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  1. There's a mountain of things EA needs to fix in NHL, and none of it will be fixed - ever. The move to the Frostbite engine is probably going to make things worse, the mechanics in Madden are terrible.
  2. I'm with you on this and it's confusing my little brain. I was rooting for them against Toronto, because, well.. Toronto. Still, I shouldn't want them to win - but I do. Maybe it's because they're playing Tampa, or maybe it's because the fans of Montreal (and Canada as a whole) deserve a Cup. Either way, go Habs... ughhhhhhhh.
  3. That was the worst game of hockey I've ever seen. I felt embarrassed to even watch it. Why was Nick Ritchie even playing in the last 10 minutes? I don't get why he plays at all... but.. WHY was he on the ice in that 3rd period. I've seen enough of Cassidy. I think he's a great guy and all but he's playing checkers while the rest of the league plays chess. The fact that he stuck with a clearly injured (or disinterested Rask) because it was "His Net." was enough for me. To quote the great Herb Brooks, "they just scored 10 goals, Jimmy, right now it's everybody's net." What happened to Taylor Hall? He completed disappeared in this series and while it's a small sample size, makes me question the value of resigning him to anything more than a 3x3. It's time to move on from Rask, his cap hit hampers this franchise in a way that he is unable to make up for with great goaltending when truly needed. The defense needs a top down retooling. Carlo is a stud, but he can't be a top pair center piece solely because he can't stay healthy. He might even want to start thinking about quality of life and call it a career, sadly. Kudos to the Islanders, I love their brand of hockey. Hopefully they run the table.
  4. I sent a text to my buddies about 5 minutes in last night that this was a Bruins dominate, Rask does not kind of game. You can always tell right away just by the way he plays the puck if he's on or not. He wasn't close. I can't fully blame him for the loss as the defense just let guys walk right in, BUT in the playoffs, in a game where your team is forcing the style of play, you NEED to make a few big stops. I'm not going to complain about the officiating being one sided or not, I just want consistency. Call it tight or call it loose, period.
  5. I wouldn't classify myself as a Tuukka Hater, but I'm definitely not a Tuukka fan. With that said, he's carrying this team no doubt about it. I'm waiting for the inevitable Game 7 collapse, but for now I'll enjoy the ride. Bruins playoffs are essentially over if Carlo is out long term. Cliffy Hockey is fun and all, but in reality he stinks. Lauzon stinks. I know it was Chara's decision to leave, but he ended up playing a role in Washington that we really could've used here. Can never have enough Defensemen, especially when your bottom 3 are traffic cones. But.. but.. don't you want to here "SOMERVILLE'S OWN DAVE GARBANZO" from Jack Edwards every time the puck is remotely close to his stick!?
  6. My only gripe with the current set (other than the blasphemous black socks) is the white jersey's striping pattern. If they stuck with with the classic yellow/black/white/black/yellow this current set would be perfection. Especially after they went to a single color outline on the names/numbers. Those jerseys above are far and way my favorite set the Bruins ever wore, but those were Ray Bourque's Bruins. The current sent has such a strong tie to this generation of players and success I'd like to see them kept around for as long as this core remains intact, however long that may be.
  7. He giveth and he taketh. Saved the game earlier in the OT, too. Just an absolutely boneheaded play. Speaking of boneheads, what the hell happened to Mike Reilly last night? Brilliant performance against the Caps, and tonight he looked clueless on multiple occasions. Isles deserved it so I can't be mad, they controlled the pace and had a ton of quality chances. Tuukka did what he could and stopped it from being an embarrassing scoreline.
  8. Sir, that is Bruins hockey at it's finest. They score ridiculous goals with ease yet the easiest opportunities pass them by like a fart in the wind. This was a much closer series than the stat book shows. Oshie not being 100% was glaring. Despite Ovi going 2/2/4 he was a complete non-factor for the majority of it - and they wait until the final PP of the series to move him to the top of the umbrella, mind blowing. Rask was absolutely locked in last night, and there was zero chance the Caps were going to take that one when he's on the top of his game. I loved Chara only going after guys who weren't on the 2019/2020 Bruins roster. Somewhere along the line the Caps lost the physical advantage and let the Bruins toss them around, I don't know why or how, but to me that was the difference here. You've had our number for a decade, it's nice to finally get one.
  9. Yeah, Ovechkin standing still for 2 minutes ripping shots into Bruins defenders on repeat doesn’t seem like the play.
  10. The Bruins are definitely the younger, better conditioned team in this series and I think that was glaring in the overtime periods. The Caps gave it all they had in those final 5-10 minutes of the 3rd and seemed to be deflated coming up empty. Washington's game plan seems to be just throw the body at the smaller Bruins and grind them down, but this team is far more resilient than in years past. It's a shame for Dowd he lost his cool there in the 3rd because he played one hell of a game up to that point, but that penalty was one of the dumbest things I've seen in a long time. Ovi berating Samsonov was pretty wild to see, considering he's been MIA for huge parts of this series. So much so that I wondered last night if he was in the locker room in the OT. It wasn't even really Samsonov's fault there, sure he could've been more decisive but the defender needs to come get that puck. Regardless of the 2-1 series lead, this is still a Caps/Bruins playoff series and I am not the least bit comfortable here. Also.. Taylor F'n Hall.
  11. Contender, maybe. But you don't get guys like Gronk or AB without Brady. Not that they had stellar years but they shined in the Super Bowl. Brady also changed the culture of that locker room overnight. Imagine running out of that tunnel on a Sunday with Brady next to you as opposed to say Andy Dalton. The compete level is through the roof knowing a QB of that caliber is with you.
  12. Technically, so was Miami, FL.
  13. That is definitely true. But in the case of the Bruins, it's at center ice, on the boards, and even sometimes in the ad slots in the neutral zone.. and mentioned numerous times throughout the broadcast including live shots of Causeway St with the giant TD logo plastered on the building. $1 mil is a drop in the bucket to TD Bank so I guess my point is mute.
  14. I know Toronto is doing it as well, but it just seems funny and kind of useless to have an ad for the arena name you're playing in on the helmet.
  15. This makes no sense to me. It's so odd how this whole thing went down. I totally understand letting Krug walk and think that was the right move, but this one just doesn't add up given the 1.25 for a solid player who... doesn't play. Chara was by no means an elite defensive guy who could chew minutes anymore, and most times he was a liability with the puck. BUT he's a great leader and given our young D core, he's the perfect guy to keep in the lockerroom and play bottom pair minutes.
  16. I saw that as well. Wouldn't put too much stock in what EA does uniform wise.
  17. And Ottawa still has their Edge Era uniforms as the primary - unless this update finally fixed it.
  18. This has a strong feeling of coming from the top, not necessarily Flores.
  19. Yes and yes. In the case of the Lightning I'd also say it's the job Vinik has done revitalizing the area around Amalie, he's shown a commitment to improving the city as well as putting a highly competitive team on the ice. The fans notice. I travel to Tampa for work every year and catch a Lightning game, mostly because I just like hockey, but also because the gameday experience is really, really good. The Rays have neither a good gameday experience nor a convenient way to catch a game. Same. Impossible to not root for this guy... and Dave Roberts.
  20. Sadly, this is actually great work compared to the photoshops on some players I've seen on 21.
  21. They've also struck out on some of their actual signings and/or trades. Hayward's been a bust, not really his fault but it just hasn't worked. Kyrie, enough said. Kemba, invisible all postseason, but this is Tatum's offense and Kemba seems like an afterthought on this team. That $35 mil probably could've been spent elsewhere. The Celtics biggest issue is their size. Theis ain't it. Kanter doesn't play enough minutes.
  22. https://creativemarket.com/boxtubelabs/1770556-Empera I'm assuming the designer behind these posts doesn't have access to the NE font and just used a similar-ish font. Empera was a free download at one point awhile back so that could explain it's usage here. Could be wrong, of course.
  23. It's very uninteresting. In short, we're all unbearable. 1: Patriots - For obvious reasons 2: Celtics - Think they are the best team in the league every year. Every call is a bad call. Comprised mostly of Old Boston (born and bread- not really a fan of POC) and affluent white kids who never grew out of the teenage angst phase. Do you know who my dad is!? BLEED GREEN. 3: Bruins - Pretty knowledgeable compared to Celtics fans. Mostly level-headed but can turn erratic on a dime. Obnoxious to a degree. The most heartbreak of any team in the city other than the 2011 Cup, which lends itself to more of an outsider feel than the other fan bases in the area. 4: Red Sox - All pink hats, no one cares about this team anymore, even if they're good. Red Sox provide a forum for people to go to Fenway solely to get a picture of them at Fenway. High ratings at nursing homes.
  24. Patriots aside, because that fandom is just so intolerable on levels never before seen, the Celtics easily have the worst fans in this city. They are BRUTAL.
  25. Same [censored], different city.* Mike McCarthy is who we thought he was.
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