Canucks fans sound off on Bruins

By Guts McTavish, 24 hours Vancouver

Boston Bruins left wing Daniel Paille (20) and center Gregory Campbell (11) rest in front of the bench after the Montreal Canadiens scored a goal during the third period in game seven of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden, May 14, 2014, Boston, MA. (Photo: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Boston Bruins left wing Daniel Paille (20) and center Gregory Campbell (11) rest in front of the bench after the Montreal Canadiens scored a goal during the third period in game seven of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden, May 14, 2014, Boston, MA. (Photo: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

The Boston Bruins are gone from the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. A quick perusal of Twitter and it appears nobody likes a bully.

I see that word a lot when someone is describing the Big Bad Bruins. They are a dirty team at times and thrive on intimidation, but by definition are not bullies.

Bully — a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.

The keyword is weaker. We're talking about full-grown men vs. full-grown men. The term just doesn't apply in this arena.

But plenty of other terms do. So I reached out to hockey fans all across Twitter to ask them the question — “What is it that bothered you the most about the Bruins?”

@kdchicken: The fact that they’re the biggest bunch of fake tough guys in the league.

When you play on a team that chooses to wear the black hat it's imperative you buy in regardless of your size.

What else?

@outlawjamboree: As a Habs fan it is in my DNA to hate the Bruins, everything they do is just gravy on top of a hate stew.

I'm not sure if I'm getting hungry or fired up. Keep it going.

@yellowapelsz: Their coach coming out to the media and complaining about embellishment when their team has Brad Marchand.

Hypocrisy!

@kyleroussel: Their poor-sport fans, mopey excuse-making, pant-licking media, and sore loser players.

Excellent! Finish strong now!

@knck1es: What's not to love about a group of crotch-hooking, chest-thumping, chippy meatballs with fans who scream the n-word?

Yes!!! There we go.

I hope that feels better getting all that off your chest and into our newspaper.

 

 

 

 

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