Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Time to Get Serious

"I don’t tell you what to do with your site, but If you are looking for suggestions, I would suggest actually writing something besides sentences fragments and NHL.com videos." - Stanley Cup of Chowder

This is a fair point. It's about time this blog got more serious, aside from that one post about the Stay Hungry hats (only bit of anything approaching real journalism I've done) and the piece that Travbot did about Upcoming Goalie Superstar Tuukka Rask. The schedule doesn't come out for another day so let's talk about how the Bruins look. It's a better thing to do than picking fights with your local SBNation affiliate, anyhow.

It would be easier to figure out how the Bruins are doing if there wasn't this damn 800 pound gorilla sitting here in the middle of this room. Let's see, what could he want? OH! It must be getting Phil Kessel signed. Both sides are saying Phil wants to stay in Boston, and I assume Peter Chiarelli and Kessel's agent are both talking daily, but until the ink hits the paper and I see it on @bishter's or @HacksWithHaggs's twitter it's completely up in the air. So without that piece of the puzzle, this will be slightly less useful than your average Season Preview. So it goes.

Of course, we're all mourning the loss of P.J. Axelsson. He's played well with the Bruins, but I don't think he's coming back. Personally, it would suck to see Axelsson in another NHL jersey, and there has been rumor that a Swedish team or two are giving him offers. Of course, I now can't find the link to where I saw that, it was probably on some message board somewhere. We'll miss you, P.K. Axelsson...we'll miss you.

Speaking of people leaving the team, Montador is gone but who cares, and Hnidy left but Begin will step in for the kisser-rearranging duties. This is all well and good, as the team more-or-less looks the same as it did last year, with Bitz moving up to the Big Club most of the time and hopefully Wheeler getting a bit more physical, or at least getting his scoring touch back.

The fact of the matter is we still have Krejci, Savard, Chara, Thomas, and Bergeron on the team, and though they may just be a pile of centers, a mountain, and a tornado, these guys really carry the team. Wideman, Ward, and Stuart do a great job on D as well, and Recchi will tip in shots all day in front of the net. Wheeler has great hands.

What I'm trying to say is that I'm pulling my hair out waiting for the offseason to end so we can get back to some hockey. It'll be a day or two more before I'm breaking down and watching the Bruins History DVD (saved it for just such and occasion). In the meantime, why not read a book?

Above all, we want bitz. Even those of us a couple sections over from 311.
(p.s. Hal Gill Sucks)


Eric J. Burton said...

I agree Hal Gill Sucks he is a pylon.

Unknown said...

He double-sucks now that he's a hab, though.

Pezell said...

that little scrum with u and cupofchowdah was hilarious!

oh and Hal Gill sucks the fat one.

Unknown said...

It was just a few face washes and some shoves. Neither one of us dropped the gloves... although my comment was a bit Scott Walker sucker punch-esque.

Yes, Hal Gill sucks. I think we can find some common ground there.

Navin Vaswani (@eyebleaf) said...

I actually enjoyed Hal Gill's time in Toronto.