensively and a solid defensively, while Hunwick is a great transition player. As much as he is a good loyal Bruin I feel like PJ needs to be sat down because there are better options in the arsenal from the team.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Mook said...

i can't believe you guys want to bench axe. didn't you watch last game?

okay i admin he's not the most offensively gifted guy, but he's a good player. axe and yelle on the pk? consider it killed. axe shadowing parise...booyah! hence: axe on line 1.

i'm not saying go out and buy your #11 jerseys, but you can't be serious...bitz over axe?

how about savard? how many turnovers did he cause yesterday? blind passes accross the middle...but you won't say anything about him.

subject change:

funny things jack edwards says every game:
-thornton really banged him!
-wheeler gave him a reach-around!
-there's a lot of players banging in the corner!
-wideman backed himself into crosby!

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

axelsson didnt shadow anyone. chara and ward did. plus bergerons line matched up against parises over 50% of the time.
axelsson wanders the ice way too much. watch the replay of the game and youll see the majority of the offensive chances came when axelsson was on the ice. the reason being because he chases the puck and doesnt play his position. i like him and think hes valuable on this team but not ont he first line because he does not fit well with savard and kessel.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

totally agree, axe dosent fit the style of play that kessel and savard have. His penalty killing is valuable asset but thats all he is worth for. Lucic shouldnt be on the fourth line, axe should. Mookyour literally the only person in the world who wants axe on the first line. You bagin' him or something? jesus.. he possess' no offensive talent..so why put him on the top line? keep hunwick in the lineup, axe on the fourth line or bench, and lucic on the first line, and lets go win a championship.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous psands said...

i agree, axe did not shadow parise, but i cant wait for mook's i'm Canadian so i know everything about hockey response. even though he probably never played the game himself.
but pj did look good out there yesterday, you cant argue with a 4-1 win over the devils.
i still hope we dont try to resign the guy after this year.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous MC Puck said...

Early in the season Axelson was a liability, and we were all justified for calling for a benching, but he's been solid, and accountable over this poor stretch. There's a few Bruins we can blame for their poor performance, and axelson is NOT one of them.

And one of you made a point that is kind of overlooked, but Axelson NEEDS to be on the roster because he's far and away the best PK on this team... He's played HIS game well and deserves to play... but on the 1st line? no...

I agree, sit Savard. Send a message while it doesn't detract from the team as much.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous MC Puck said...

how's about

Lucic - Bergeron - Kessel
Wheeler - Krejci - Ryder
Recchi - St. Pierre - Kobasew
Axelsson - Yelle - Thornton

Just while Savard is sat for a game

:)

5:25 PM  
Anonymous willisss said...

want more fire from the bruins? bring up Rask

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUVGz0MVyKI


Now thats showing some FIRE

5:46 PM  
Anonymous neb said...

me and mooky are the only ones with common sense. axelsson on the first line and powerplay and resigned next year 3 years 9 mil. send krejci to the minors. put hunwick back on the bench.

5:52 PM  
Anonymous da wreck said...

The Bruins go out, play a great game, shut down a really good team and get a big win, and you guys want to change the lines up again?

alright.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous jimmy50 said...

Loved the Rask video!

Savard could use a break has he missed any games???

So is Montador a trade deadline waste?

If Lucic is gonna be a 4th liner we need a better LW for Savard and Kessel.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous bccm said...

Eventually Axe is going to get moved down. A fourth liner playing PP would be perfect since I dont think his stay with the b's is up just yet. Lucic gives the savvy kessel line a much needed force that can skate and draw dmen to the front of the net creating traffic and room for the other two to operate. And it doesn't hurt that he can score...

7:18 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Neb, I suspect one of two things. You are writing dipshit statements for your own humor, or you have no common sense.

I mostly suspect your some habs or leafs fan, having fun by stating retarded things.

But if not, you certainly see in black in white when it comes to PJ and you have NO idea where he belongs; which is the third line, and on the first PK.

As much as i love PJ, and I have been a huge fan of his since his rookie season, I can gaurantee you, they wont sign him to a 3 year 9 million $ deal. First, in case you havent heard, the CBA is facing a new structuring, and any multi-year deal running past the NHLPA option year is facing scrutiny by GM's as they are not sure where the cap will be. Second, why would they pay PJ more money than they ever have, after he peaks, and when they have 3 major signings this offseason, and more to sign the season after that?

The Bruins would trade Krecji (which would be retarded, but im sure you would do it Neb) before sending him to the minors as they already have centers in the developmental stages.

Matt Hunwick is not going to get benched when he has been contributing lately to a team struggling to score, he will get benched when he plays inneffectively.

Thats why i usually dont respond to you Neb; you volunteer idiocracies, you have a chip on your shoulder, you are a waste of time, you dont know who should be playing on what line, and your a moron.

PJ will be a valuable playoff asset. On the PK, and the checking line where he belongs.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anybody know when the cybear club is going to get access to playoff tickets

10:26 PM  
Blogger Pekese said...

Jefe, thank you, well said.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

It was coming, he has been stating some moronic things.

Thank you Pekese, for your blog entries, and keeping the site going.

12:19 AM  
Blogger Mook said...

i'm not saying axe belongs on the 1st line, but the first game he's back up there, the bruins convincingly win.

and yes, our top line was matched almost every time...it's just jack edwards didn't point it out to make it painfully obvious (for the idiots).

savard has stoppped playing defense, and kessel never did...hence axe #1. whatever, i wouldn't even be talking about axe if it wasn't for you people.

if you ask me, i think the team is pretty solid. everyone has an off-night once in a while. ward...8 lazy penalties in 8 games. krejci disappearing from the scoresheet...wheeler, kessel, etc etc.

11:08 AM  
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4:59 PM  
Anonymous da wreck said...

Aside from the last game against NJ, if everyone has a "off-night" "once in a awhile", can you explain the bruins last 20 games to me? A once in a while shouldn't be half the team over a long stretch of games.

Beat up on New Jersey, looked good doing it. Keep on rolling, Bruins.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Agreed Mook. PJ did ok on the PP, but his lack of finshing helped the oppositions defense to limit the space of others. With Recchi on the PP, the shot can come from anywhere.

Kessel has done a good job of backchecking, and Savvy just needs to be a bit more patient. It's much easier for him to relax and play all around hockey, when the team is scoring and other lines chip in.

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic...but can someone help me...We are coming to Boston next week to see the Sens and NYR. Does the TD Banknorth have tours ??

9:58 PM  
Anonymous PJ said...

i thought i was going to miss dave lewis. hehe guess not....

11:10 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

I cant seem to find any info on tours at the TD. I would think they dont have tours during the Bruins and Celts season, maybe during the summer....

1:57 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

I would like to post an email response from my favorite hockey writer; John Buccigross.

"A note to nervous Bruins, Sharks, Flames and Blackhawks fans: Last season's Stanley Cup champions, the Detroit Red Wings, finished February by losing 10 of 11 games before winning five in a row. They then lost back-to-back games to Nashville and Columbus. From there, Detroit won seven of its last nine.



In 2007, Anaheim lost seven of its first 10 February games. In 2006, Carolina had a 4-7-0 stretch in March. Carolina also lost four of its last five of the regular season. Anaheim and Carolina also went on to win the Stanley Cup during those seasons.

The Hawks, Bruins and others have proven throughout a long stretch of the season that they are teams that could win the Stanley Cup this spring. Health, goaltending, special teams and team unity/toughness will be the keys to the postseason for the B's and Hawks, who have had no recent playoff success on which to build. I would be more worried about the Hawks because of Huet's play of late and his small sample size of playoff numbers (which are not great).



Your goalie has to be GREAT in the playoffs. Luckily for the Hawks, they have Nikolai Khabibulin, who has proven he can win a Cup. If I were a Bruins fan, I would have faith in Tim Thomas."

1:59 PM  
Blogger Mook said...

Great post!

Here is something i am surprised noone has brought-up yet:

"The Rask incident"
Pretty awesome to see we have a goalie in the system with a personality and passion for the game. Complete opposite of those blank-stare flash-in-the-pan losers Raycrap and Price.

Rask lost his mind...that was so awesome.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Birdman2403 said...

Thank-you Jefe77 for looking about the tours !

I too loved Rask losing it ! And so he should brutal call !!

Can't wait to be in Boston next week !

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raycrap appeared to enjoy smelling glue with that stare. The stupid Keano Reeves blank stoned stare(Bill and Ted era) doesn't instill confidence does it?

3:46 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Seriously, raycrap did looked stoned sometimes. Especially in games 5, 6 and 7 vs the dirty habs.

That was entertaining watching Rask. With Timmy and Tuuka, we got some passion in net!

No prob Birdman, enjoy the city. Make sure you hit up the bars in the north end, right next to the Garden. Great pre-game atmosphere as Bruins fans pile in around 5 PM to start catching a buzz before they head in for the game. You can pay 10$ to the bartenders, and hold any bags you may have brought with you as the TD wont let you bring in anything other than a womans purse,... and catch some fresh lobstah!!!

6:00 PM  
Anonymous MCPuck said...

anyone watch the Ducks - Avs game last night? Makes me glad we dumped that goon Raycroft. Nokeleinen made him look silly :)

9:31 AM  
Blogger Mook said...

so it looks like bruins-habs round 1 again!

i say bruins in 6...elimination in montreal to a hail of bottles and debris.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

circle date April 9
How sweet would it be to knock the habs out of the playoffs - I hope it works out - it would almost be as good a winning the cup.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous willisss said...

if you look back then you would see that i posted the rask video link a longggg time ago


for the goalie topic, tim thomas is NOT a good goalie. he does not know how to play goalie. he is good at stopping pucks one way or another. i would much rather have a goalie with machanics then a flopster. its just hit or miss. granted hes been hitting alot but we all know, when hes off, he is OFF. if manny could get his head out of his ass and go back to what he was doing prior to his back injury then i would take him.

ps. remember half you guys giving me shit about trading for nik antropov? i dont even need to say anything else

3:05 PM  
Blogger Mook said...

do you mean Tim "leading the league in goals against, save%, two allstar appearances, vezina candidate, 1st in the east" Thomas?

yeah he sucks.

nik antropov still sucks...sucked as a leaf, sucks as a ranger. are you trying to say you'd rather have nik andropoff over mark "been there, done that" recchi going into the playoffs? also, look at how ponikarovski is now scoring WAY more without andropoff hogging the puck.

you're a moron. go buy a bruins #88 Lindros jersey.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Whatchu talkin' bout willisss?

First, i dont remember anything you said about anything, most likely because your posts were either retarded, stupid, or both.

I coulndt STOP laughing when you insulted to the virtue that is "intelligence", as you babbled your ignorance.

Let me guess, you have been involved with many accidents in life, becuase of your failure to see what is in front of you. I dont know what you have been watching, but Tim Thomas speed, anticipation, rebound control has put him on top...that doesnt happen by accident, especially in the NHL.

But glad you know so much more than hockey analysts, coaches...retards, and no insult to retards, because they most likely understand the game better than you williss.

You dont watch do you, or really know what the fuck is going on do you? Or are you that fuckin blind. First, the Bruins DONT need another center. Second, they're not looking for someone who plays for them self.

Antropov had one 4 point game against a depleted Buffalo team, half his points in 10 games. Recchi has 4 goals same as Antropov, with only 2 assists less than Antropov, and came at much less of a cost than the leafs would have taken the Bruins for, with playoff experience and consistency.


You think the Bruins were going to get suckered into whatever raping the leafs had in mind? Thank god morons like you will never be in any position in life to make any judgements that affect others lives. I pray to God, you never breed for sake of that poor child.

Willissssssss, you have now set the benchmark for complete retarded statements. You have out done Neb. Amazing. Tell me more of your ignorance so I can make you feel further like a complete dipshit.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous psands said...

willisss just got bitch slapped all over this blog,




feel free to take a few days off to regroup after that bashing shit head!

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Claude said...

I always get PJ and Wayne Gretzky confused.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

You know, I have been dealing with some real rough crap lately. My father is in the hospital and it doesn't look good. But, Jefe, I think I just pissed myself laughing so hard! Please, next time... do not hold back on your feelings... tell us what you really mean! LMAO!! Thank you so much for making me laugh. I needed that as much as willisss needed his reality check!

As for williss, I don't really think anything could be added. Jefe touched on everything!

Go Bruins!!

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What you talkin bout Williiisss?

Moron!!

Damn, I seem to be pulling more and more for the Panthers the last couple of days.

9:06 AM  
Anonymous vince m said...

What you talkin bout Williiisss?

Moron!!

Damn, I seem to be pulling more and more for the Panthers the last couple of days.

vince_m

9:07 AM  
Anonymous willisss said...

wow. at least you guys didnt get pissed....

anyways. now that you all have that out of your system, i dont remember saying ANYTHING about mark recchi. little did i know that all you guys have massive hard ons for thomas. with that being said my statment still stands. i love tim thomas fans, i really do. one day you hate him, one day you love him. thomas lovers have feelings that are more inconsistant then his game. it clear that NONE of you guys understood what i said. he has NO MECHANICS. the guy is a fish out of water tha lets by complete SHIT goals. when manny was strong (not now adays) the guy is unstopable. and he doesnt play laying down on the ice like a moron.

jefe explain how recchi came to the bruins for less then what the rangers gave for antropov...2 healthy skaters or a 2nd round draft pick? whatever we didnt use them YET but who knows. i thought lashoff was a bust but not karsums.

your right though. they didnt make s single mistake during the trade deadline. montador is really giving us a boost and raising our game.....but im guessing since your in idiot you probably think that WAS a good trade.
you guys just wait when you see thomas fold in the playoffs. maybe he can let in another 60 footer. would you still wanna blow him then?

and scroll up fuck tard, i posted the link.

off topic,
bosbrn sorry to hear about your dad

9:17 AM  
Anonymous psands said...

willisss, this is why i hate people who dont like thomas. all you have to say bad about the guy is that he has "bad mechanics", who gives a fuck about his mechanics, if he stops the puck, he stops the puck.

get over manny, the guy was a great goalie, four fucken years ago. he has had too many injuries, and has even said himself(check HubHockey.com) that he might call it quits after this season. so stop dreaming that this guy might make a miraculous come back, he had some good games for us, but those were months ago now.

by the way the recchi trade was great for us, we got a veteran left winger with cup experience, and a 2nd rounder for two guys that just would not fit on our team, where the fuck would you play karsums? do you realize how much young talent we have? its ok to give up a good player to get back what we got.

as far as the montador trade, are you really that sad in losing nokie? i liked the guy but again he did not fit, he barely played, i still see montador getting another shot soon, and maybe he will prove he was worth it, he is not a bad player when he plays the way he is capable of. if you did not know the guy can play forward as well, i would not mind a line of montador yelle and thornton just to see how it looks.

but seriously stop bashing thomas, the guy has kept us in every game. he has done his job, to bring up the 60 footer against the caps is bullshit on your part, it was a fluke, and he has shaken it off. fuck mechanics, timmy stops the puck.

BosBrn77, hope your dad gets better!

10:48 AM  
Anonymous vince m said...

Hey Willasss!

Did Thomas fold or let in 20 goals during last years playoffs? NO!! So what the hell makes you think he will this year?

It seems like you are the one with the hard-on, but for Manny.

Thomas stops the puck, period, end of game. No goalie is going to stop everything, and every goalie is going to let in a bad one. I don't care if he wears a tutu when stoping the puck, as long as he stops it (well maybe I care a bit - damn a tutu).

vince m

1:09 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Bosborn, I wish your father the very best. Glad I was able to bring a smile to your face.


Will-ass, there has not been much of a Tim Thomas arguement on this board, and if you havent noticed (it doesnt seem you notice much) Timmy has been working on mechanics (oooh! mechanics!) and style this season. His butterfly is more in form, and he has played much more in control.

But you know what hasnt changed? His ability to stop the puck. Thats all that matters, consistent puck stopping, and Manny stopped playing effective back-up goal this season after his 25th+ NHL injury. And you think he should be our STARTER?

You do realize that Manny has only one 30 win season, and at the end of that season, he failed in the playoffs, and watched Roloson take over, and lead the Wild to the conference finals. All while Manny sat on the bench. You also realize that Manny has an average of less than 14 wins/season? Did you realize that Manny has only 3 CAREER playoff wins?

Thats right mr. know it all. Take a look at your wonder boys history of dominating the IR. Read and weep.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/players/Manny_Fernandez

On the Antropov subject, man you are really setting yourself up.

First, and ONCE AGAIN. The Bruins DID NOT, nor DO THEY need ANOTHER CENTER. Please re-read this sentence, maybe 50 times as your thick head seems to not absorb text, images, video or anything too quickly.

Secondly, you now say "I didnt say anything about Recci...". Nice try,...you basically said the Bruins made the wrong move by signing Recchi and not Antropov. Yet, you have no positive reflection on the 4 goals in 9 games Recchi has scored? Of course not.

Lastly, the Leafs were asking the Bruins for a first round pick, and ended up dumping him to the Rangers and downgrading the asking price to a second round and a conditional pick, because no one else was stupid enough to sacrifice those kind of assets for a questionable player in the categories of heart, and team play.


Psands, Bosborn and Vince seemed to sum it up pretty good in the last couple posts, but you had it coming from me as well will-ass.

Here is what i suggest you do; get that nasty chip of your shoulder with your whole "told you so" approach. Also, i suggest you study some stats, history, and most of all; WATCH the game. Dont read and over-analyze what others have said. Form your own opinion through knowledge of what you are talking about. You might get some respect.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why dont u make like a tree and branch.

2:08 PM  
Blogger dave said...

the bruins DID NOT nor DID THEY need ANOTHER defenceman. and its funny because i WATCH the games. actually almost EVERY game. its easy to form opinions when a goalie cant control rebounds, are is laying on the ice. I`ve played hockey my whole life, and atill do now. i used to play goalie all throgh high school and i was a flopper. i had NO clue what i was doing but it worked for the most part. you need to know what your doing. theres a huge differnce from the butterfly style to the fish out of water style. and YES i do belive trading for a dude older then jesus christ was a bad move. whats he got left? who knows what lashoff or karsums are going to turn into. ever think long term? recchi is not long term. by the way will-ass isnt even clever. you sound dumber then you think i sound.

i dont have a hard on for manny, when hes playing real well yea i may get a semi, i just think when hes healthy he is a better goalie. to be honest i dont want either of them.

to answer your question psands YES i am pissed that we gave away noki. he played with some grunge. i think he had great potential. whats montador doing? what has he done? i want ONE thing hes done that was good. hes lazy. Hunwick is the go to guy in this situation. i actually like shane hnidy more then montador, and i think hnidy is getting a raw deal.

back to thomas, fine ill give him the 60 foot fluke. shit happens. whateverrrr. but it also shows a lack of focas. rask is our future. im not basing this off his one shut out game because we all know you could do somthing great to just end up sucking ( clay buchultz...sp?)i follow provi and i think rask is great.

bottom line. its my opinion. shit of me all you want.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous willisss said...

not sure why that posted under dave but yea...same deal

2:33 PM  
Blogger Mook said...

recchi has playoff experience and is a good asset to have. it has shown...AND we got a 2nd round pick for two career AHLers.

Montador is for depth, so if 2 of our defencemen are hurt, there ya go. he is also much tougher than our D, so if we play the habs in round 1, you'll see montador over hunwick (i know, but hey...)

nokelainen wasn't playing anyways...so what's the difference? we have plenty of centres.

thomas: i don't see him flopping as much as he did 3 years ago...not sure what you're watching. he just dives after pucks and never gives-up on a play...when other goalies do (and thus, don't flop). what do you know about mechanics? how about hasek and irbe? noone ever says anything about those human slinkys...i think you watch too much pierre mcguire and other media idiots who have nothing better to say that how much thomas flops and how long st. pierre's stick is. you are equating "mechanics" to how cool a goalie looks when he plays. thomas has a system...trust me. if he didn't, then anyone could make the nhl.

how about ken dryden? he had no style whatsoever...and that made him unpredictable. i know, he was a habs goaltender, but i would rank him #1 alltime...nevermind roy or brodeur. (played only 7 full seasons, won the cup 6 times, 5-time allstar, 1 conn smythe, one calder, 5 vezinas).

3:18 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Thats fine willass. I'll stop beating you up. The Bruins took on another experienced defensemen for a good reason. Playoff depth.

In the NHL playoffs, especially when you have players like Aaron Ward who miss a game here and there from bruises, you CANT have enough experienced defensemen. Hnidy will play is key role too, and this keeps our 3rd d line competitive.

That is, if you plan on playing past the first round, like PC has set his team up to do.

That 60 footer was a fluke, and if it was from lack of focus, it was a very rare moment in the last two seasons of Timmy's play. He pretty much defines focus. And of course Rask is our future, who the fuck is arguing that? Is that your brilliant assesment that no one has considered?

You say when Manny is healthy he is a better goalie; that's like saying Len Bias is a better basketball player when he is not dead. No shit.

I am a goalie of 17 years myself, I still play, and have played a butterfly with emphasis on technique and not flopping. You dont need to tell me the "difference" between the two. But you know what? Its what works to stop the puck, and I guess you just dont recognize speed, agility, focus (obviously not), aniticipation, all these virtues that Tim Thomas exhibits.

It is more shocking to me, that you did play goalie and you cant recognize how awesome Tim Thomas is in those regards. As for technique, style, etc, why dont you stop contradicting yourself and sounding like a retard when you say thngs like;

"i had NO clue what i was doing but it worked for the most part. you need to know what your doing"

WTF? Are you that stupid?

Here is another dipshit contradictory statement by you;

"tim thomas is NOT a good goalie. he does not know how to play goalie. he is good at stopping pucks one way or another"


To top it all off, you make yourself a further dipshit by stating this tard statement;

"you sound dumber then you think i sound".

That is the goddamn funniest thing i have read on this board!!!

And just to quote you ONE MORE time, because I have not had this much fun with an such an idiot in a while;

"shit of me all you want"

Guess what, I just shat on you in monumental fashion. And what the fuck ever happened to "sentence structure"?

Read a book dipshit.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous MC Puck said...

Dave/Williss you really are a dumbass aren't you. I like Nokelienen, but Montador was a necessity considering how often we've been injured on defense. He was cheap considering that Noki was playing in Providence and the B's are stacked with young talent.

As far as recchi, basically the Bruins tested Hunwick and Lashoff, and traded the guy who didn't fit: Lashoff, so basically we got Recchi for Lashoff and TB's 2nd round pick (basically a high 1st rounder for Karsums) GREAT trade. This guy is actually scoring (he has 51 points dumbass... good for fourth on the team... oh, and Montador, who hasn't really played because of injury, is STILL 3rd in scoring for D'men on the B's.

And for the F'ing record, Thomas is an unconventional Goalie... just like fucking Roy was, like Hasek was, like Brodeur was... so get your facts straight. Goalie mechanics means shit, it's ability and durability that makes a winning Goalie - the reason why guys like Hannu, Raycroft, and Fernandez will never be a front of the pack goalie, for all their lauded "mechanics". Go watch soccer you punk.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous willisss said...

so much anger. i love it. yea i type fast and dont care enough to fix my typos. i didnt realize this was a fucking english class. sorry sir. you are by far a superior human.

you would think someone as smart as you would realize how bad of a goalie tim thomas is. or any of you guys for that matter.
i love how everyones telling me to get my facts straight. you need to understand your opinion of me is MEANINGLESS. and when your boy timmy cant control is rebounds in the playoffs because hes too busy making snow angels, then i can say i told you so. maybe he will proove me wrong, i hope he does.

you guys either need a beer or need to get laid because to see grown men get so pissed off over a web blog is redic.

mc puck, iäm not a fan of soccer. thank you for the suggestion tho.

you guys are awesome lets keep this going. i wanna see a tuukka rask fit via blog. such angryyyyyyyy people.

jefe you sucked as a goalie didnt you..its ok. thats probably why you like tim thomas.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Actually, i do just fine, and I still play, most likely becuase I dont suck.

But not you, you ADMIT that you suck, and what's funny, is that retards like you always like to go for the easy shot, calling us angry. Your the angry asshole who comes on here telling us how we should have listened to your dumbshit "insight", that the Bruins could have used yet, another center which clearly shows how stupid you really are.

Your the dumbshit who doesnt see the obvious. If you want Tim Thomas to fail, are you telling me that what, the Bruins would have relied on Manny to win this season? You really are complete dumbfuck, who doesnt know what he is talking about.

Whats obvious, is that you dont know SHIT about goaltending and you sucked, let alone knowing hockey. So its very logical that you dont understand why Tim Thomas has been one of the top goalies for two seasons now. Why he leads the league in save percentage and goals against average. Why he will be a Vezina candidate, why the Bruins will win the Jennings trophy, or anything.

Your hopeless, you admitted that sucked balls as a goalie, and you are, quite simply retarded AND stupid. You are a waste of time, an insult to Bruins fans, and Cam Neely would beat the shit out of you if he heard half the angry fodder you throw.

Get a life, an edu-bucation, learn to spell, and pull yer head out of your ass where it has been comfortably collecting shit in it's orfices.

And stop setting yourself up to look like SUCH a dumbshit, its pitiful! I know your probably sweating away as you type, frustrated as all hell as you wonder how,...how Tim Thomas is SO AWESOME!!!!! Man!!! That must piss you off.

Here ya go fucktard (dont you ever steal my fucktard again),...I posted a link to a device that might improve your life!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speak_&_Spell_(game)

10:24 PM  
Anonymous vince m said...

Willasss!

Ever heard of Tony Esposito? At the time he was unconventional and not seen before. But if I remember correctly he is in the Hall of Fame. Willass - get your head out of your ass and the dick out of your mouth and just shut up if you don't know what you are talking about.

I would hate to watch you play goal. What level do you play? 10 year old hockey?

vince m

10:44 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Willass, no one here likes you, no one here respects you, you are obviously not a true Bruins fan, and everyone pretty much thinks your a dipshit.

Back to hockey.

5:06 AM  
Anonymous willisss said...

1. dude the word fucktard has been around for ages. its not "your word"

2. im sorry correct grammer means so much to you, i just dont care enough to fix my mistakes...its a web blog dude...a WEB BLOG

3. yes, your right. i didnt know how to play goalie. i um...you know....said that? i just found a way for the puck to hit me much like time thomas. and to answer vinces question i played goalie all up through highschool. i sat on the bench my freshman year then started 3 out of 3 years division 2 going to state finals twice however never winning. ( heartbreaker 1-0 overtime loss to bourne) after high school i made the RW switch because its more fun.

4. just because your a center does not mean your married to that position. antropov had a history playing off hand right winger.

5. use better insults then dipshit and retard. and its impossible to have a head shoved in ones ass.

6. im one of the last true bruins fans. not bandwagon thomas fans. god damnnn there are SO MANY of them.

kiitos! hyvää piävää!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

1. The word "fucktard" was created by the doctor that delivered you. "Doc, are telling me I gave birth to a retard?" "No maam, you gave birth to a fucktard. Much worse. You see, a fucktard causes accidents on freeways, likes to watch his own team fail, and most likely will beat his own children out of frustration out of his confusion for the world!" "Oh god NO! What do we do doc?" "Well, we can snip him now, so he doesnt spread the disease of fucktardation any further".

2. Grammar is a direct reflection of intelligence. Hence your status of "fucktard".

3. You have now admitted repetitevely that you suck as a goalie. We all understand this. You suck. Were over it.

4. Thats an incredible insight that centers can play wing. We happened to pick up a winger who can play wing, without sacrificing a first round pick.

5. You are a dipshit, and retard, thus you leave me no choice but to call you one. You obviously are a bit sensitive, and at this point you should realize that, oh, 9 people on this board have now called you a dipshit. Dipshit.


6. Your one of the first Bruins fans who has ever told me how a Bruin will fail, and make it obvious that you hope so. I hate fuckheads like you, you define everything that is not a Bruins fan, and you are a TRUE insult.

And I like you how you mention the whole "head up your ass", because as much as I dont want Manny to fail(i never want a bruin to fail, unlike you) let me quote you again;

"if manny could get his head out of his ass and go back to what he was doing prior to his back injury"

As I sit here, and watch Manny let in shitty goal after shitty goal, I wonder what moronic excuses are going through your head, but you dont ever seem to understand the obvious, so i really dont care.

Your doctor dubbed you "fucktard", he was right. You will never learn in life, you will never succeed, you hate people who do, and its obvious with your angst towards all of us here and Tim Thomas league leading GAA and SV%.

Please forward this link to your mother, you know, your rommmate?

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119914372/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

8:05 PM  
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9:07 PM  
Anonymous MC Puck said...

This thread rules. I guess the point people are trying to make is your dissent serves no other purpose to A) rile people up, or B) to defend your idiocracies.

Your dislike of Tim Thomas is the antithisis of "true fan". I've been a Bruins fan since I was a kid, I've rooted for them when they sucked, I've rooted for them when they were favorites, and the last thing I'm going to do is tear down the accomplishments of the goalie who has carried this team to the first seed in the east. Whether his style is conventional or not, and whether you understand why he spends so much time "flopping", he has PROVED with his play this season that people like yourself have no fucking clue what Hockey is.

It's not mechanics and looking good while doing it. It's about giving up your body, throwing everything you have at accomplishing you goals. For Tim Thomas, it's stopping pucks. And for the record, if Manny was in net last night, at least 3 of those saves Thomas made would have been goals because Fernandez doesn't have the same level of athletasism or vision.

Douchecock

9:13 AM  

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