Countdown to Game 7, 7 a.m.: Another look at the Milan Lucic hit
|04.27.11 at 6:55 am ET|
So you want to see what all the hubbub is about regarding Milan Lucic‘s hit from Tuesday night? Well, see for yourself.
As mentioned before, the great Jerry Thornton expertly broke down the 10 best reasons you should be glad you might be rooting for the Bruins tonight instead of the Canadiens. Here is a sample:
10. We’ve got other options
I and everyone I know would love to see the Bruins win the Cup. Hell, I know some hardcore puckheads who want it so bad they’d sacrifice anything — their health, personal wealth, the feel of a woman’s touch — just to see it happen. But if doesn’t, the sun’s still coming up tomorrow. The Boston hockey public will do what we’ve always done. We’ll flip to the Celtics’ playoffs and check the Red Sox standings and set our Patriots draft board and move on with our awesome, successful, enviable lives.
Once the Habs are bounced from the playoffs, their fans will do what they’ve always done: Wallow in misery, demand the coach be fired and the goalie get traded and start counting the days til the 2011-12 season. Because what else do they have in their empty, joyless lives? The Alouettes? The jaunty Alouettes of Canadian football? Puhleeze. Twenty-yard end zones, three downs and 60-yard lines are an abomination and against the Laws of Nature. Plus, as George Steinbrenner once pointed out, Montreal is supposedly one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world but it can’t even support a Major League Baseball team. And making me agree with a pompous gasbag (rest his soul) like King George is by itself enough to make me hate Les Habitants.
9. Our iconic legendary goalie is eternally cooler than their iconic legendary goalie
Ken Dryden was a massive, coolly efficient, articulate, cerebral Ivy Leaguer with movie star looks. Gerry Cheevers was a short, squat slob who blew snot rockets on the ice, was balding in his mid-20s and spent every waking off-ice hour at the racetrack. He also took ridiculous chances leaving the crease and skating up ice with the puck and swung his stick at opposing forwards like the bride in “Kill Bill” fighting off the Crazy 88s. But we’re three decades after they both retired and Cheesie still is inspiring T-shirts, sports memorabilia figurines as well as the song “I Feel Like Gerry Cheevers (Stick Marks on My Heart)” by the band Chixdiggit. Dryden is remembered as the guy who almost nodded off in the booth as Al Michaels was calling the end of the Lake Placid Miracle on Ice game.
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