Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Pity the poor wronged Bruins
Game seven. At long miserable merciful last.
60 minutes then no more crying caterwauling and conspiracy theories from the Broons and their loutish violent players and fans.
Nathan Horton miraculously recovers from his "severe concussion" and is cleared by Dr. Recchi for the flight to Vancouver to inspire his teammates. (Rightly) no suspension for the back breaking hit on Raymond but wrong on the non-call on ice, it was 2 for blatant interference.
And a nice performance again by the inmates of the Toronto Dominion Gah-dens as the injured player lay on the ice and then was carted off like a jellyfish in agony . "Ah ya fag! Dive-ah!" Pure class all the way.
This team and its fans have a bizarre cult-ish persecution complex/dementia.
A standing ovation for Zdeno Chara after he broke Max Pacioretty's neck and gave him a severe concussion. Somehow - somehow - Chara was the aggrieved party!
They seem incapable of comprehending that their ugly antics have created a stain which won't come out in the wash. People judge you by your actions on and off the ice. Behave like animals, scream for blood (literally), assault opposing fans in and around the arena, give standing ovations to players who deliberately or otherwise injure opponents then invoke a curious 'oh woe is me' double standard when your soldiers fall...well, enough.
I'm sick to death of both the league's approach and the Broons players, management and fans strange 'caveman meets Oliver Stone' act.
If the Bruins win it will be the worst thing to happen to hockey since the Philthydelphias won it in 1974. The Defilers had a good two year run, abetted by the likes of John "See No Evil" Ashley & Co. but Scotty Bowman and a talented physical Canadiens team had something to say in 1976 - beginning in the pre-season - and from there on in hockey ruled.
(Re) Birth of a dynasty and hockey was saved. The Islanders and Oilers dynasties continued the mix of talent - and enough muscle to protect the Lafleurs, Bossys and Gretzkys.
Oh that the Canucks were capable of stopping the Luchickens and FrankenCharas.
It's all down to the incredibly enigmatic Luongo, the Jekyll and Hyde of Hockey. Which one shows tonight? Don't tell me the Gooins model will triumph and become a template for the next several years. Please.
Go Canucks Go.