Bruins-Habs Game 7: LET’S GO, FLYERS! I am not kidding.
Don’t look at me like that. If you feel the same way about the Bruins as I do, you love the Flyers right now. You are sending the Flyers flowers, jewellery, and Leonidas chocolates right now. You don’t give an anything’s anything what Richards said about Subban, you’ve forgotten why you hate Pronger so much—in fact you’ve decided you’re kind of into his antics, and you look lovingly at Claude Giroux like… well, like you did anyway.
You’ve forgiven them for all almost half of the criminally injuring they’ve done around the league, you can’t for the life of you remember what happened in 2008 or 2010, and you think that goalie carousel (one of my favourite internetz dudes, doogie2k, calls it a ‘Lazy Susan of Sieves’) deserves one last chance.
If you hate the Bruins a fraction of the amount I do, you are cheering the hell out of the Philadelphia Flyers right now, and you not the least bit ashamed.
ONLY FOR ROUND 2, THAT IS.
Your Game 7 bullet points:
- The Canadiens certainly had an interesting rollercoaster of a season. Was fun while it lasted, and it was unlikely to be much longer anyway.
- Whole different team with Markov, Gorges and Pacioretty in the lineup.
- The only thing I’m sorry about is that the Bruins didn’t get eliminated.
- I wish TSN would kindly stop calling him Subbidoo. Makes him sound like a pothead.
- All this means is that Claude Julien is employed for up to two more weeks.
- Carey deserved a lot more support than he got that series. Injuries were one thing, but jitters and unpreparedness were another. The series could have ended in four, and almost none of the bad was Carey’s fault.
- This series proved what I’ve been saying all year. The Boston Bruins are not as good as you think they are and the Montreal Canadiens are not as bad as you think they are.
- Stanley Cup contenders, my ass. Tummy, maybe, but not the team in front of him.
- Pro: I am quite unbearable when I watch the Habs play hockey.
- Con: It is quite unbearable to wait so long for training camp to start.
- Pro: No more hockey stress-eating, and I wasn’t drinking much anyway.
- Con: No more excuses not to haul ass to the gym.
- Pro: I can now enjoy the Stanley Cup playoffs without endangering my heart.
- Con: I am still, however, endangering my sleep.
- This hurts. It’s like Evil won out this round.
- Full disclosure: I like the Flyers. If you know me personally, this may have been discussed, and things may have been thrown at me. I don’t care what that says about me.
- I’ll be less grumpy tomorrow. I promise.