....If you've made it all the way thru this "treatise", I welcome an opportunity for us to get on the same page and have mutual respect as Bruins fans. If not, well, we'll keep sniping away and the sun will still rise, and as Lou Gorman once said "I'll still have lunch." Best to you and the Boston Bruins.
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Ok BearIt, I read it. And truthfully, we have a lot in common -- my Dad took me to the old Garden and that made me a fan, same Bruins favorites, great wife, daughter in my life, etc...
And again, my apologies for insulting you. Had some drinks with last night's game and, I should note that being called "pom pom boy" throughout your posts did not lead me to a path of sensitivity either. Anyhow, I don't usually post that way.
As dez mentioned, I see why you liked the Bruins in the past, but still don't understand why you bother with them today. I am being sincere when I question why you don't just move away from something that brings you more anger than joy. With the exception of games like the Montreal one, that are just disturbing, I enjoy watching hockey and rooting for the Bruins, even if it is a very flawed product.
To me the mid 90's were the low period for this team, right through Dave Lewis actually. I was rarely optimistic and hated ownership. I think Chiarelli and Co. have done a fantastic job rebuilding things since then. We have two Vezina caliber goalies, a Norris caliber defensman, three very good centers, and #2 overall draft pick rookie, and two first round picks next year. We sit near the top of the league. We get playoff hockey here. We can be reasonably optimistic about a playoff run this year. Will they win it all? Probably not. But, they might.
Now, you're perfectly entitled to reject this thinking and see the cup as half empty instead. But, what I resent is the insistence throughout this thread that anyone who doesn't share the negative perspective are "sheep" (and worse, not as much a true fan as you). I don't even think about Jacobs anymore -- he is a total non-factor in my opinion as long as the Bruins spend to the salary cap (of course I would like cheaper tickets...)
Anyhow, let's hope we can both be happy and the Bruins can find more success. I appreciate your thoughts instead of the hit-and-run posting of many of the naysayers here. Best regards,