Let me start this letter by saying, I love you man! I am a huge fan and have been since you took over for Captain Coo-Coo Tim Thomas!
You have been solid and all world especially in 2013, playing like the franchise goaltender you are, leading my beloved Bruins to the Cup Final versus the Blackhawks. I don’t blame you for the series loss, you posted unworldly numbers closely similar to Tim Thomas’ epic run in 2011.
The Hawks were better….end of story.
I say and have been saying f*ck the legion of haters branding “17 seconds” on your back.
You don’t play defense and you do not score goals (hello Chris Kelly….open net).
Last season, was just a perfect storm/dumpster fire. Your former GM, Peter “the destroyer of franchises” Chiarelli traded away one of your best defensemen in Johnny Boychuck and gave you no reliable backup. Playing 70 games and you still posted elite goalie numbers. Too bad your teammates couldn’t win a shootout to save their lives. If you got one bounce, you make the playoffs.
Of course the haters blamed you again….
They blame you soley for your team’s dismal play against the hated Habs. It’s been a failure from coaching to the defense to the forwards and between the pipes.
Then this season…..which started off as a nightmare wrapped in a disaster…
Your two former stalwart now aging defensemen were injured leaving Adam F’N McQuaid as your #1 d-man at the beginning of the season.
Sweet Jesus, the HORROR!
The rest of the defensive corps rounded out with Torey Krug and a revolving door of young, inexperienced blue liners.
Is this your fault either?
However, your play has been suffering, perhaps you are putting too much pressure on yourself.
I admire that you don’t make excuses and you take the blame…true professional.
You finally have a back-up that has been solid between the pipes thus far in Jonas Gustavsson.
And he is winning, so Tuuks swallow your pride and ride the pine a bit.
Gather your wits together and do what is best for the team….don’t fret this is still YOUR team.
They just need to gel some more and realize that.
You will be back where you belong shortly.
Your biggest supporter,