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Pens vs. Bruins: A lesson in class

Stu feels no pain.

RAAR I'M A DINOSAUR.

One of these things is not like the other. One the one hand we’ve got a classy defenseman in Mark Stuart, on the other we’ve got a sometimes 3rd line goon in Matt Cooke. Stu’s record is impeccable; his fight card shows that while he picks his fights intelligently, he’s not afraid to back down from one, and has won or fought to a draw 6 times out of 6 this year. He particularly likes to beat on Flyers, which is endearing to everyone. Stu is so manly that he even played with a broken sternum – STU FEELS NO PAIN. (Turn this interview up and enjoy). Probably the only thing he has going against him is the fact that his hair seemingly grows at the rate of bamboo. Friendly caveman!

On the other side, we’ve got Matt Cooke. It goes without saying – if there was ever a repeat offender, it’s Matt Cooke; first a headshot on Artem Anisimov, then Public Enemy Scott Walker, and most recently, Marc Savard. Luckily the first two were able to get up and walk away. Not so with Savard. Surprisingly for all these awful hits, Cooke’s fight card is surprisingly empty! He actually let Ilya Kovalchuk beat on him, as well as two Rangers, probably defending their teammate Anisimov. The only guy he could beat was Rob Niedermeyer. Not impressed, sir. There is no sensible argument in favor of what Cooke did, and with the recent rash of flubbed suspensions and clownshoes wheel-of-justice shenanigans from Colin Campbell, it’s time for the Bruins to take this into their own hands – with intelligence.

Like I need to emphasize it any more – we’ve got an epic showdown on our hands tonight. Possibly the game of the season, aside from the Winter Classic. A very important question will be answered here tonight. Will the Bruins finally snap out of this seemingly season-long coma and start making teams answer for their failings, or will they just roll over and play dead? It very well might be on Mark Stuart’s shoulders to go out and pummel Cooke. If not Stuart, then Lucic, or Thornton, or even Chara. It’s not going to be a circus of constant fighting – but they need to set the tone of the game with hard hits and good goals, and an early challenge to Cooke. With the fall of Philly and the win-streak of Montreal right now, Pittsburgh could very well be who the Bruins see first-round, and this game needs to set the tone for that potential series – a lesson to the Penguins not to mess with this team. If the Bruins come into this game weak and looking like their inconsistent selves, and end up facing the Penguins in the first round? 4-game sweep, I’m calling it now. If the Bruins send a clear message with this game, well then – there’s a little more hope to be had.

180 minutes to game time. Go Bruins.

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From the vault: Marc Savard and the Oshawa Generals

Messing around on Youtube this evening since there was no hockey on after UMass Lowell beat Northeastern in overtime, one of my Sabres fan friends (who is totally a secret Bruins fan) was asking me to link her some Marc Savard interviews. I found his NHL player profile, and then stumbled upon this:

BABY MARC SAVARD. But look past his amazing backstreet boy-esque hair, his 13-years-younger looks (19-year-old Savvy!) and you’ll find something pretty cool.

Nice little highlight video that includes a goalie fight, Savvy burying a penalty shot, and then – Savvy breaks the Oshawa Generals ALL-TIME scoring record. He finishes his time with the Generals with 413 points in 238 games, currently 10th in the OHL All-Time Points leaders, two slots behind John Tavares (433 points)

. In 94-95 he was the WHL scoring leader, with 137 points; he did it again in the 96-97 season when he racked up 43 goals and 87 assists – a set-up man from the very beginning. His scoring record still stands, 12 years later. Somehow he managed to not get drafted until the 4th round of the 1995 entry draft; to be fair, at that point, he’d had one standout year. He was drafted 91st overall by the Rangers, and wore #33 for that team.

This is the guy we’ve signed to a contract for hopefully the rest of his NHL career, and here’s hoping he doesn’t disappoint! At least his hair is more acceptable now…

BSB hair was totally cool in 1995!

Seven More Years

Seven more years of this.

WELCOME HOME SAVVY.

Not two weeks after coming back from injury, Marc Savard has signed a 7-year contract extension; rumor has it he’s taking a pay cut to stay with the club long-term. This is what makes a winning team – Lucic, Rask, and now Savard accepting fair, but not extravagant contracts, making staying with the club a priority rather than self-preservation and going to the highest bidder. These three are setting a great example to players like Wheeler who have yet to re-sign, taking the stress of free agency off the club and winning Bruins fans over with their loyalty.

Props, Mr. Savard. Here’s hoping the rumors are true – you’re stuck with us until 2016-2017!

IN 2016:

  • We’ll already have seen another ENTIRE presidential term past the one we’re currently in
  • The Winter Olympics will have happened TWICE
  • Savard will be 39
  • Possibly the world will end four years before this, so the contract won’t matter anyways! (I kid, I kid. 2012 is an awesome movie, by the way. Highly recommended.)

Hooray!

I wonder who they’ll re-sign next…? Leave guesses in the comments!