If the refs would call obvious penalties they are looking right at, they wouldn't get such a bad rap. Instead they call crap they think they see and don't call obvious dives. Its comical. Then u get people defending the refs. Priceless
This. Somehow the penalties always end up evening out - because the refs look to even them out. When Boston goes and consistently pull dirty s*** they stop calling it after the first few because it would get ridiculous - then Boston takes some dives and Detroit goes to the box for the softest s***.
We need Bert to park his ass in front of the net and stay there. Rask is seeing too many of our shots. He was only beat by Datsyuk's screened shot and Glendening's act of dumb luck. We aren't generating any traffic so Bert can at least do that and maybe help the PP with the net front presence. I love Jurco but we need to disturb the front of the net to generate scoring.
Fair or not, Howard has to stand on his head just to give us a chance in this series. We knew that going in, and nothing's changed. He can't let in softies. Can't happen. That we're not generating offense just hammers the point home. Time for him to earn his big fat contract.
I would agree - but if howard doesn't deflate the building with that softie to start the game we might be playing much better. We were okay before that happened.
Ugh I am so worked up right now. I can deal with the wing playing hard and losing - but this is just stupid. The Bruins aren't even sucking them into their antics - they are just getting flat out outplayed. This is just so unacceptable. The excitement was just crushed with that first goal and then we ran around like a chicken with our head cut off.
I just feel like every shot (no matter how low percentage) the bruins have has a good chance of going in - that doesn't say much for my faith in howard (I want to trust him I really do). I hardly get excited when we throw a puck on net against the opposition.
I think for once Babcock actually has the players who deserve to play playing. As a team we came up short tonight - changing players will only weaken us. We need to stick to our plan and we can get results like Game 1. Also the Bruins will have a hard time at the Joe because I know our fans will give them a hard time - they won't be running around quite as much. Also I believe their is a hometown effect on the refs where the refs get slightly influenced by the crowd from time to time.