It's a good things I was distracted Saturday night by the awesome time had at the Days of Y'Orr/Boston Sports Then and Now/Bruins Daily Viewing Party because if I was home I'd have to write some of sort recap while I was shitfaced. Usually they come out awesome, but I'm pretty sure that if I wrote it while drinking the creature my laptop would have been thrown out of the window.
Saturday night in Montreal was a disgrace, especially when it came down to that final minute. Yeah you remember the final minute right? If not, I'll paint the picture for you: Boston was down 2-1 with about a minute left and on a power play. Claude Julien called a timeout (gasp!) and got the right combination on the ice (Seguin-Jagr-Marchand-Krejci-Chara) for a full minute of 6-on-4 power play time.
When the final horn sounded, the Bruins didn't have one shot on goal during that entire minute. THEY DID NOT HAVE 1 SHOT ON GOAL and then David Krejci, after the game, says it was "shit ice". No, it wasn't shit ice, it was shit play. This team is so fucking atrocious at times it makes me want to throw up all over myself.
So with that embarrassing loss behind them, Claude Julien does what every good coach would do; switch up his lines. Except these lines are fucking terrible:
Who the hell thought that this was a good idea? LOOK AT IT! Why is Greg Campbell centering Brad Marchand and Jaromir Jagr? Why is Jay Pandolfo playing? Why is Lucic STILL on the first line WHEN HE HAS SCORED 1 GOAL IN 20+ GAMES?!
Good god. The good thing is that Carolina is rolling into town and they're as bad as any team in the bottom of the East. It's a good thing that they're currently 13th in the Eastern Conference and have such a slim shot at making the playoffs. Maybe they won't show up because they have nothing to play for?
That's probably not correct because Boston never shows up when they have something to play for.
It's maddening how bad this team can be. Sometimes they look like world beaters and sometimes they look like the world just curb stomped them. Maybe I'm getting extreme here or maybe my expectations are to high or maybe I'm just a typical Boston fan. Either way, this is complete horseshit. This team is better than what they've portrayed themselves as in March and the beginning of April.
Isn't it amazing what one player can mean to a club? Patrice Bergeron is Mr. Bruin and this injury proves it. Since he's been down and out with a "moderate" concussion the Bruins lines have been a disaster. God I miss Bergeron already.
But hey, Chris Kelly and his atrocious play is back in the lineup. For some reason, people cite Chris Kelly coming back as a good thing. I'm sorry, but does everyone remember how fucking terrible Chris Kelly, Rich Peverley and Ray Bourque lucky sperm played together? Or how bad Chris Kelly, Rich Peverley and Jordan Caron played together outside of the first game Caron was called up?
Am I the only one who remembers this? Am I the only one who remembers how fucking awful he was? How he was the direct reason for an Eric Staal goal earlier in the season because he waited…
And then passed it into Staal's skates?
Glad that guy is coming back tonight. Jesus Christ these fucking lines tonight. I need a drink.
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LOL – You seriously can't make this shit up. Look at these lines. LOOK AT THEM.
Big Ball of Trans Fats – Krejci – Horton
Marchand – GREGORY FUCKING CAMPBELL – Jaromir Jagr
Dan Paille – Chris Kelly – Tyler Seguin
Shawn Thornton – Rich Peverley – Kaspars Daugavins
Zdeno Chara – Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg – Matt Bartkowski
Johnny Boychuk – Andrew Ference
Or maybe Claude should use his fucking brain…
It's quite simple, Claude. Lucic-Krejci-Jagr, Marchand-Peverley-Seguin, Paille-Kelly-Horton, Pandolfo-Campbell-Thornton
— Mike Miccoli (@MikeMiccoli) April 8, 2013
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