Monthly Archives: May 2009

The One You Forgot to Thank

Analysis by BruinsUnite

These cannot be in any particular order, because the Bruins are a team par excellence. The new Boston Bruins have given birth to the new Boston Bruins, and have defined, by exemplification, what it means to be a team.

Sunday’s Thanks

Thank you, Manny, for getting the Bruins to the playoffs. You worked hard throughout the regular season, you did it in style, and you succeeded. Anyone who can forget that must not have been watching. It’s that simple.

Monday’s Thanks

Monday, we thank Chucky. Chuck Kobasew played, throughout the regular season and the playoffs, like a giant.




Tuesday, we thank Aaron Ward, for playing with the heart and soul of a Bruin, for blocking some crazy shots, for keeping the young buys in check, and for an overall awesome job.

Wednesday is Phil Kessel day. Thanks for playing while broken, giving your hear, soul and body, and for being mature beyond your years. Sometimes :)

For laughing & smiling, and


For flying.



Game 6: Timmy Got a Little Crazy

Analysis by BruinsUnite

If there were one bear on the team who you’d least like to poke, who would it be? I’d say Timmy’s right up there as a fabulous candidate. You suspect he ain’t hibernating but you don’t want to find out for sure.

Regarding the Corvo slapshot during penalty kill, here’s Thomas on his own performance:

“I got a little crazy there that whole penalty kill. I was just going to throw anything in the way that I could.”

Lots of crazy is a good thing.

Those Versus announcers were great, commenting on Timmy’s awkward style. In this society, anything extraordinary is frowned upon. Even if it’s effective.

But here’s the irony of the matter: To this hockey-crazed author, watching Timmy is one of the most beautiful things there is. His methods cross over from goalie to artist, to gladiator, to the man who’s going to open up a can of whoop-ass.

So it’s art as well as athleticism. But are they right? Does Timmy fall short of elegant? Of course it does. If he’s a ballerina.

But he’s Timmy. There’s no one else like him. And he’s ours.

Julien’s Arms Tired after Maurice Beheading


Headlines: Game 5

Taking the Series: A Plan

This one’s for you, boys.

1. Play like there’s nothing left to lose, as you did in 2008.

2. Administer a series of crippling blows to Carolina’s best. Legally. With everything you have.

3. Put the fear of god into them in the corners. At center ice.

4. Hit.

5. Hit.

6. Hit.

7. Cleanly.

8. Take no penalties until the game is over.

9. Make sure Wheeler’s playing like he’s a gladiator. And without fear.

10. No fancy stick work, please.

11. Bait the Canes toward Kessel, and take their men down before they reach him.

12. Keep a man in front of the net!

13. Defend that man.

14. Let Timmy stand on his head again, because he can and will. Focus on avoiding the rebounds.

15. Intercept rebounds with your body and not by attempting to clear it. Then no one will be able to benefit from them.

16. DO NOT MAKE ANY MORE SELF-PASSES. Those are the reasons why Krejci, Kessel and Ryder have been rendered completely ineffective offensively. Without all those failed self-passes, there would have been one more goal in Game 3, and you would have had the lead in Game 4. The reason why Savvy is scoring is that he’s talented in the passing department, but makes fewer self passes.

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