Lashoff covers John Mayer--uh, sings original tunes!


Lashoff covers John Mayer--uh, sings original tunes!

By Justin Aucoin

While 16 teams battled it out in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Toronto Maple Leaf defenseman Matt Lashoff found a productive way to spend his time releasing an album entitled Living on Heart (And 550K Cap Hit).

OK, we added the parenthetical.

Heres a little taste of what the former Bruin can do.

This clip is really misleading. It gives Lashoff a Kenny Wayne Shepherd-esque bluesrock sound when his album is actually just watered down John Mayer rip off. You can listen to clips here. Every song sounds just like the last which in turn sounds like some crap Mayer wrote while drunk some Monday night.

Sad, really, cause the kid obviously can play some tunes. Too bad hes wasting it on crappy slow rock pop trash.

As long as he doesnt wear Mayers mankini, were cool.

Some things can never be unseen.

Lashoff has to be the greatest athlete-turned-musician since Bostons Bronson Arroyo.

We, shamefully, own this album somewhere. Were not proud. We were young, impressionable, and the Sox just won the World Series so maybe a bit tipsy, too.

Anyways, heres Lashoffs band.

Didnt know he could afford one of the dudes from ZZ Top on his budget. Nice. We dig it.

Sadly, Myspace says he has no upcoming shows not sure why, not like the Leafs are going anywhere -- but we have a feeling what it would look like.

At least no one can throw waffles at him if they dont show up, right?

Bruins need to "find a way to start playing with a lead"

Bruins need to "find a way to start playing with a lead"

BOSTON -- There’s only so long that a team can hope to thrive, or even survive, in the NHL if they’re constantly chasing the game on the scoreboard, and chasing the puck after digging themselves a hole. The Bruins have been that team in the first couple of weeks during the regular season, and made it five times in five games that they’ve given up the game’s first goal in an eventual 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at TD Garden.

It’s a pattern that is long past getting old to Bruins head coach Claude Julien, who can’t seem to play the front-runner this season despite three comebacks that have allowed for a 3-2-0 record overall this season.

“I hope it’s not a habit. It’s certainly not what we’re looking for, but there’s no doubt. I think it’s pretty obvious that with the amount of games we’ve played, five games, we haven’t scored first,” said Julien. “We talked about that this morning, trying to get that first goal, and it hasn’t happened yet.”

The start to the game wasn’t really the problem on Saturday night as it’s been a couple of times this season. Instead the Bruins enjoyed a handful of quality scoring chances in the opening 20 minutes against the Habs, but couldn’t come through and finish off those plays when it might have meant an early lead.

Instead it lead to what Julien termed a “terrible” second period that was flat, full of mistakes and ended with the B’s trailing Montreal by a couple of goals. The Bruins scratched and clawed their way to making it a one-goal game in the third period, but that was as close as the Black and Gold would get in losing their ninth straight home game to the arch-rival Canadiens.

“It’s kind of been a story about how things are going for us this far, we’ve got to find a way to start playing with a lead. If you don’t capitalize on your chances, you see what happens when you come out [flat] in the second period,” said Torey Krug, who finished a game-worst minus-3 in the loss for the Bruins. “We had another poor second period and you know it’s kind of… you got to make sure that we put our hand on that and it doesn’t become a thing for the team this year. You see that when you don’t capitalize on chances early, that’s what’s going to happen.”

It’s been a positive development that the Bruins have shown the willingness and backbone to fight back into games after early deficits, and they showed that quality once again on Saturday night by scoring a couple of goals in the third period to keep things close. But the Bruins would be best served if they can start lighting the lamp a little earlier in these games, and see how the other half lives by playing with a comfortable lead every once in a while.