At this time last year the Bruins were heading into the playoffs with the best seeding in the NHL. The Celtics were gathering up lucky charms hoping to win the lottery. The Patriots were preparing to draft players for the upcoming season. Last but not least, the Red Sox were in last place.
81 games in with 95 points accumulated, the Bruins still have a chance to squeak into the post-season. Yesterday the Penguins helped them out by losing to the Islanders and staying only one point ahead of Boston in the standings. So what's in store for today?
After actually winning a shootout and putting themselves in position to grab a wild card spot, the Bruins have pretty much thrown up the white flag by going 0-2 and getting out-scored 7-2 the last two nights. A few weeks ago I took a look at the Celtics record and put it into the NHL point system. Tonight I'll quickly point out that the Bruins are one game over .500 (41-40). In other words, they are who we thought they were, mediocre.
In my eyes, it looks like most of the players and coaches are completely satisfied with mediocrity. And why wouldn't they be when mediocrity gets you a big fat check.
Although it surely doesn't feel like spring, baseball is underway and the winter sports are wrapping up their regular seasons. With both the Bruins and the Celtics in position to control their own destiny for a playoff run and the Red Sox projected to score an insane number of runs, all is good in Boston. With about five minutes to spare, here are some of my thoughts.
Woohoo...Opening Day for the Red Sox has arrived. This morning I was thinking about how odd it was that we were starting off the season with interleague play. I assume the Red Sox/Phillies draw might have had something to do with the speculation from last year that Cole Hamels would be pitching for the Red Sox this season.
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