Bruins should play nobody in playoffs!

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Bruins should play nobody in playoffs!

By Jon Fucile
WickedGoodSports.com

The Bruins officially clinched a playoff spot in Sundays win over the Filthadelphia Flyers and you would assume fans would be happy. Nope. Instead, theyre arguing about who the Bruins do NOT want to face. Yeah.

Pop on Twitter, Facebook, any Bruins message board, etc and youll see a bunch of this.

The Bruins dont want to face the Canadiens in the first round!

Boston definitely doesnt want to see the Rangers in the first round!

Ummm then who do they want to see? Youre kind of running out of playoff teams here.

Unfortunately for the Bruins and fans alike, they cant simply skip to the Stanley Cup Finals. They have to face SOMEONE in the first road.

If the Rangers and the stupid Canadiens are out, that leaves precious few options here Boston. Here are a few teams the Bruins might want to see in the playoffs.

Tampa Bay Lightning

They currently sit 5th in the Eastern Conference so depending on if they fall in the standings the Bruins might see them.

So why would the Bruins want to see Tampa Bay? Tampa Bay doesnt even have ice like ever so if the Bruins met them in the first round in April their players would be absolutely stunned by the hard slippery water on the playing surface that time of year.

Plus prior to the season everyone labeled Seguin as the next Stamkos without letting the kid even play one game. But if you notice Seguin wears 19 and Stamkos wears 91. Coincidence.or inside man for the Bruins?!?!!?

Buffalo Sabres

Why wouldnt the Bruins want to face Buffalo in the first round? The underdog Bruins beat them in the first round last year, defeating eventual Vezina winner Ryan Miller and making the entire city of Buffalo say a few boo hoos.

Bruins have an advantage over Buffalo for multiple reasons. First, Buffalo is so dumb and boring that their players are half asleep by game time.

Second, their coach, fans and players are constantly crying about everything ever that it is super hard for them to see through all their tears. Ryan Miller cant stop goals with all those tears in his eyes and Lindy Ruff cant coach if hes always blowing his nose. Cry babies. Bruins win.

The Mighty Ducks

The Ducks are a team is disarray. Fulton Reed has been suspended the rest of the season for strangling a fan with his bandana, effectively eliminating the potency of the Bash Brothers.

Adam Banks collided with a turnbuckle against Boston last month and may miss the rest of the season. Or watch a movie and come back. Who knows?

Coach Gordon Bombay has been too busy being cocky, buying new suits and taking out girls from Iceland to form an effective game plan. The Ducks are.sitting ducks!

California Seals

They dont exist anymore. A team that doesnt exist is really, really easy to beat.

Though clubbing seals is generally frowned upon so PETA might get on the Bruins if this happens. Oh well.

No matter who the Bruins face, were sure theyll be fine. I mean, theyre due for a championship right? RIGHT?!?!!?

Lowry, Sullinger and Blount interrupt interview with DeRozan

Lowry, Sullinger and Blount interrupt interview with DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan didn't get a chance to answer one question in his postgame interview before being interrupted by Kyle Lowry, Jared Sullinger, and LeGarrette Blount.

Sullinger on Celtics: 'I watch from a distance, I support from a distance'

Sullinger on Celtics: 'I watch from a distance, I support from a distance'

BOSTON – The trip to the TD Garden is one that Jared Sullinger has made many times but never like this. 

The former Celtic was back in town with his new team, the Toronto Raptors who signed him to a one-year, $5.6 million deal after the Celtics rescinded their qualifying offer to him and thus made him an unrestricted free agent. 

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“I had a feeling it was going to go that way once they signed big Al (Horford), that they were going to let me go,” Sullinger said prior to Friday’s game.  “We were prepared for it. It is what it is. I’m happy these guys are doing well.”

And he hopes to say the same for himself sometime in the future after undergoing surgery to have a screw inserted in the fifth metatarsal of his left foot – the same foot he had season-ending surgery on during the 2014-2015 season with the Celtics. 

There’s no specific timetable as to when he’ll be back on the floor, and Sullinger is cool with that plan. 

“I don’t know. They’re hiding the protocol from me so I won’t rush; we’ll see,” said Sullinger who is still in a walking boot. 

The 6-foot-9 forward played well in the preseason and solidified himself as the team’s starting power forward. 

Now that he’s out with another injury, he’ll have to once again try and prove himself either later this season when he returns, or this summer when he becomes a free agent again.

For now, Sullinger is happy to be back in town, seeing lots of familiar faces, friends and ex-teammates that he says he still keeps in close contact with. 

“Some of these guys I considered like brothers to me,” Sullinger said. “IT (Isaiah Thomas), Jae Crowder to name a few. So I watch from a distance, I support from a distance. They’re playing well.”

In addition to his former teammates, the lines of communication remained open between him and Celtics head coach Brad Stevens as well. 

Stevens said the two exchanged text messages right before he had foot surgery, and afterwards. 

“Obviously, everyone here wishes a speedy recovery and hopefully he gets back on the court soon,” Stevens said. 

Sullinger has been an effective player during his time in the NBA, with career averages of 11.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. 

But this will be the third time in his five NBA seasons that he will miss a significant amount of time on the court due to an injury or recovering from an injury. 

Stevens acknowledged that he feels for Sullinger who once again has to go through rehabilitation in order to get back on the floor.

“I like Jared a lot,” Stevens said. “He’s a heck of a player, he’s a really smart guy. Got a lot of respect for him and it stinks that he’s got to go through that but he’ll come back strong I’m sure.”