Trade Talk

Suggested Listening- My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark by Fall Out Boy

We finally got a win, I mean it seems like its been ages since the Bruins came to play. They didn’t exactly “come to play” tonight though, they just are a more talented team than the Sabres.

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Tomorrow is April first, and although the Flames pulled an early April fool’s day joke on us with the Iginla “trade.”

Well no worries because, hey, puck don’t lie, and Crosby is out for a while. Oh oh, or karma’s a bitch huh?

The Bruins need a forward that is apparent and it is of utter importance that they trade to get a slick top 6 forward who is not afraid to stick up for himself and teammates.

Guys like that have been locked up long term and are on teams that have what the Bruins can trade, which is goaltending.

Yes, they have goalies to trade, Tuukka Rask being the biggest chip to trade. He can get the Bruins a talent now and perhaps a prospect or pick later. He is very young and talented. The thing is the Bruins also have talented goalies, Khudobin, Svedberg and Subban all having considerable talent. And are also young.

The way Khudobin performed tonight looks like he could take a load of the starts if necessary.

I say, trade Rask for the highest bidder and see what Khudobin can do, and what the newly acquired talent can score for him.

It couldn’t hurt could it?

Subban looks like he’ll only need 2 years to get up here, and that’s about the time that Seidenberg and Chara will really decline so its more that we need some scoring more than anything.

The Bruins need to make a trade and I can’t preach that any more than I have. Possible targets could be St. Louis (not for Rask one up), but he would help the dreadful powerplay and right the 3rd line.

I don’t know much about AHL prospects and the other team’s ones at that; but the Bruins could try to stand pat and see how their very own players could do.

No time like the present right?

Anyway, I got distracted and have some work to get done. They need to make a trade somehow, end of story.

-Lomonte

+ The picture is of Crosby breaking his jaw and losing several teeth…

Who’s On First?

Suggested Music: The Boys are Back- Dropkick Murphys

Also suggested: Tessie – – Love that Dirty Water – – Sweet Caroline – – I’m Shipping up to Boston – – Tequila – – Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Well, if those got you in the mood, whether you listened to them or not, its baseball season. Boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, spring is here and summer’s around the corner. Our first step toward cookouts is baseball. The season swings off tomorrow and you betcha its going to be a good one. baseball

I kinda take that back, its going to be like every year really, except this year neither the Red Sox or Yankees will be in it. Sad truth but this year we both suck.

The Yankees suck.

They always do really, but this year they actually are just awful at baseball. Their best player is 37 and has a bum ankle. Their best pitcher is fat, and their closer has overstayed his welcome in the bullpen longer than Castro in Cuba.

They are old, expensive and fragile. If they win more than 70 games you know that the AL East is just dreadful. However, they are not.

Minus the Red Sox that is. I like where we’re headed. Not this year though.This year is a gap year that’s just for fixing the structure of the clubhouse and keeping the sellout streak alive.

The next few years though…. Ohhhweee! We have some ball players coming up through the system and we are going to be a force to be reckoned with.

The first to arrive was Will Middlebrooks. He is hurt now but he will be there day in and out for us.

This year is looking like it’s going to be Jackie Bradley Jr.’s time to shine and win us over. He has dazzled all in spring training and doesn’t look to be slowing down. I almost hope that someone gets injured so he gets some playing time. I mean we need to get rid of Elsbury fast because he’s overrated and not as handsome once you realize that he’s 30 soon.

Also this year is the possibility of Jose Iglesias emerging and cementing himself at shortstop that has been a revolving door since… since… Nomar left…. (sorry I still get emotional… they traded him on my birthday dammit! I was 11 years old!)

Next year its probably going to be Xander Boegarts, Bryce Bentz or Rubby de La Rosa. The year after that… it could be anyone.

Hey, it could be me, you never really know.

-Lomonte

+ Thanks for reminding me, and you know who you are

The Bigger Storyline-Bruins

Prisoner’s Song- Dropkick Murphys.

Well, after 3 periods, an overtime, and a shootout. The Canadiens are in first place in the division.

After erasing a two-goal deficit and turning into a two-goal lead, then blundering that into a tie, then losing it in the shootout is just awful. Especially to a team as slimy, grimy and pathetic as the Montreal Canadiens.

They do deserve to be in first, they played a hell of a game. But flopping is acceptable in soccer, not on the ice. They should know that, Canada basically invented the game.

The NHL needs to notice something about the diving/embellishment in the game lately. I mean, hey that means the sport is competitive but there needs to be a little change to that.

I don’t agree with anyone who says the NHL needs to ban fighting. If you’ve played any form of hockey, you understand the need to stick up for teammates and how frustrating it gets out there.

UntitledI’ll be fighting kids in intramural floor hockey.

However, the game was well played by the Bruins, and anyone who watched it knows the Habs got lucky. Bounced puck off of Seidenberg’s face and past Rask. A tip in by Chara… and then a questionable penalty in the last few minutes. I can’t say that the Canadiens were impressive. Although their backup goalies seem to be better than their starters. Remember Halak? And wayyyyy back when, Ken Dryden?ClassicRivalry

(Thanks a lot bin Laden!)

It is interesting how slowly word got out and connections were made between the Bruins resting prospects and Iginla being a healthy scratch. Social media huh?

And yes, it is, in my belief (12:03 Am) that Iginla will be a Bruin sooner than later. My speculations are that the Bs are trading Bartkowski, Khokhlachev, and a pick will be sent to Calgary for Iginla if he is willing to sign for 2+ years.

This might just help them offensively. And lORRd knows we need it.  The past two games they have shot and had way to many chances for them not to be going in the net. They need offense, they need more. I want more goals, we want more.

This is going to be a good move. I feel that we are giving up a lot of potential talent and it almost makes sense because we have a young core team and a budding AHL affiliate.

Iginla plays the way Cam Neely does, and in Black and Gold that is just fine with us. Maybe his play can rub off on good ol’ boy Lucic. I mean why not?

I feel the lines are going to be as follows:

Iginla-Krejci-Horton
Seguin-Bergeron-Marchand
Lucic-Peverley-Caron
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Iginla will have good feeds from Krejci and with his soft hands and hard shot there will be goals aplenty. Lucic, who is overrated will fit just perfectly against some of the competition’s third-liners. As for the other two lines, keep them as they are, the chemistry is already there and production will fall in place. The defense, which has given up a few leads, is starting to worry me. Chara and Seidenberg can’t both play a half hour night in and night out. Dougie, who is good offensively isn’t strong enough to compete with a power forward just yet. Ference is what you’ve been getting the past few years so he’s fine. McQuaid and Boychuk are getting to be missed. As far as Aaron Johnson and Krug, they are doing ok but they can’t quite sustain the level of play that the injured pair can.

We will make the playoffs and it seems like there is just a small piece missing, maybe its that offensive touch, maybe its that we’re missing that little guy from Michigan in net. All I know is that the playoffs will be interesting.

As a fan, I want the cup. If in I’m the organization, I want an early exit. We got 82 games next year fellas.

-Lomonte

+ Yes, that’s my UNH Confession, I’m like Marchand out there.

Kinda Slow

Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard

The other night I needed to do some thinking, I have some big decisions looming in my life, and well my dorm wasn’t the place to do that. The ocean was, so I headed out on the night roads and just drove. I was going faster and faster, and soon enough the song from above started playing. I cranked that sh&t and went even faster.

I started thinking: “I should probably slow down, I have to turn soon and maybe there’s…..”

Lights.

Blue. Flashing. Lights.

The 5-0 were after me. I pressed down on the gas harder and sped past the turn I was going to take. Past the police station. Past the house where I fell down the stairs. I kept going, getting faster and faster. The lights that originally belonged to one cop car soon were joined by many cop cars.

The chase was lasting a long time, and soon I was near the ocean, where I was headed in the first place. It was soothing, but exhilarating at the same time. My car was carving all the turns on ocean boulevard (in Hampton NH) and soon I lost them.

Or so I thought.

I looked at my gas gauge and the light was on. Who knows for how long, but soon I felt the car start to shudder and I had to pull over. I got out of my car and didn’t know what to do.

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To be continued…. my friend wants me to eat..

Also the Bruins were on.

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The lights came around the corner and soon I saw the cars. I was about to be surrounded. I looked around at my surroundings, in front of me, four police cars, officers coming out, and the ocean. Can’t go that way. To my left, the road I came down. Maybe not.  The right, a steep hill and the road continued. Not feeling that. Behind me, a few trees and some mansions. Here goes nothin–

I quickly turned around and ran dodging each tree as they came. What started out as a clear view of each tree soon became a blur of brown and green and the flash of blue behind me faded away.

I was coming to a high fence but I couldn’t slow down, I leapt into the air and grabbed ahold of the wrungs. Pulled myself up and over and landed with a thud and felt that strange pain you feel in your heels if you’ve jumped from a height.

I spun around to see the cops slowing down near the fence. I looked at them in the eyes and then at the height of the fence.

Looked back at them and said, “Kinda slow?” Then I ran off.

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Just kidding I got pulled over way before that happened.

-Lomonte