More Cheap Thoughts

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Some random, assorted tidbits, news and ideas, gossip and vague notions that have accumulated during the day’s travels.

The Bruins are being extremely (wisely) tight lipped about what might happen next Thursday when Matt Cooke and the Penguins come to town. Peter Chiarelli twice referenced lawsuits related to the Todd Bertuzzi/ Steve Moore incident when he refused comment during a local radio interview. Shawn Thornton also refused specific comment on that same station and when the hosts substituted the word “fight” for “grilled cheese” it led to some amusing conversation.

Paraphrasing, “What if you wanted to have a grilled cheese with someone but that person wouldn’t sit down to eat, is there any way you could force feed the grilled cheese to that person?”

Thornton, “I think you’d be sitting down to eat with someone other than the one the grilled cheese was originally intended.”

I’ll get the audio on that on at some point if you want a giggle or two.

Otherwise, the atmosphere here is pretty ugly. I’ve heard people calling for fans to do something to Cooke at the game if the players would not, just insane stuff. The craziest so far? A fan noted that Colin Campbell has a son, Greg, who plays for the Florida Panthers, who the Bruins play on April 1st. The guy suggested B’s players target the kid in order to “send a message” to his father about the non-suspension. I’m serious, folks. There’s a mood in the air in Bruins Nation right now that is downright scary.

In reference to Campbell, the Text of the Day, sent to Gonz: “Colin Campbell has his head so far up his ass he almost has his ass up his ass.”

Marc Savard is very likely done for the season now after showing little improvement in a visit to Mass General and specialists there.

Anyone familair with what we do here or our work over at the KSWNO will understand why we like the latest addition to the sidebar there, Distinct Kicking Motion. Looks to me, for hard hitting, no nonsense hockey news, there isn’t anyone on top of the game like these guys. Check out their articles on the Savard incident and Chris Chelios to see for yourself. Excellent stuff.

I’ve been obsessively playing NHL10 on the PS3 on Be A GM mode for hours on end lately. First thing I did, first day on the job, is traded Blake Wheeler, Michael Ryder and Dennis Wideman for any fucking thing I could get. I’m not saying I was born to do the job but I have got my team to the Cup Finals two years in a row and, if I hadn’t simmed the games, might have won. The most amusing part of the game is, to simulate the draft, the game makes up draftees by just combining the first and last names of other NHL players in the database. Thus, my star rookie LW, Jaromir Cechmanek.

Daniel Carcillo was being a bit of a donkey last night in the B’s surprisingly excellent 5-1 win against the Flyers in Philly. Lost a fight in the 1st to Caveman Mark Stuart and, in the 3rd, while trying to get into it with little Matt Hunwick of all people, slapped the hand and shoved a linesman, earning himself a 10-minute misconduct.

Anyone seen that trailer for Tron Legacy yet? Maybe this is my eighties roots rearing their ugly head again but that thing left the 12 year old in me, who spent seemingly thousands of hours playing that game at the local cinema arcade and watched the original with near religious awe, drooling with anticipation.

Now excuse me, I need to go listen to some Big Country.

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One Response to “More Cheap Thoughts”

  1. KofC Says:

    Aha, someone tweeted those sandwich/fight quotes last night and I didn’t get the reference, now I know. I was away from the internet when the non-suspension came down. Appalling…I’ve been avoiding reading comments from both Bruins and Pens fans (or just lazy in my reading this week).

    I may have seen Distinct Kicking Motion before, good stuff. The phrase is stuck in my head because it came up twice in the bizarre Predators-Sharks game last night. (I don’t think I’ve seen a game this year with TWO goals that had to be reviewed. Both times it was in the home team’s favor…but since I don’t follow either team I won’t really comment on that.)

    So glad I watched the B’s game last night (and just as well I missed the one Tues. when I took my friend to her first game, in Detroit).

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