Haggerty: Bruins lose battle, win war
We use our inside access for -- CS NNE dot com's Joseph Hagerty and Joseph the debate it rages on you believe Chara. Did the right thing I believe that there are very few if any circumstances. In which I want Chara fighting and being off the -- But in your mind was this a case of losing the fight but in essence. Winning the war yeah I and that's exactly what I wrote I think they lost the two points. That's obvious the Montreal Canadians we're trying to get the Bruins to retaliate in the second period lose their discipline that happened they won the game but. There are a few instances and hockey season Mike -- it's more important in the game it's more important than the two points it's. Setting the tone for the season. It's setting in the team's personality it's establishing. The guys -- gonna stick up for each other. And I think that's exactly what happened here Zdeno Chara comes to the defense of Tyler Sagan in one of the best and most physically engaging games. He's played all year long and let's say you know that if he plays determined that if he plays courageous. They've -- plays -- hockey. One of his teammates his biggest baddest teammate he's gonna have his back and has got to protect him. Embellishment as it were that close -- can't say enough in the last 24 to 36 hours but this is a strictly Canadian this you. This is a league wide issue even dare I say from time to time an issue with the Bruins. -- what can be done to curtail this. Well first collected say flop or dive instead of imbalance -- makes up the vocabulary I agree but but but beyond that. I think they could call things more harshly certainly you could call diving penalties without calling the other penalty that goes along with that a lot of times the college died and they also called the trip. On the other team in their offsetting penalties and I was never made sense to me. Just go out and call the diving penalty on guys that go out and do these things. You have in mind you know a guy like he -- but intelligence and dives start calling a -- when he pulls something like he did in the corner last night we're jumps into the glass holds his head and then looks around for the refs for a call call a penalty on him. And also I -- the idea they had before the season started of getting a list in circulating it around of the known and well wishers the known divers in the known flop or is get it to the referees and make sure those guys are watching -- time we'll be a scarlet letter will be embarrassing. And it it would start cutting -- development league. He still added our Bruins insider for CS NNE dot com.
The Bruins lost to the Canadiens, but stood up for each other and set the tone for the season