The “Big, Bad” Bruins Of 2009-2010: Inaction Speaks Louder Than Words

March 7th, 2010 by Wayne Whittaker Leave a reply »
At what point do a teams frustrations reach a boiling point?

Three-quarters into a season that has not met the expectations of, well, anyone, the Boston Bruins found themselves playing competitively once again. They’re hanging tough with the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on a pivotal road trip that could determine whether or not the club makes the playoffs.

Sixteen minutes into the third period, the Bruins top center Marc Savard takes a weak shot on goal from just inside the offensive blueline (for all intents and purposes a dump-in). From his blindside, Savard then takes a vicious hit to the head from Matt Cooke.

Number 91 lies motionless on the ice. The whistle blows, and the obligatory light-hearted scrum takes place in the far corner of the ice. Players grab the nearest opponents’ jersey and simply wait for the linesman to put his arm in between them.

The stretcher comes out, and as medical technicians work to secure the placement of the 32-year-old's neck, alternate captain Patrice Bergeron talks to Sidney Crosby, ...

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