Archive for February, 2012

Post-game notes: Bruins vs Senators (2/25/12)

Coming in to this game there was a lot of chatter about how important it was going to be for the Bruins to end this road trip on a good note and tighten their grip on the division, because the “red hot” Ottawa Senators were closing in on them for the division lead (some even believing that Ottawa could take command of the division for the rest of the season if things shook out in their favor in this home-and-home). This seems to have been the case every time the Bruins play the Senators and the results have always been the same.

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Pre-game notes: Bruins vs. Senators 2/25/12

Luckily for the Bruins, this is their last game in this six-game away stretch. Honestly, the Bruins have been average in this away stretch, going 2-2-1 at around .500. There have been a few key moves that have really helped spark the Bruins play better hockey, like the Czech angel, Krejci, moving to right wing, but with some key players out (Horton and Peverley), the Bruins really need to do something different if they are going to start winning games consecutively.

Fun Fact: Gregory Campbell is playing in his 500th NHL game tonight tonight. So I am sure the Merlot line will be extra feisty for Soupy.

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Quote of the Day – 2/23/12

“Buffalo is the worst place in the NHL, so I’m not too excited to go there, but I’ll be excited to leave.

– Brad Marchand

Post-game notes: Blues vs. Bruins 2/23/12

I woke up this morning, went to NHL.com, saw all of those fantastic headlines about the B’s and was giddy about the win all over again.  There are clearly still some issues. I’m not going to sit here and say “THE BRUINS ARE BACK, BABY! THE SLUMP IS OVER!” Finding consistency is the biggest issue and until they can win consecutively, I will not be content. A small celebration is acceptable, though.

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Tom Sestito expresses concern over Horton injury via Twitter.

Twitter can be a rough atmosphere for athletes.  For every 5 fans that tweet their admiration, there’s always 1 person that takes it too far and tweets hate. Something about Twitter brings out the worst in people, and they can write everything to an athlete that they could never say in person. Such was the case today after Joe Haggerty tweeted out the link to an article he had written on Horton’s current situation. Someone responded to the tweet, mentioned Tom Sestito, and asked if he had read the article. When Sestito responded to the persons question saying that no he had not read it, people jumped on him. He was called out on Twitter and responded. There’s nothing wrong with that, athletes should be allowed to respond to hate.  His response led to the following exchange:

Am I the only one who gained respect for him out of this whole thing? As someone who was highly critical of Sestito when the hit occurred, I feel better now that he has finally made a statement on it. When it comes down to it, we’re only fans. We either go the games or watch at home. We are not inside the brains of players. Who are we to say if someone was intent and malicious in their actions on the ice. Sestito feels remorse for Horton’s concussion, and its obvious he didn’t skate towards him with the intention of concussing him. The fact that he responded in a calm manner, didn’t insult anyone, and was respectful says a lot about him. This is one of those things where we need to focus more on Horton’s recovery and less on the person that delivered the hit.

Nathan Horton still hurting from Sestito induced concussion.

The last time Horton’s health was discussed on here, he had missed five games and was starting to skate again. The top line winger is now approaching his 11th missed game and has suffered a complete setback. After working out and skating, his headaches returned and he halted all physical activity. It would appear that his injury is infinitely worse than we first suspected. While its no doubt that the team has fallen into a scoring drought in his absence, is it better to shelf him for the remainder of the season in the hopes he’ll return at 100% next fall?

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Post-Game notes: Bruins vs Wild 2/19/12

I’m not gonna lie to you all, I only got to watch half the game yesterday because I was at work, and I ended up listening to the other half of the game on the radio on my drive home. It’s probably better this way, because I find it’s easier to deal with frustrating losses when you don’t have to see the looks on the Bruins’ faces when they pour 48 shots on a slightly better-than-average goalie and can’t score.

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