Re: Is it impossible?
posted at 12/22/2010 1:10 AM EST
In Response to Is it impossible?
[QUOTE]....that the Bruins are susceptible to human nature, and knowing they're going to be in the playoffs, they really don't care about each game until the playoffs start? Last year they didn't really get hot until they fell out of the playoffs (after Savard's injury). The Flyers went through the same thing -- maddening inconsistency -- yet they seem fine. Also, pretty sure it looked like Pittsburgh was going to miss the playoffs a couple of years agobefore they fell out of playoff positioning, turned it on, and never looked back on their way to the Cup. Not saying it's good that the team isn't motivated before April, but where's the incentive to compete if all we care about (as crazed, knowledgeable, hockey fans) is post-season success? Also, how are San Jose, Washington, Chicago, and LA (all cup contenders) doing as of right now? (Hint: they all have lower winning percentages than Boston) 90% of this board is made up of reactionary fools whose opinions shift from game to game.
Posted by dc-bruins-fan[/QUOTE]
They are hockey players. The are born with the desire to compete and the passion to play. That's how hockey players are. From the pros to the just-learned-yesterdays, it's how, well, we are.
I've seen fights in pick up games in men's leagues. Heck, I've seen a fight or two in driveway street hockey. I've personally gotten a few dings laying down to block shots in darn pond hockey. Why would I ever lay down to block a shot in pond hockey? Because if I don't, it might go in and we might lose.
It's hockey, man. These guys just don't remember why they're there.