Canucks fans sound off on Bruins
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.
@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.
@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.