It's raining dolla's and attack dogs!


It's raining dolla's and attack dogs!

By Justin Aucoin

Note to self: Los Angeles of Anaheim of California of the United States of America of the planet known as Earth holds a grudge.

And, boy, do they know how to express it.

Over the weekend Angels fans showed Carl Crawford what they thought of him leaving LA for Boston and a 142 million contract by making it rain with wadded 1 bills.

An amusing gesture throwing dollars at a guy who took a huge paycheck or enjoys gentlemens clubs. One of the two. Were not sure.

Its just like how San Jose Sharks fans have thrown sharks on the ice because its the team mascot, Toronto Maple Leafs fans have thrown waffles on the ice because theyre Canadian and Detroit Red Wings fans throw octopi on the ice because because ummm err theres no one left in the city but octopi? No, that doesnt work. Whatever.

It made us wonder what other things would be thrown on a playing surface for what players andor teams are known for.

Montreal Canadiens
The players are already doing this on their own (and quite well), but Canadiens fans could throw their favorite players on the ice.

Bruins fans call it diving; Habs fans call it being a more talented team. Either way, theres a 100 chance a Habs player will be flat on his face during a game.

Other acceptable items: blow torches, matches, pitchforks, burned car parts, glass shards and anything else that was grabbed while looting stores after another playoff bonfire.

Ray Allen, Boston Celtics
Simple: Threes.

Lindy Ruff, Buffalo Sabres
The Buffalo Sabres head coach is notorious for crying. And hes at it again this postseason after Flyers knucklehead Mike Richards boarded one of Ruffs players.

There are a few things Sabres could throw on the ice tissues and tampons, for one.

Antonio Cromartie, New York Jets
The guy has nine kids. He needed an advance from the Jets so he could pay child support. Were not sure what the guys spending his million-dollar NFL paycheck on that he cant make his child support but its obvious what needs to be thrown his way:

Pocket change to help him make his next child support payment would also be ungraciously appreciated.

Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles
Attack dogs. Lots and lots of angry attack dogs.

We might be on to something here. The possibilities are endless!

David Backes out at least 2 more games (and likely longer) after elbow procedure


David Backes out at least 2 more games (and likely longer) after elbow procedure

The Bruins look like they’ll be without gritty veteran forward David Backes for at least the next couple of games, and probably more like the next couple of weeks.

It was announced that the gritty Bruins forward underwent a procedure on Monday remove the olecranon bursa from his elbow, and that “his condition will be updated after the weekend.” The procedure is commonly performed when bursitis in the elbow becomes an untenable, and seems more like an injury that worsens over time rather than anything that happened in a particular game this season.

Backes’ effectiveness did seem to be impacted after he got into a fight with Nazem Kadri in the second game of the season in Toronto, but it’s unknown if there’s any connection between that sequence and the forward’s elbow issues. According to the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) website, it may take “10-14 days” for the skin to heal following the procedure, and three-to-four weeks before a doctor would clear the average person to resume normal activity.

The 32-year-old Backes is off to a good start for the Bruins with two goals and four points in five games prior to missing Tuesday night’s loss to the Minnesota Wild, and his absence makes an already-thin Bruins forward group smaller, softer and much less dangerous. With Backes on the shelf for at least the next two games against the Rangers and Detroit Red Wings, the Bruins have recalled young center Austin Czarnik after his short stint with the Providence Bruins.