Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Happy, Joy Joy

Ten days after predicting doom and gloom for the Bruins, Shank pretends to care about the Game 7 win over the Canadiens.

Of course he doesn't give a shit - he spends half the column telling us what massive choke artists they are / were :
Round 2 starts this weekend on Broad Street in Philadelphia against the Flyers. For sure, there are plenty of Philadelphia stories to be told, but let the Bruins and their fans enjoy last night for a few more hours. Had the Bruins lost to the Canadiens, it could have been a franchise-altering defeat, with dire consequences for coach Claude Julien and general manager Peter Chiarelli.

But this time the Bruins did not choke it away. Sure, they blew a 3-2 lead in the final two minutes of regulation, and they failed to convert on a single power play for another night (0 for 21 for the series), but who cares when you win it in OT? These Bruins become the first team in franchise history (in 28 tries) to win a series after falling behind, two games to zero.

Game 7s have not been the Bruins’ friends in recent years. The Pesky-Dent-Buckner-Boone torch has been passed to Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, and Andrew Ference. Julien has been in the Hub of Hockey for four years. His first three seasons ended in Game 7 defeats, the last two at home. Finally, he gets some relief and vindication.
From a Game 7 win emerges a comparison with Bill Buckner. I imagine Shank could wait until they actually choke again to make the comparison, right?
But we don’t care about any of those things today.
Nah, we'll just write a whole freakin' article about 'those things' instead!


Anonymous said...


Unfortunately Shank already has his insanity plea in place when he is at the gates of the "Hall of Shame" ....

"The Devil Made Me Do It" ... that darn demonic illusionary.


Monkeesfan said...

Did His Shankiness wax pessimistic after the Bruins hammered the Flyers 7-3?

Monkeesfan said...

Oh, Shank won't feel at least SOME confidence after the Flyers got swept, will he?