posted at 6/12/2014 3:58 PM EDT
In response to Fletcher1's comment:
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.
I wasnt singling you out. Just read some on here thought it was cool. Taunting the bench and going toe to toe i dont really get. Patrick Kane is as skilled as can be. Has done more goal scoring celebrations then anyone in the league and talks to benches. Hes not gonna go toe to toe either. He does between the whistles. Some of the best players in the world taunt. Ie doughty. I dont mind that so much. I just hate looking at pk bc hes so animated.
I think you are right about the Bruins pr. But ive been saying its gonna catch up. Dates back a while when AF gives the Habs crowd the finger. Its not wrestling.
As for Gallagher. Hes gonna get his head taken off. Mark my words he will be injured before long. And i do agree with you on his getting away with more.
The one player on the habs that really disappointed me was plekanec. I always considered him a poor mans bergie bc he played pretty honest. But his diving was brutal.
I love how the kings play. Would have loved to see the bruins face them.