Discussion in 'Boston Bruins Fan Talk' started by Off The Grid, May 14, 2013.

  1. Patsrock

    Patsrock 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    I love hockey and have played since I was 3(36 now). I said to my friend most Boston born people go to Fenway Park for first sporting event. My first events were Bruins games.

    Playoff hockey is fantastic. Nothing to me at least, is better than Sudden Death OT playoff hockey. Granted it does take a few years off ya life :)
  2. Uncle Rico

    Uncle Rico Pro Bowl Player

    I was a big hockey fan as a kid — Bobby Orr era, even bought those yellow Rally hockey pads, full getup. Got turned off by the thuggery, which tarnished what is really a very graceful and athletic sport. It's great that it's "back" ('11 helped around here!). The thuggery seems to have cleaned up a lot. And I think one big help has been HD TV and much slicker TV production values. And yeah, playoff hockey is mighty exciting.
  3. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    right now if my choice is sex with the wife or watching the Bruins ...

    Well she'll just have to take of herself or wait till the game is over ... :D:D:D
  4. Off The Grid

    Off The Grid Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Great Points.

    Hockey is actually my 4th Favorite, but I've always felt that its unique blend of Grace & Brutality gave it #1 Potential, if it was done right. I, too, grew up with Bobby Orr and those Beloved Big Bad Bruins, and I, too, grew disgusted with the lazy, lax League letting No Talent Clowns like the New Jersey Devils Thug their way to Glory.

    Remember when we finally broke the Canadians Curse in 1988?? I'll never forget that Series!!

    It was right up there with the glorious climax of the Squish The Fish Campaign!! :D :rocker:
  5. Uncle Rico

    Uncle Rico Pro Bowl Player

    Janney and Joyce ... and the Gahden power failure in the Finals.
  6. Off The Grid

    Off The Grid Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Why?? :confused:

    Does she insist you use a Coaster?? :eek:
  7. Off The Grid

    Off The Grid Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Indeed, Sir...:cool:

    I suppose it's too much to hope for, 25 Years later...Especially because it didn't result in a Goal...

    But I don't suppose you remember that one Play where Craig Janney ~ I feel like I'm lying even before I write it!! ~ faked out not one, not two, but FOUR Players ~ the lot'f whom were pretty much reduced to flopping & twitching on the Ice ~ as he flipped, twisted, jived, and jangled his way into position for a shot??? :eek:

    One'f the most Mesmerizing Moments I've ever seen in this Great Game.

    But he didn't sink the Shot.

    I've always felt, since then, that he should've Put The Puck On The Net a bit earlier...but that he got carried away with the Art, as it were. I'll bet he would have the same assessment if you asked'm, today.

    I've also always wondered...if he had sunk that Shot...if it might've been Just What The Doctor Ordered to give'm that Confidence to propel'm to that Next Level that always seemed One Game Away with Craig Janney.
  8. chicowalker

    chicowalker Pro Bowl Player

    She probably loves the Cup playoffs :)
  9. Bruins29

    Bruins29 In the Starting Line-Up

    When did NJ thug their way to glory? Trap their way to glory, sure but thug?
    Who were these thugs?
  10. fourhour

    fourhour On the Game Day Roster

    Nice job today. Not a Hockey expert but the last two periods it looked like a nice defensive effort. Puck spent a lot of time in front of the Bruins net!
  11. captain stone

    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

    Seidenberg needs to return ASAP; Bartkowsi is Brutal.
  12. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    You know those car commercials where they say "Imagine if you had to choose between bed or breakfast? . . . I prefer and."

    I'm guessing here's one time where you won't prefer and. ;)
  13. Avenger

    Avenger Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    The Rangers are actually my second favorite team after the Bruins, but it's not even close... so GO BRUINS!
  14. ausbacker

    ausbacker TB12 PatsFans.com Supporter

    Second favorite team... LOL.
  15. TheBostonStraggler

    TheBostonStraggler PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Your second favorite team is from New York? NEW YORK?????
  16. Avenger

    Avenger Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I don't view hockey through the traditional NY-Boston rivalry, not really with Basketball either (Heat and Lakers I hate way more). I guess second favorite isn't a good word for it either, more like "least hate" because I have respect for the franchise. I hate the penguins and the canadiens much more, and I don't really care for the southern teams. And I'm a swede so I like Lundqvist.
  17. TheBostonStraggler

    TheBostonStraggler PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    I agree that the NHL probably made a mistake in not coaxing the game away from what allowed the NJ Devils.
    Yet to be fair to the Devils, despite their "method", NJ had that important piece that makes or breaks a team, something the Bruins largely lacked up until recent years (unless, maybe, you go back decades to "Eddy Shore, old time hockey"), a stone wall for a goalie for the playoffs. That's one thing NJ didn't lack. It is unfortunate in the days of 4, O'Reilly/the Big Bad Bruins, that they always had to face Ken Dryden every playoffs (hearing his name still pisses me off :D)

    No doubt, football is the sport of sports. I'm concerned for the future of it due to what the owners are doing/keep trying to do but it still remains the sport of sports. It is #1 on many sports fans lists and their #2 is often far behind (TV ratings-revenues back that up). But playoff hockey is an entertaining thing to watch/follow. A much better spectator playoff sport, imho, than MLB (though I do go to more baseball games than any other sport). Just my two cents but if your a general Boston sports fan, you're missing out on some very entertaining sports watching if you are skipping these Bruins games.
  18. TheBostonStraggler

    TheBostonStraggler PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    With flat screen TVs in the right rooms along with proper positioning, why not have the best of both worlds? :D
  19. wizwor

    wizwor PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Remember watching hockey on an SD TV? Kind of like listening to a radio with a night lite on. No programming has improved more with HDTV than hockey. Al we need now is a second feed to follow all the fun that goes on out of the view of the camera.
  20. livinginthe past

    livinginthe past 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    I see your ability to cherry pick the negative from a convincing playoff victory is not limited to football! ;)

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