Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Captain_Barfbag

Boston Bruins flying high, Penguins sobbing?

Recommended Posts

It's been a rough conference finals for Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby. He's been held scoreless by the Bruins in the first two games of the series, both losses, and now he's taking shots both on the ice and in the air. A few members of the Boston media shared this story today about a JetBlue pilot making fun of the Hart Trophy finalist on a flight back from Pittsburgh this morning.

 

Baby crying in back of Jet Blue flight packed w/Boston media. Pilot just got on intercom and asked if "Sidney Crosby was in the back crying"
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs)

From the Boston Globe.

 

 

Have a Blue Chip, Sidney.
 

Share this post


Link to post

Sid's got a good sense of humor and most likely just laughed it off. I was never really a hockey fan but I am friends with the Crosby family. I know his mother quite well from when we were neighbours back in Cole Harbour, but I also got to know the rest of the family as well. Too bad he has seen his share of injuries but he really is a good kid once you get to know him and his family.

Share this post


Link to post

That's good to hear about Crosby.  After the concussion problems, I didn't think he'd play again and I'm glad to see him back at such a high level.  It's good for the sport.

 

For the next week or so, he's our enemy here in Boston, but it's all in the spirit of sport.  It always feels better when you beat a worthy opponent.

Share this post


Link to post

Boston and Chicago would make a great final. Two of the original 6

Share this post


Link to post

NHL is really taking its toll on my strenght! Living in Finland it means most games start at around 2-4 AM so I only get about 2-3 hours sleep before I get up and go to work. Fortunately it's been a shorter season this year! :D Go Bruins (since the Preds are out)!

Share this post


Link to post

Where I live it come on 12 pm, which is lunch time in the local pubs. They usually have the horse races or the greyhound races on at that time for the gamblers, you would have to ask them to put the hockey game on and it would probably take them 10 minutes to figure out how to. New Zealand is so far away from Ice Hockey they don't even know what it is. It is all about Rugby here.

 

When you do walk into a pub at lunch and a group is watching the hockey play-off's you know they are from USA or Canada.

Share this post


Link to post

At my age, I don't recover too quickly from shortchanging myself on sleep, and I get up at Oh-dark-thirty for work.  So, I don't watch too many games.  I'm glad I didn't start watching last night - double overtime.

 

Yeah, Bruins-Blackhawks would be a great series.  We wouldn't get to hear Boston's great national anthem singer, Rene Rancourt, do "Oh, Canada," though.  They only do both anthems when a team from Canada is playing here.

 

A friend I play hockey with hired Rene Rancourt to sing at his wedding.  Both families are of Canadian descent, so he was a big hit.  When was the last time you heard two national anthems sung at a wedding?

Share this post


Link to post

They only do both anthems when a team from Canada is playing here.

 

Funny thing about the NHL, when Boston beat Vancouver in the Stanley Cup there were more Canadians on the Boston team and there were more Americans on the Vancouver team. Therefore when Boston won, more Canadians won then if Vancouver would have won. Goes to show how much these two countries are linked together with Hockey. 

 

The only real Canada VS USA game would be in a final match at the World Cup or at the Olympics (which is magic when that happens). NHL is just a bunch or franchises with players from all over the world on each team, gives each city some pride for where they reside. 

 

If Boston won this year I would be cool with that. Boston could use another big party.

Share this post


Link to post

Yes it will be Boston vs Chicago. An original 6 final.

 

I think we should just rename it the 'Original 5' because Toronto doesn't really count any more  :P  

Share this post


Link to post

Yes it will be Boston vs Chicago. An original 6 final.

 

I think we should just rename it the 'Original 5' because Toronto doesn't really count any more  :P  

As one who followed the NHL back in those days, I can really appreciate these "classic" finals.

 

Toronto gave my Bruins more trouble than either the Rangers or the Penguins.  That series went 7 games and then some, as the Bruins rallied from 3 down in the 3rd period and won it in overtime.

 

Looking forward to a great final series.

Share this post


Link to post

Its only 1/2 a Stanley cup this year because of half the season. They made a new one that is half the size for this year ;)

 

Oh and Toronto apparently won't win for another 17 years or so.

LEAFS= Losers Even After Forty_six (Fifty_XXX) Seasons.

 

Don't bash me. Heard it from a frustrated TO fan.

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post

 

 


Toronto gave my Bruins more trouble than either the Rangers or the Penguins.  That series went 7 games and then some, as the Bruins rallied from 3 down in the 3rd period and won it in overtime.

 

Toronto has always been good on those opportunities when they do make the playoffs, They play hard but always seem to loose too early on. I will never forget 1993 the last time Toronto made it to the final four, and was knocked out by one Gretzky goal. I think that was the last time I ever supported that team. Too painful to watch  :O

Share this post


Link to post

While I've never been a fan of Toronto Maple Leafs (but nothing against them either), I do appreciate that the city lives and breathes hockey probably more than any other NA hockey town, at least that is the feeling Mats Sundin conveyed. It must be frustrating when sunshine teams like Lightning, Kings and Ducks win the Cup then.

Share this post


Link to post

While I've never been a fan of Toronto Maple Leafs (but nothing against them either), I do appreciate that the city lives and breathes hockey probably more than any other NA hockey town, at least that is the feeling Mats Sundin conveyed. It must be frustrating when sunshine teams like Lightning, Kings and Ducks win the Cup then.

 

And this is exactly why Toronto always ends up with a crap team. The owners know that you don't have to invest any money on a good team because the stadium will always sell out anyways, so no point in spending money on good players. Toronto has been a flawed business practice since Harold Ballard.

 

They usually get a few good players like Mats Sundin, Doug Gilmore, Börje Salming or Darryl Sittler over the years to create an underdog type team but never invest in building an A-team capable of winning championships. If the stadium always sells out anyways, then it doesn't matter, they could be in last place all season long and the fans will still support them.

Share this post


Link to post

 

 


Its only 1/2 a Stanley cup this year because of half the season. They made a new one that is half the size for this year ;)

 

It only looks like it's half-sized because Zdeno Chara is holding it.

Share this post


Link to post
×
×
  • Create New...