Change In Culture Could Bring a Stanley Cup To Boston

February 14th, 2011 by Shawn Hutcheon Leave a reply »
Most fans of the Boston Bruins do not remember what they were doing on March 8, 2010. Remind them that it was the day after Pittsburgh Penguin Matt Cooke ended the season of Boston's Marc Savard, and they will not hide the disgust and anger they harbor towards Cooke especially since Savard will miss the remainder of the 2010-2011 season after incurring his second concussion in eleven months. Cooke had nothing to do with this second head injury, but people in Boston believe it was Cooke's check that facilitated Savard's health issues.

While the Boston faithful are quick to express their opinions of Mr. Cooke, they have been just as quick to voice their frustration with the lack of "toughness" from the Bruins players. The Boston Bruins were regarded as a soft team. One that could be pushed around even in their own building. The folks who called the sports talk radio programs wondered what had happened to their big, bad Bruins and worse, they questioned if the team they were watching really was a team in every sense of the word. Boston players and management argued to the contrary to try to convince Bruins Nation that they were a group who would stand up for ...

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