Thursday, April 28, 2011

In Montreal sadness - and what is NESN's Jack Edwards smoking?

In Montreal last night - the infamous Peel Pub was packed with Habs fans rooting their team to victory...

and then total shock when Boston won

In Boston there was joy

NESN's Jack Edwards signed off last night with a special message directed at Montreal fans

"As I was driving from the former seat of all NHL power, Montreal, through the free and independent states of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts today, it struck me what an odd thing royalty is.
"Royalty in modern times is something that is perpetuated by those who didn't actually make those great conquering achievements that established their reigns, but rather those who find themselves, because of a certain location in history and an accident of birth, to be in a position to 'carry on a tradition.'
"Yet, those 'royals' sit there on their shiny thrones and primp in their hand mirrors and try to dictate morality according to them, about how you can dive, or how you should play, or how you shouldn't run a player into the center glass. 
"And the rest of us, those poor filthy masses, are just supposed to take it.
"Well, a couple of hundred years ago, a bunch of rowdy radicals charged out of some Boston bars, went down to the dock, and dumped the King's tea into the salty sea.
"And in doing that, it struck a chord that rings true even today, that when confronted when imperious conceit, fighting the good fight is not only the right thing to do, it can be a heck of a lot of fun.
"And who has more fun than us?"


Philadelphia here we come.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

GO BRUINS!!!!!!!!! Win it in Six!!!!!

If you have any doubt that Boston is deep down a hockey city, all you have to do is walk around the city today.

Everybody in the hockey world is talking about this save by Tim Thomas....

VIDEO from RDS Montreal

At 11:03 PM Saturday night the roof at TD Garden blew off
Video NESN

Here is a stat they are fretting about in Montreal this afternoon...

The Canadiens have a 16-27 playoff record since moving into the Molson/Bell Centre in 1996, the latest two losses coming in Games 3 and 4 of this series.

Their winning percentage of .327 is the worst of any team at home in the playoffs since 1996, according to

There wll NOT be a Game 7 - GO BROONS!!!!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The B Line of 30-40 years ago

I just had to pass along this wonderful animation of what a ride on the B-Boston College Line was like 35-40 years ago before the LRV's made the line a living nightmare. This is so well done.