The Bruins fell to the Canadiens 4-3 in the second round of this year’s playoffs. Old news, yes, but I haven’t been able to address it because of exams. Now is that time. This is going to be rough, so I’ll keep it brief.
Boston lose the series because of the following reasons:
- An awful penalty kill
- Inability to control the play
- Carey Price
- Goalposts and crossbars
I really don’t want to comment more on the series than that. This was such an amazing year for the Bruins, but it just wasn’t meant to be. I don’t think the team needs many changes, but that’s another post. I’ll leave on a couple thoughts.
First of all, I’ll admit I was wrong. I thought the Bruins would win in 6. Wrong, wrong, wrong. I thought the Habs didn’t have enough depth on the blueline to pull off an upset. Wrong, wrong, wrong. PK Subban is one hell of a hockey player, and I’ll hate him for that as long as I’m a Bruins fan. I thought whichever team took game 5 would take the series. Wrong, wrong, wrong. It’s hugely disappointing, but hey, there’s always next year…right?
Now, credit where it’s due: Montreal played like the better team in most of the games, and they deserved their victory. However, they won with no grace. After seeing this series, I noted that the Montreal-Boston rivalry is the most heated and intense rivalry I’ve seen. I hope Calgary-Edmonton can get to that level soon. Also, Montreal fans are the most obnoxious and irritable fans in the world. I have never seen such classlessness from fans…well actually, yes I have, but not from only one fan base. Disgusting. Just checking the nhl.com discussion boards after games made me sick. Worst most classless fans there are. And the coach, Michel Therrien, is no better. Just check any of the interviews. Sickening. In fact, I need to get this off my chest.
An open letter to Michel Therrien:
Shut up in your interviews about “disrespect.” Stop trying to play the victim. It’s a sport, and there will always be favorites and underdogs. Search up what the word “disrespect” even means. Has your organization done anything in the past few years to be considered an elite team? No? Then SHUT UP!!!
On a final note, you probably know by now that I was only cheering for Boston because they had Iginla this year. He played great on the team, and I’d love to see him back in Boston next year. Hopefully then a better result will follow.
So who am I cheering for now? No one. When my team is done, I’m done. I’m honestly neutral towards the rest. If Montreal wins, I suppose I’ll be happy because a Canadian team finally won, but it’ll be bittersweet. So I’m out. Que sera sera.
This is probably going to be the last hockey post for a while (there may be something on the finals, but only maybe). A lot more varied regular content coming soon. ‘Till then!