I'm not one to gloat when an enemy is defeated...most of the time. I think it brings bad karma on the Habs. BUT, I'm making an exception for the Bruins. Their fans have been absolutely insufferable this year. For the first time in my recent memory, I'm seeing large men, squinting into the sun, lurching around the streets wearing Boston sweaters and caps. It's like Night of the Living Dead. I had an email from a guy I knew in university, and from whom I haven't heard in ten years, mocking the Habs after the first-round loss. There have been encounters with Bs fans in public, asking what Saku's handicap is and how much better he'll be after another spring to practice, or whether Komisarek is still afraid to come out of his house because Lucic might be walking past. And this is after an entire season of Bruins fans ranting about how their team rules and how they're going to mow down every team they face on their way to first place and a Cup.
So, IN YOUR FACE Bruins fans. HAHAHAHA! How the mighty have fallen. I loved seeing Thomas hang his head and bolt from his net after Walker's OT goal. And how the thousands of obnoxious, fat, loud, rude Bs fans in the arena moaned in agony all at once. And how Julien once again wore his "perplexed Alfred Hitchcock with hemorrhoids" expression. And how Chara and Lucic had to meekly shake all the Canes' hands and wish them luck while struggling with their lack of opposable thumbs. It was great. Glorious. No Cup for you, Bruins! Game seven in OT at home...if I had to write a script for how I'd like the Bs to lose, that would be it. Only it'd be in the first round and the instrument of their elimination would be the Habs, but you can't have everything I guess.
Ha! to the father of that hyper kid with the giant Bs logo painted on his naked chest that TSN kept showing. (And shame on you for exploiting your kid like that.) Ha! to Pierre McGuire who'll now have to find another team to masturbate to on air...if he's not already exhausted from his efforts to virtually impregnate Thomas, Lucic and Chara. Ha! to Don Cherry and his Bruins tie and blatant Boston grandstanding. Ha! to Mike Milbury because he's a Bruins-loving dick and the worst GM in NHL history. Ha! to the guy from university who I haven't heard from in ten years and won't hear from again for another ten.
Oh well, that was fun. On to the next round. Go Hawks! And, good luck Bruins in re-signing all your players for another try next year. Or not. I don't care. I'm just happy there'll be a run on black and yellow golf cleats this week.