Bolland, Canucks set for epic rap battle


Bolland, Canucks set for epic rap battle

By Justin Aucoin

Controversy in the NHL tends to be more on what happens on the ice than whats said off of it. Its why the recent Dave Bolland vs. Vancouver Canucks trash talking spat via the media is so much fun.

During an interview on WGN Radio, the radio host called Canucks star forward Henrik and Daniel Sedin sisters. Nothing out of the ordinary; the Sedins have probably been called sisters since they came out of the womb. Boston Bruins fans have even took the nickname and ran with it or skated with it, we should say during the Stanley Cup finals.

Controversy with Bolland comes when he echoed the whole sisters bit.

Host: If the Sedins become Hawks, will they still be sisters?
Bolland: Well, they'll never become Hawks. I don't think we'd let them on our team. That'd probably be one thing. We'd be sure not to let them on our team. And, yeah, they probably still would be sisters. I think they might sleep in, like, bunk beds. The older one has the bottom one, the younger one's got the top.

Well Bollands right about one thing.

And because the Canucks just love to talk cheap (see: Roberto Luongo tire-pumping) they fired back.

When you have comments like Bolland obviously an individual whose IQ is the size of a bird seed and he's got a face that only a mother could look at probably for the twins, they don't really care. Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault

Vigneault kept going, dropping the tried and true class argument:

Such a classy organization as Chicago, I'm sure they're not too happy about that. I'm sure the NHL is not too happy about that. We're not talking about a junior league here or a bush league. We're talking about the National Hockey League, where they have professional players who get involved in community. They all do a hard line of work and they do it the best they can. And to have guys like this trying to act like comedians, it's just not the right thing to do.

Reading Vineaults comments youd think Bolland dropped an ethnic or gay slur. Gotta love that there are insults being thrown around the ice 100x worse than calling someone a girl and the Canucks are making this into a big deal.

Theres only one way to settle this -- insult battle.

Wed imagine itd look something like this.

Your team sucks so bad your top two players are gingers.

Youre so stupid you went to the dentist to get a Bluetooth.

Your team sucks so bad your top two players are sisters.

You're so ugly, you went to a haunted house and came out with an application.

Your team sucks so bad your top two players got beat up by a goalie and Brad Marchand.

You're so ugly, you have to sneak up on your mirror.

Ever watch Two Girls, One Cup? Its about the Sedins play minus the Cup.


Red Sox clinch AL East with Orioles victory over Blue Jays


Red Sox clinch AL East with Orioles victory over Blue Jays

NEW YORK -- The Boston Red Sox have won the AL East, clinching the division championship when the Toronto Blue Jays lost to Baltimore.

David Ortiz and the Red Sox, who had already secured at least a wild-card spot in the playoffs, will open their postseason schedule Oct. 6 seeking a second World Series crown in four years. The team's first opponent has not been determined yet.

Boston's game against the New York Yankees in the middle of the ninth inning Wednesday night when the Orioles finished off their 3-2 victory at second-place Toronto. The Red Sox began the night needing a win or a Toronto loss to wrap up their eighth AL East title.

Bruins defense struggles in 5-1 loss to Red Wings


Bruins defense struggles in 5-1 loss to Red Wings

BOSTON – The Bruins are clearly getting the kinks out a couple of games into the preseason.

The B’s defense struggled all night, and allowed 39 shots on net and five goals in a 5-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden. The loss provides plenty of video material for the Boston coaching staff to look at over the next few days.

The Bruins actually started off well in the opening half of the first period, but then the bottom fell out when they couldn’t cash in on a power play chance. That led to a Ryan Spooner face-off penalty and then the Wings scoring on the power play to get things going. The Winged Wheels then scored on a Drew Miller-to-Steve Ott connection 19 seconds later to double Detroit’s lead, and really showed some collapse for the Bruins group on the ice Wednesday night.

Impressive youngster Austin Czarnik scored in the second period after a nice feed from Ryan Spooner crashing to the net, but that was the lone highlight for the Black and Gold against a Detroit team that was ready to go. Luke Glendening scored on a play right in front of the net in the second period as well, and Anthony Mantha made it a 4-0 lead for Detroit until Czarnik cracked the score sheet with his first goal of the preseason.

Drew Miller added a goal in the third period when Linus Arnesson vacated the front of the net to leave it wide open for the NHL veteran, and that was a pretty symbolic play for a Bruins group that never got a defensive foothold all evening.