Mother Gillis's Nursery Rhymes

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    Mother Gillis's Nursery Rhymes

    I'm embarrassed by the concensus portrayal of the Bruins, and the way they won the Cup, in the media and particularly in the Canadian media.  I've seen them compared to the Broad Street Bullies more than once - you have to wonder if anyone remembers how the Bullies actually played.  You'd also think the Bruins "gooned" their way to a Cup much like the Ducks were supposed to have done - though they did dress a number of punching bags.

    Gillis has commented that they were "unprepared" for what the Bruins's "tactics" after the whistle and that he built his team "around the current rulebook."  The implication being that the Bruins acted utterly outside the rules and got away with it.  The media is jumping on this - but only to say that the Canucks should have gooned their way back into the series.

    Dear Mr. Gillis and anyone else who buys that line of K-rap.  We understand that "built the team around the rulebook" is a euphemism for "built a team around the powerplay and a group of players adept at drawing penalties by getting under the opponents's skins."  We understand that you were unprepared for the Bruins to give better than they got in terms of post-whistle scrums because the Bruins have been trying to shake a rep for skating away (see: Sedins) since they all skated away from Matt Cooke.  You weren't expecting them to one up you.

    The Bruins won because they played better hockey than the teams they faced.  They got better goaltending.  The generated more offense without sacrificing D, and they didn't need the PP to do it.  So wrap your lips around that and create a vacuum by inhaling sharply.
     
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    Perfection!
     
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    When you can't clean up your own inept backyard point fingers. Paul Ryan "No I just haven't explained it properly yet", Gillis "No I was taken out of context" That's ok we get it you don't know how to fool us.
     
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    I'd like to copy that and stick it on lamp post's all over town.
     
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     I agree with Gillis, Book.
    How DARE the Bruins actually play hockey and wrest the throne from the almighty and deserved champion Canucks. I mean really? Stopping the Gazoo twins from scoring and shutting the powerplay down? That is just unfair.

    "This aggression will not stand...man!"
    -The Dude

     
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    Once again, Bookboy007 rules.

    I'm thinking they brought Torres in for just this sort of thing. Wow, how hypocritical is that. 

     
     
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    I love reading your posts Book.....another gem! I think Gillis has to get his head out of his a rse long enough, to re watch the 7 game series with the Bruins, and realize his team was incredibly lucky to go 7 . They had their moments, but the Bruins were just too much his team of divers and whiners. This isn't pingpong Mr. Gillis....the sooner you admit you were outclassed.....the sooner you can move on.
     
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    Can't wait for Jan 7. Beat the living sh.it out of these losers.
     
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    Falk Mike Gillis!
     
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    Good post.

    And I don't even understand.
    What are they talking about, anyway? 
    Marchand with a couple of jabs to Sedin's face?
    But Burrows doesn't get suspended for biting Bergeron?
    And who lost a player to a bad hit?

    And even being devil's advocate, add 2 goals for the Canucks to each and every game and the Bruins still would have won the series.  If you think about it, how is that even close?

    What controversial call was missed that actually happened during the game?

    Broad Street Bullies - really?  Like when Clarke broke Kharlamov's ankle with a 2 hander?  Or when Clarke butt ended that guy in the face?

    I didn't see any of that in the Bruins series.
     
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    Can't wait for Jan 7. Beat the living sh.it out of these losers.
    Posted by BigChara

    Bruins will unleash the fokking fury.....payback time Gillis you d bag. I can't wait!!!Laughing
     
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    Book Boy you hit the nail on the head, I was thinking this the other day. First off I am tired of the press saying Pittsburgh was too hurt and the Caps messed up. That's not true but that doesn't speak to your point. Teams dictate wins not the rules. After the lockout GM's built teams loaded with PP specialists to score because penalty calls were way up. Then it relaxed because players adapted to the play but teams still imposed their will. Winning is about imposing your will on the opponent. The B's did that in the playoffs, they forced teams to play their game, therefore they won. They imposed their will, GM's who build around rules are already a step behind. The bellweather question is during interviews when they ask players how do you prepare for this team and that team. The answer is we as a team will force the opponent to adjust to our game then we will already have won, i.e. the Sedins trying to play physical, what a joke.
     
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    The spin started the minute they could stop talking about the riot and admit that the game,series and cup was won by the other team.Lots of euphemisms were used to inderectly say: the best team didn't win-the Bruins cheated. They said initially that the B's had a " bigger,plodding defense"The Canuck cycle and speed would get the B's defense chasing and running around in their own end. Yes they had injuries but you've got to endure the grind to win. That doesn't mean you're any less the hockey player or you have less talent. You shouldn't have to feel like you owe anyone an apology or the refs allowed a different/inferior type of hockey because you played tougher and pounded them into submission. I live in the burbs 40 minutes outside of Vancouver. The 'nucks were my 2nd or adopted team (not to tough since they play in the west) Once they made it to the final and played the B's- everything changed. Maybe for good.After bitegate etc plus Gillis et.al and their b.s. I may have the 'nucks right after the habs as most detested teams. Maybe I'll change my mind in October, but for now- Habs blow/'nucks blow.
     
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    Teams that whine and make excuses for their failures will never win. Just ask Linday Ruff and the Sabres how well that strategy worked for them.
     
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    Spot on Book.  I have been hearing a lot of this nonsense too.  Like somehow, post whistle scrums were the difference in games where the score was 8-1, 4-0, 5-2, and 4-0???

    I would love for Gillis to explain, exactly what in the current rulebook the Bruins exploited or violated?  Keeping in mind of course that his team was responsible for an unpunished biting incident and a major injury to a top 3 forward on the Bruins, on a hit deemed illegal.

    Because his team didn't get as many powerplays as he would like, and they didn't score on the ones they did get, he's crying foul?  It's pitiful.  He sang the same conspiracy song during the Chicago series too, mind you.  The man just can't accept failure with any dignity.

    The Bruins got a little extra chippy when the score was lopsided, as is often the case, and they were in fact penalized for it.  If his team and his goalie could have kept a couple games closer, these Bruin penalities could have been pivitol difference makers.  But a 5 on 3 with two minutes left in a game that you are losing by 4 goals doesn't mean much. 

    Do you blame the refs for this, or your team, which fell behind by at least 4 goals in each game they lost?

    Pitiful.
     

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