Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I played hockey for fourteen years. It is a great game. Growing up, I loved the B’s. Ray Bourque, Cam Neely, Rick Middleton, Adam Oates, Andy Moog, and even Craig Janney were guys I admired and watched during this time of the year at my cousin’s.
The Bruins always made the playoffs and ended up disappointing me. They rarely went all-in during the summer to get a second scoring line that was needed to make a real run for the Cup. Two lines that can light the lamp on the power play, penalty killing and a hot Goalie get the job done in the spring, eh.
Unlike on Yawkey Way, down on 495 and their tenants, the Bruins a.k.a. the Jacobs family appears to be relatively content by living off the Sox/NESN and the Celtics/Garden success. The B’s GM isn’t spending the Fourth courting the last piece to the puzzle as T.E. did on Thanksgiving. He isn’t trading for a Randy Moss or Kevin Garnett. The Celtics are the most recent example of spending money to make money and at the right time. The Bruins did just the opposite by moving Joe Thornton. After that move, all hope was lost. Until, I flipped over and caught the OT victory in Game 3. As usual, the B's fell to the Habs last night.
The B’s were back. The buzz was back, if only for a few days. The Jacobs family should taken away from this is that if you build a contending team, we will come and you will make more money.
It is sad that not only did the B’s rip off McDonalds, but they didn’t even put the little girls in team gear. One is even wearing a Pats hat! C’mon – B’s, you have to be better than this, right? Show me this summer!