Now for an off topic posting of joy:
Seriously, I am just completely ecstatic right now because the Boston Bruins are amazing, and they just punk'd the Montreal Canadiens again. It was an incredible game and a thrilling 3-1 victory for the black and gold against the world's most loathsome professonal sports franchise.
Watch here as Tim Thomas drops Andrei Kostitsyn like the bag of sh*t that he is after Kostitsyn cheap shots Aaron Ward - who appeared to be a bit shaken up and skating slowly on that shift BEFORE Kostitsyn decided to deliver an illegal blow. Kostitsyn got 5 minutes in the box, which later resulted in a B's power play which Zdeno Chara scored on. Thomas got 2 minutes, well worth it.
Now enjoy a fine example of "rough stuff" from the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs usually do their damage in cheap little wussy 5th grade schoolyard maneuvers, but sometimes they actually do face up and drop the gloves. Then, we learn why they generally resort to the little girl tactics: they usually embarrass themselves pretty badly in fights. Mike Komisarek, who is often praised for his 'toughness' and willingness to drop the gloves, had his face rearranged by Milan Lucic earlier this year and I love the excuse to re-post it:
Tonight, Chipchura decided to drop the gloves against Mark Stuart. Blake Wheeler flattened a Hab player with an admittedly questionable hit [although D'Agostino helped it along with a nice little belly flop] and Chipchura came to his teammate's defense... by fighting wearing a visor. What a tough guy! Stuart pounds on him anyway, and eventually succeeds in popping the helmet off. Then, watch what happens to the tough Mr. Chipchura. Literally seconds after the helmet comes off, he burrows into the glass and turns away from Stuart, and toward the linesman for assistance. It's almost as if I made this stuff up in my mind, how stereotypical Hab wuss it is. Fight with a visor on, then duck and cover as soon as it comes off. Amazing.
I need to find videos of the goals as soon as they're posted... a thunderbolt by Chara and a sweet Ryder-to-Krejci beauty were the highlights.
Bruins - Kessel - Sturm - Bergeron - Lucic - Fernandez > Canadiens... and the rest of the East in general.
Loving this team right now, which is very welcome since BC winter sports are a bit disappointing at the moment.