The Phil Kessel Trade has its own fan page lol
Clay Buchholz: 6-0, ERA 1.01 / Jon Lester: 4-0 , 3.11
Lol Dropkick Murphys played in Vancouver last night and came out to "We are the Champions"
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^^^^^ Lmfao that's awesome.
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Idk where to ask this question, so i'll put in here:
I've noticed everyone talks about either Spooner, or Knight making the jump to the NHL next year, and taking Ryders spot......does this mean that Caron is the odd man out???
I think Alexander Khokhlachev is this years Spooner and could make the team put he's extremely young and a long shot. Here's what one scout had to say about Khokhlachev
“Khokhlachev is pure skill, baby. I wouldn’t at all be surprised if he goes top-10 in the NHL Draft come June. He’s a game-breaker, and like Alexander Burmistrov, by coming over to North America has shown a commitment to playing here and will alleviate concerns about signability by doing so. He’s one of those guys who, although is small, could be in the NHL next season because his speed and puck skills top shelf”
-Kirk Luedeke on Bruins Draft Watch
I'll disagree about Caron. It's not his job to lose. He has great talent but another power forward is not what we need in the lineup right now. Spooner has the speed and skill to replace Ryder or Recchi. I really believe in the kid and I rarely believe in prospects.
Hey some guy from Philly wrote this article about how "obnoxious" Boston fans are.
http://articles.philly.com/2011-06-2...s-boston-globeIf there's a reason to end interleague play, this is it. The next few days figure to test our collective patience and sanity. Brace yourself: Boston fans are coming.
The Phillies will begin a three-game series with the Red Sox on Tuesday. Over the course of the season, the Fightin's do all sorts of promotional giveaways, everything from hats to bobbleheads. This would be a good time for a different kind of freebie: maybe noise-canceling headphones or, if those aren't enough and more drastic measures are needed, surplus World War II-era cyanide pills. One bite and the suffering will be over.
They've gotten out of control, these Boston fans. They've mutated. There was a time when they took a perverse pride in their suffering, when they romanticized their lack of sports luck. Then the Pats won and the Sox won and the Celtics won and, more recently, the Bruins won. Whatever humility Bostonians had was long ago traded for some of those giant "We're No. 1" foam fingers and a slew of omnipresent smug smiles.
The people in Boston have become obnoxious, arrogant, condescending. And those are just my friends up there. The rest are worse, an openly supercilious lot who never hesitate to tell you exactly how good they have it. Pride, as Marsellus Wallace said, will mess with you.
Boston has always been a great beer town - try Bukowski Tavern or Sunset Grill if you venture up that way - but the favorite intoxicant these days is victory. The city is hammer drunk on titles. Since 2002, the Patriots have won three championships, the Sox have captured two, while the Celtics and Bruins claimed one each. As a result, the fans there have become the sports equivalent of the mouthy businessman who gets loaded at the bar and won't shut up about how much money he's made and how much better his life is than yours. He drones on and on about his summer house and his expensive cars and his cushy Rich & Famous lifestyle while you order up another happy-hour discount brew and thumb the already well-worn want ads. The Karmic bartender needs to cut them off. Their gloating is insufferable.
"Since he was born, I've been to every parade with my son," Michael Kairevich III told the Boston Globe after the Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks. According to the story, the dad and the boy even have a special parade route spot in front of the Four Seasons Hotel. They go there after each title. It's sickening.
There's a whole generation of mini-monsters just like that running around up there, figuring it's their birthright to stand outside some fancy hotel every year and get showered with more confetti. You can almost hear the little prepubescent elitists squawking.
Aftah wahtin three lawng yee-ahs, the drought is ovah. We have anothah championship. Hawkey is bahhhck in Bawston.
The older fans are just as bad. After the Bruins won the Stanley Cup, I asked my buddy Flan, who lives up there, whether people were rioting in Central Square - a particularly lawless area of Cambridge where Flan and I once watched two hobos fight in the middle of Massachusetts Avenue. (True story.)
"Nope," Flan said. "We act like we've been there before."
I'm seriously considering rescinding his wedding invitation.
But I suppose it isn't entirely Boston's fault that it's overrun with smarmy, self-satisfied fans. The media have happily fed the town's ego for years and continue to overstuff it at every opportunity. A quick review of the latest saccharine platitudes served to Boston reveals a menu sure to make the heads there grow fatter still.
Let's see, there was the "No one can beat the Red Sox" declaration on SportsCenter last week, along with the requisite "City of Champions" headline employed by the Boston Globe and Montreal Gazette following the Bruins title. WEEI.com - the online arm of the main sports-talk radio station in Boston - went with a navel-gazing piece, "Why we win," while every outlet from Boston magazine to ESPN.com to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle ran stories billing the city as "Title Town."
It won't be long now until Boston adopts Jay-Z's "Already Home" as its official anthem. But really the fact is, we not in the same bracket/Not in the same league, don't shoot at the same baskets.
In the interim, Boston Globe and SportsIllustrated.com columnist Dan Shaughnessy - a man who's written about Boston sports for decades - summed up the vomit-inducing situation perfectly in the first sentence of a recent piece. The story appeared under the obligatory headline you might expect: "Being a sports fan in Boston has become an embarrassment of riches."
"The rest of the country," Shaughnessy wrote, "must be sick of us in Boston."
Pass the Pepto.
Boston Globe's response to it...
http://www.boston.com/sports/columni...p1=Upbox_linksHey, Philly. What did we ever do to you?
You would think if there were ever two fan bases that could consider themselves equal in terms of passion, culture, and yes, pretzels, it would be Philadelphia and Boston, two of America's most storied cradles of freedom. But people from the City of Brotherly Love labeling Boston fans "obnoxious" is sort of akin to Don Knotts seeing Don Draper in his bedroom mirror.
Yet, that's the stance of Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Gonzalez, who previews this week's anticipated Red Sox-Phillies series with this: "They've gotten out of control, these Boston fans. They've mutated. There was a time when they took a perverse pride in their suffering, when they romanticized their lack of sports luck. Then the Pats won and the Sox won and the Celtics won and, more recently, the Bruins won. Whatever humility Bostonians had was long ago traded for some of those giant 'We're No. 1' foam fingers and a slew of omnipresent smug smiles."
Gonzalez is all wrong. It's an entirely different foam finger Bostonians employ these days.
We expect this sort of attitude from New York, or Podunk, America, but Philly? We thought we had something there. May we remind you that Boston gave Philadelphia the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2008 World Series? You're Welcome. Consider it payback for the Patriots beating the Eagles while your quarterback threw up in the Super Bowl. And I'd consider the whole hockey thing even now, no?
Well, not entirely. Think about it. You could have had Tim Thomas in net for you this season had you been willing to surrender Jeff Carter. Instead, you got Jakub Voracek and the No. 8 pick which you used to select Sean Couturier. Maybe Dougie Hamilton will haunt you for years. Maybe not. But the thought of having Thomas in net in lieu of "Boosh" Boucher really has to be a kicker, eh?
"Let's see," Gonzalez writes, "there was the "No one can beat the Red Sox" declaration on SportsCenter last week, along with the requisite 'City of Champions' headline employed by the Boston Globe and Montreal Gazette following the Bruins title. WEEI.com - the online arm of the main sports-talk radio station in Boston - went with a navel-gazing piece, 'Why we win,' while every outlet from Boston magazine to ESPN.com to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle ran stories billing the city as 'Title Town.'"
Right on. Because basing an opinion on Boston fans by virtue of ESPN, WEEI (and John, you may want to check the ratings before you consider it the "main sports-talk radio station in Boston"), the Montreal Gazette, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle is always a safe bet. Apparently, instead of "Raise the Cup," the Globe should have led the June 16 edition with "We're sorry."Gonzalez seems honestly put out that Boston fans didn't riot after the Bruins won the Stanley Cup. "We act like we've been there before," a Boston friend told him.
So, more rioting=less obnoxiousness. Got it.
Before this month, Boston hadn't won a title in three years. In fact, Philly had the more recent championship celebration. But for Boston, three years? It was torture. Those poor duck boats had nothing to do but schlep tourists around the city.
But chin up, Philly. Maybe this is - have you heard? -a World Series preview. Maybe you'll get the better of the Red Sox come October. Maybe the Eagles will have a magical season and meet the Patriots again in the Super Bowl. Maybe there will be a football season. Maybe the moves the Flyers made will actually pan out.
Actually, forget that last one.
And the 76ers. Maybe...nah.
Boston has had seven titles in a decade. Philadelphia has had one. Don't hate us because we're beautiful.
Of course, there are bad apples in both fan bases, but on the whole each has their own quality attributes, the best of which is the overwhelming passion for their respective teams. They'll collide this week in what should be a fun week of baseball.
"Pass the Pepto," Gonzalez writes.
I say, "Pass the champagne."
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I think we should do this:
Sign one forward to replace Recchi:
Gagne, Ward, Samsonov, Upshall, Jokinen
(Good thing with all these players is that none of them, from what i believe, have won a cup which is going to make them hungry for one, i hear alot of analysists saying that the bruins should sign guys who haven't won a cup b/c they want one real bad and will push the other guys more..idk how true that is but wth,)
From these three, the Bruins should pick one to replace Ryder's 3rd line spot:
Jared Knight: 71 Games played (68 w/ London, 3 with Providence)
25 goals, 47 assists, 72 Points
Ryan Spooner: 64 Games played (14 w/ Peterborough, 50 with Kingston)
35 goals, 46 assists, 81 points
Jordan Caron: 70 Games played (23 w/ Boston, 47 with Providence)
15 goals, 20 assists, 35 points
After they pick one of the three to take Ryder's spot (spooner IMO should be the guy) from the other two, pick one to play on the fourth line......I'd say play Caron there, and send Knight to the AHL or back to Juniors and see if Caron could be next years Marchand, in terms of moving up the FWD depth chart....
I think Philly fans are just jealous
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^^^^ That's what I thought as well.
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