Warning: If you are all about Unicorns and Cotton Candy when it comes to the Boston Bruins, this article will offend you.
pussification (noun): the state in which a
society hockey team becomes less and less tough. This noun’s originator is the famous comedian George Carlin.
“We are undergoing a pussification of our entire
society hockey team.”
The Big Bad Bruins are long, gone and hard to find. That leadership, mentality, toughness, and killer instinct went to Florida (Thornton), L.A. (Lucic), New York (Boychuck) & Columbus (Campbell).
Well, the Bruins wanted to go in a different direction with the fourth line so that is why the whole Merlot line is playing somewhere else. Now the “checking line” is neither gritty nor skilled. It’s basically a black hole for players who are underachieving or who should not even be with the parent club.
Granted Lucic would be asking for a lot of money if he went to free agency, but he is looking well worth it as the Jimmy Hayes and Brett Connolly experiments are failing miserably. Neither player can score or take the body, so what do they bring to the table?
The answer: I have NO F*CKING Idea!
If you do, please leave a comment below.
Then there is Johnny Boychuck. Yes, 95% of Bruins fans will say, it’s in the past, let it go.
No, I will not and I cannot.
Since Boychuck was given away like a 3 legged chair at a yard sale, the Bruins defense has been a debacle and that’s putting it mildly. Boychuck was/still is everything the B’s need right now…..TOUGH, GRITTY, DEPENDABLE & CAN CLEAR THE DAMN CREASE! That trade more than any other has put the defense’s balls in a vice.
Chara and Seidenberg are not the same guys from 2011 or 2013 for that matter. Boychuck would have taken minutes off their aging shoulders and legs.
We can thank Peter Chiarelli’s assassination of the franchise to for this blue line debacle.