Okay folks, welcome to Day 2 of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The picks last night were… interesting? Overall, a lot of players went a bit off their projections, and there weren’t a whole lot of trades. Not like the wheeling and dealing of last year. Bruins made the smart choice and drafted BU defenseman (Right shot!) Charlie McAvoy with the 14th overall pick, but went a little crazy with #29, selecting the USNTDP’s (and U. Wisconsin commit- future teammate of Bruins prospect Cameron Hughes) Trent Frederic (a Centre), in a move that #SHOCKEDTHEWORLD . Naturally, twitter reacted with its accustomed dignity and aplomb. The bigger news was that there was no big trade for a defenseman, and apparently Sweeney was saying that anyone ‘selling’ was asking for both 1sts AND Pastrnak to start off with. So yeah, no thanks.
Anyway, grab yourselves some coffee and lets do rounds 2-7!
Welcome to the second installment of my and CarvinBass18’s three part series A Bruins Defense: A Three Part Series on How to Improve Next Season. This is Volume 2: Buying the Present to Save the Future, in which I play my best Jonathan Swift and make my modest proposal to make 2016-2017 less of a terrifying gong show than 2016-2017.
So the Score is 0-0, but the Bruins have outshot the Cats 15 to 5. That seems like a good thing. Feel free to have flashbacks to 2011 at any time Luongo, KTHXBI.
That was a pretty spiffy tribute to Claude to start off, even if both the team and the players could have maybe done a tad better with the gifts. Maybe an ipad or something, because a watch is a shitty gift in 2016. I dunno.
Well folks, its the second night of a back to back, after a game against the Rangers where the Bruins played well, but uh… umm…. dammit.
So now, we have ourselves a visit from the Florida Shawn Thorntons… err… Reilly Smiths… er… Jagorim Jargs…err… FancyCats (although that last one would work too) for a key divisional matchup in hopes of steering out of the skid (incidentally, the Cats are coming off a 4-2 loss to the Rags. Not the same score, but close enough I guess). Despite losing 4 straight games, the Bruins still have a hold on 3rd in the Atlantic, because the Wings seem pretty determined to screw up their 24 year playoff streak, and all 3 Canadian teams (also Buffalo) really shouldn’t even get participant ribbons this year. Man this division blows goat. That said, the Wings (currently just out of the Wild Card race behind the surging Flyers) are at 83 points in 73 games vs the Bruins have 86 in 74 (yes, the Wings have a game in hand, but the Bruins currently hold the first tiebreaker with 35 ROW to Detroit’s 34). Tonight is a pretty game in this regard, as the Wings have the considerable fortune of playing the hilarious failure that is Montreal (can you smell it? The smell of Failtreal? Its wonderful. At least if you can overlook the usual flatulent aroma that hangs around that team like the farts of a man who lives on Taco Bell alone.) So, the Bruins have to bring the heat tonight, OR ELSE (although the Bruins would hold the 3rd place spot if things all go the worst way possible… and goddammit I just realized I want the Habs to win a game. WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME BRUINS????!!!! CAN’T YOU SEE THE PREDICAMENT IN WHICH YOU HAVE PLACED ME???!!!!
ah. umm….. looks around furtively, realizing he has actually been shouting out loud… So, about this game.