There was a moment in Saturdays game when I couldn't have been more proud to be a B's fan, when you see Partice chuck in knuck like we all did Saturday night, the rush and charge I felt was over the top. Every punch he threw, I threw. None of us have to be reminded about 37's fragile head. Maybe he was thinking the same all B's fans were thinking, that, there was no "freak-in" way we will be pushed around by anybody. Montreal, Philly, New York etc... especially by the habs. His Bruin player attitude and his bravery to teach Gorges a lesson Saturday was just an example of what every Bruin player now and the many before him would do for his teammates and fans.
The after the whistle face washes and the leg chops will not stop. The habs seem to think at some level they can play this style of game with The Bruins. The habs will not win what ever style they choose to play. Some will say we are all too cocky to say or agree to this. There has not been a time in my 43 years other than in 1971 in game 4 of overtime, that I have felt this great about Boston and there abilities and opportunity that lies ahead.
I was so happy when Montreal dropped to the 8th position in the standings and Boston was awarded the opportunity to meet the habs this first round. A perfect first round match up for Boston. This series win will not only tighten the already well bonded team tighter, it will give them motivation and lay the ground work for the next challenge that lies ahead, New York, Philly, Carolina. You can't help think that in the back of the habs heads, last years series still lingers, the threat that The Bruins are close to turning the tide of history. Well the tsunami is here and its about to wipe out a team on the verge of a total overhaul, from management to ownership and a ship out of players that will only be second to the one thats going on in toronto this golf season.
Tonight we will see the blood on the Bruins jerseys. We won't see it on the habs. We will also see the hearts of Bergeron and all our other Bruins on there sleeves, like we have every game night this year, maybe we will see the pyjama strpes of the 100 year old cupless, gutless Canadiens!
great-b-north, bleeded black and gold always, no matter.