BurningBeard wrote:Captain invisible is going to take a beating. Can't wait to see Kane choking on his mouth guard. Before they played Vancouver, Boston was my favorite team out East, and Chara has always been one of my favorite players. Regardless of my preference, I'm tempted to predict that Chicago is going be embarrassed.
Same here (except for the part about Chara).
I still don't hate Boston. Always liked them.
I think Chara is incredibly smart defensively, and no slouch offensively. I also think he should spend WAY more time in the penalty box than he does. I think he gets a pass because he's so big and is considered one of the games premiere all-star defensemen. The guy could easily be assessed a slashing or holding penalty on every shift. I lost all respect for him when he was in Ottawa. They were playing Tampa, there was a scrum, so he decided he wanted to fight Lecavalier. Vinnie just skated away from him trying to avoid him, Chara just chased him down. That was bullshit. 5 inches and 50 pounds bigger, yeah, chase a guy who doesn't want to fight until he's got no choice. When he went to Boston I started liking Ottawa again back east and liked Boston less.
Once Boston got Marchand I couldn't handle it. I think he's a prick, a damned effective one, but a dirty player who I have absolutely zero respect for.
Oh, and Julien is a complete ass hat.....but apparently a decent hockey coach.
But I still have to say I don't hate the Bruins.
I've always hated the Hawks. I hope Boston sweeps 'em.