They All Come Out To Play
I had to go to the bank this morning, and was a little peeved that tow of the three tellers were wearing Milan Lucic – Bruins T-shirts. Not that I have a problem with people supporting their favorite teams, but without my sunglasses, the site of those shirts blinded me temporarily.
Marinaro Is Hilarious
For those of you south of the border and beyond, I encourage all of you to listen to The Team 990 between 10:00 AM and Noon, when my buddy, Tony Marinaro, pulls out all the stops during the playoffs. His stuff is golden.
Take a listen to the bit with Gresh and Zo from Sports Hub in Boston. It’s an instant classic.
Everyone Is On The Fence In This Series
There are a number of personalities in the media who are having difficulty deciding who will win this playoff battle between the Habs and Bruins. Even some Boston fans are undecided. It’s a fact that history shows when the Bruins are favored to beat the Canadiens, something always goes wrong.
In 1979, it was the infamous too many men on the ice call late in the third period of Game 6 at the Montreal Forum. In 2002, it was the elbow on Richard Zednik by Kyle McLaron that brought the Canadiens together. And who could forget in 2007, when a cancer-stricken Saku Koivu came back to lead his Canadiens to a first round victory against the boys from Boston.
On paper, it seems eminent that the Bruins will crush the Habs, probably in 5 games. Emotionally, however, the Canadiens have the advantage being the underdog. They have proven time and again that they play a better and more favorable game when they aren’t expected to advance.
For the Bruins’ perspective, check out Causeway Crowd.
Check the entire playoff picture at Too Many Men On The Site.