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Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Bore Canadiens to Death

1. Bruins:

OFFENSE

* Great night by the Soderberg line / Eriksson’s best game of playoffs
* Krejci slump continues – 1 shot / 0 hits
* There are times that I think the Bruins should sit Marchand like they did to Seguin three years ago
* Here we go with anemic power play in the playoffs again
* Hamilton making great decisions on pinch
* Greg Campbell ZERO shots in last two games
* Iginla ZERO shots

DEFENSE

* Solid game for Rask – difference maker – tested two or three times
* What’s scarier – Kathy Bates in Misery or About Schmidt / a wife waiting at the front door / or Boychuck and Bartkowski paired up
* Is there something wrong with Chara – he is Dallas Smith right now

PHYSICAL PLAY

* I want a Bruin to be so aggressive that someone takes out the kid with the torch before the game
* Wow how many kill shots did the Habs deliver – Murray guy is running around without worries
* Can’t believe how many Canadiens are not being buried in the Bruins crease

MISC

* Best players on the ice – Hamilton and Soderberg
* Three more posts
* Nice adjustment on the
* Gionta not finishing anymore
* Was the ice bad?

2. Draft:

* Patriots take Dominique Easley rated 58th on CBS top prospects list / Two ACL tears
* Why not trade down when they reach – he’ll be there
* Jernigan positive drug test probably cost him
* DVR fast forward was made for Ray Lewis comments
* Love watching these draft picks crying – next time you will see them crying is during some apology press conference to tell the world he made a mistake leading to his arrest
* Johnny Manziel might have drank 15 bottles of water waiting to get picked

3. Red Sox:

Not one Red Sox has more walks than strikeouts – team 281 K to 149 BB

4. Soccer:

Amazing soccer day Sunday with all ten games in English Premier kicking off at the same time on ten different cable stations

5. Nice adjustment by Bruins:

One man up front and two behind in the neutral zone – reminds me of the championship adjustment Tom Heinsohn made in 1972 to front Kareem

6. Matt Fraser stats at Providence:

* 20 goals in 44 games

7. Amazing Stat:

Boston has been blessed with the following athletes

* best team player
* right wing
* best hoop defender
* best quarterback
* best offensive guard
* best starter
* best clutch kicker
* best head coach
* best NBA head coach / GM
* clutchest NBA player
* best hitter of all time
* best right fielder ?

8. Old School – Matt Fraser meet:

* Glenn McDonald
* JR Redmond
* Jermaine Wiggins
* Bobby Kielty

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

A study reported that the average American only watches 17 of the 189 cable channels available

10. Randomocity:

* Joe Haggerty release of his story gives me a pass for all my typos
* Mother’s day coming up – flowers and candy guys – or forget about Game 6
* College Baseball’s best days coming up with postseason here
* When does the NBA playoffs start?

About Michael

Lifelong Boston resident who finds equal enjoyment in celebrating the local team's success as I do complaining about their failures. I have been writing the Top Ten for the last decade as well as five sports books: 26 Miles to Boston, Rebound, The President's Team, The Great Book of Boston Sports Lists and NBA List Jam.

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Discussion

6 comments for “Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Bore Canadiens to Death”

  1. Are you kidding? Never mind the flowers and candy for my wife. If I tried to hog the big screen with the Bs on, I would be sleeping on the couch. Don’t forget the female fans, Michael!

    REPLY – MPC – I got ya – I get a lot of questions during the game

    Posted by Vermont k | May 9, 2014, 8:59 am
  2. Who’s the best team player?

    REPLY – MPC – Russell

    Posted by David H | May 9, 2014, 9:04 am
  3. the NBA playoffs start when the miami heat win the title. yawn.

    soderberg fantastic, krejci was terrible… did look good in last 6 minutes of game. not sure why those guys wait till the end of the game to get it going. they need to play a full 60 minutes.

    PP was terrible… unreal. it was an ASSET all season.

    REPLY – MPC – No urgency which means you need change

    Posted by tronburger | May 9, 2014, 9:13 am
  4. 5/7/14
    GOALTENDING

    * I’d go with Johnson right now

    thank god we just make comments and not decisions

    REPLY – MPC – hmmmm. now.

    Posted by Kevin | May 9, 2014, 10:34 am
  5. Clutchest NBA player? Really? We had Michael Jordan?

    REPLY-MPC-Bird is clutcher than Jordan – Jordan is better

    Posted by TimU | May 9, 2014, 10:55 am
  6. Who is the best RF of all time? Dwight Evans? Are you high? Hank Aaron, Al Kaline and Roberto Clemente say hello. So does Reggie Jackson.

    REPLY – MPC – Only Clemente is the conversation for defensive rightfielders is what I was implying

    Posted by El Presidente | May 9, 2014, 4:23 pm

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