posted at 6/12/2014 12:33 PM EDT
In response to shuperman's comment:
Yeah i agree with you. How does the team with the best record and a puck possesion team get the least pp.
I think the clowns are gone. People loved the water bottle incident but that junior 'c' stuff along with his non-fighting code likely has him leaving town.
McQ isnt a terrible player. I think hes a good bottom pairing willing to throw down.
I never liked the bully antics. I like hard hockey between the whistles. I like angry fights not staged dumb dumb fights. I want the physical aspect similar to the Kings. I dont see them brawling teams.
Do you think people really liked the water bottle spray from Thornton? I'm pretty pro-Bruin and I hated it.
I even stick up for Lucic's muscle-flexing given the context -- Pk Subban taunting the entire bench between whistles when he knows darn well he wouldn't go toe-to-toe with anyone. Lucic responding by sarcastically flexing his muscle seems like fair game from me. Who's being 'disrespectful' there?
But Thornton was definitely out of bounds. I mean, I didn't think it was a huge deal, but you can't have players squirting water at people during game action, and it just seemed childish. That type of stuff definitely catches up with you. This is where you'll probably disagree with me shupe, but I thought Gallagher got away with a whole lot more than Marchand in that series, and the reason has to be the reputation factor. Marchand has a bad reputation, and it seems like more and more, the Bruins do too. I truly think that it is a primary reason why the Bruins get less powerplays than other teams.
Watching the Rangers deal with the Habs persistent diving and nonsense was eye opening frankly. Just beat them. That's toughness too.
The Bruins have some PR work to do. The tough and honest thing is something that is only believed right now in New England. Everyone else sees sucker punches, bullying, water bottle squirts, sticks to the crotch, and bad handshake etiquette.