posted at 12/15/2010 6:15 PM EST
In Response to Re: LOL
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: LOL : Fletch, the only reason I mentioned you was because I received 3 immediate responses on my post, which you were one. You and Dez are two posters who rarely of ever have any critical remarks regarding the Bruins, and to a certain extent always seem to feel you have to defend the Bruins against any criticism. The only thing I try to"dish out" are my opinions on what is holding back the team I've been cheering for for 35yrs from winning the cup. I'm pretty sure that neurotic, negative, whining and retarded did not "come back around". Not upset at all Fletch - just thought that those responses were worth mentioning considering the topic.
Posted by JWensink[/QUOTE]
It's funny because a couple of posters have implied that I am in the "sheep" crowd, which surprises me. I think my optimism is a pretty new thing. I was as bitter as anyone through the 90's and then more recently with the Dave Lewis team. I complained about everyone on the team and generally hated the ownership and management.
I think that is part of the reason I don't get all of the negativity now. I think Chiarelli has been nothing but a breath of fresh air as a GM. He's kept the core guys here, brought in big-time free agents, and developed young talent all at the same time. The Kessel deal was a total steal from a divisional rival, the likes of which could propel this team for years to come.
Anyhow, I think I am plenty critical -- I just don't see that much to complain about at the moment. It wasn't that long ago that a Bruins team making the 2nd round of the playoffs was a big deal. I think they're fun to watch too.
On the flip side, I just posted the other day about my frustrations with their lacking physical game against Philly. Cleary they need another scorer and a true #2 defensmen, and more consistent effort every game. I complained about Recchi at the beginning of the season. But when you compare this team to any Bruins team in the past 15 years, I think you have to be more optimistic than bitter. I think the fans are acting kind of spoiled with all of the pissing and moaning about this team. That's all.