Boston Bruins (3) v.s. Montreal Canadiens (6)
The Bruins before the trade deadline added players to their roster that were needed. But what about adding heart? Something the Bruins have been lacking in and will most likely lack in for some time to come. We all saw last year how they blew a 3-0 series lead over the Flyers and lost the. And we also witnessed how they blew a 3-0 lead over the Rangers just last week and lost that game.
Where is this team’s pucking heart at every season?
In my opinion with-out Tim Thomas this season, the Bruins probably would have barely made the playoffs. What happened to Tuukka Rask? When he got ice time he didn’t even look himself all season long. Even in the last game of the season he lost, not a good start for the up-coming playoffs.
I expect the Bruins to come out and play, just because they do not want another collapse like last season. Sure they will come out flying in the first period, but why period two, they will slow up as they usually do and trail off. And I blame it all on Zdeno Chara. He doesn’t seem like much of a leader. All the guy really knows how to do is hit the puck over 105 mph and hit people. And when players get under his skin he collapses. Takes stupid penalties, and costs his team valuable time and sometimes games.
What I am trying to say is, Zdeno Chara is a BIG baby not a captain
As for the Montreal Canadiens, the same could be asked for them. Do they have the heart to win? Key games they blew valuable points coming down the stretch. And also the same could be said about them, with-out Carey Price they would have barely made the playoffs as well.
But when they turn on their game they push the pedal for a full 60 minutes and never let up. As long as the Bruins don’t get physical with them for a full 60 minutes the Canadiens can squeeze out a series win. And we all know how the Bruins don’t play 60 minute hockey.
Prediction: Montreal Canadiens to win the series in 7 games
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