Just one season removed from being the best team in the NHL during the regular season, the Boston Bruins have hit rock bottom.
They have no grit, no snarl (just watch the tape of their 6-2 thrashing at the hands of the MIGHTY Columbus Blue Jackets).
They are no longer BIG & BAD.
The Black & Gold are just sad and listless.
The heart & soul they displayed during the 2011 Cup winning season and the 2013 Final appearance have been ripped from their chests while their lifeless carcasses have been left to rot on the ice.
That heart & soul consisted of such character players and leaders as Andrew Ference, Shawn Thornton & Johnny Boychuk. What the hell, throw Jarome Iginla in that category as well. He helped poke, prod and motivate both Lucic and Krejci to productive regular season performances last year.
This season those heart & soul guys have been replaced by the likes of Jordan Caron, Matt Bartkowski, Seth Griffith, Matt Fraser, Alex Khoklachev, Bobby Robbins, and Craig Cunningham.
All decent players in the AHL but not NHL caliber.
There are tens of thousands of Bruins montages out there. Some are great and some not so much. However, NO montage encapsulates the rich and glorious history of the Spoked B like this.
This Bruins montage WILL bring a black and gold tear to your eye!
You can’t stop it, you only hope you can contain yourself. But let your love for the Bruins flow and let the world know it!
Let’s just home the 2014-5 team can turn it around and add to these beautiful hockey moments!
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How could you forget that adorable little Bruins fan Liam fist bumping the team as they left the ice? His smile is priceless and his passion for his favorite hockey team is unstoppable.
And oh yeah, he kicked cancer’s butt!
Please vote for Liam Fitzgerald as USA Today’s Best Fan Of 2014!
UPDATE: Liam Won With 95% Of The Vote!
How can you deny that adorable little guy!
NOTE: I work with his babysitter and she says he is a true joy!
GO LIAM! Who the heck wants Drake to win?!
The Bruins’ David Krejci may be sidelined at the moment but he is staying busy. Do what you ask? Would you guess dog grooming?
Krejci took on Channel 7 anchor Kayna Whitworth in the “Who Did It Better” pooch pampering contest.
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Who did it better? My bet is on the “Dog Whisperer”.
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The weather has not been the only thing in Boston to start getting colder over the last few weeks. To say that the Bruins have gone cold would be an understatement compared to the standards Black and Gold fans have grown accustomed to over the past few seasons. They are enduring through injuries and that has really shown in their play. Here is a deeper look at the statistics – most not being so pretty – that include a road slump, some troubling news about which team has been scoring first, milestones for coach and one of his oldest players, a winning streak over one recently relocated franchise and a less-than-stellar month on the power play. This is Boston Bruins: Last Two Weeks By The Numbers.
The Bruins are fighting injuries and fighting to make up ground in the Eastern Conference standings.
0: Gregory Campbell had zero points in 12 games in November. It was his first full month without registering a point since October 2013.
0: The 2-0 loss to the Kings on Tuesday marked the first time that the Bruins were shut out on the road this season.
1: Montreal goaltender, Carey Price, registered his first ever shutout against the Bruins on Nov. 22, blanking his rivals, 2-0, at TD Garden.
1: Rookie Joe Morrow got his first NHL point and goal in the 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh (the team that drafted him) on Nov. 24 just 28 seconds after a Milan Lucic tally.
Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask spent some time on the town in Los Angeles and was interviewed by TMZ wannabe Pop Candies TV. After leaving Bootsy Bellows, a West Hollywood Bar, this Tuukka Rask interview took a strange turn.
Tuukka Rask has made many tough saves over his career, but nothing could save this moment from going to awkward-ville.
In just 3 minutes, Tuukka was called the “Finland Guy”, gay & Sammy Davis Junior.
Only in L.A., only in Los Angeles….