Tanguay: Don't boo Ray

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Tanguay: Don't boo Ray

Ray Allen makes his grand return to the Garden on Sunday.  That brings up a good discussion, should Ray Allen be booed?

Gary Tanguay believes Ray Allen should get a warm reception.

"You should cheer, you should bow, you should shower him with rose petals because he helped you win an NBA championship."

Steve Buckley believes fans will boo Allen, and they reserve the right do so.

"You have no right sir, to tell the fans who to boo and who to cheer for." Buckley explains. "(Speaking to fans) You pay big money for these tickets If you want to boo the guy on Sunday, that is your God given right.  And don't let big shots like Gary Tanguay tell you that you can't."

Tanguay believes the fans should look at what Ray Allen accomplished in his time in Boston before booing the former Celtic.

"Fans pay good money to see championship teams." argued Tanguay. "If Ray Allen doesn't perform like he did against the Lakers He gave Pierce a run for his money, and people should remember that."

What would you do if you were at the Garden on Sunday?

Julien: 'The less said and the more shown' is good for Bruins right now

Julien: 'The less said and the more shown' is good for Bruins right now

BRIGHTON, Mass – Claude Julien met with the media after Tuesday’s morning skate and there was a bit of a long pause between questions at one point early in the session.

“I understand because everything that needs to be said has already been said, right?” cracked the longtime Bruins bench boss, who was in good spirits after morning skate despite the turmoil around him.

It’s clearly less about words and more about results right now for a struggling team that’s lost a season-worst four games in a row in gut-punching fashion and has fallen out of a playoff position despite teams above them, Ottawa and Toronto, holding five games in hand on them. 

The Bruins are in a freefall at the worst possible time and at this point, Julien wants to see positive action and winning results from his team rather than the empty talk with the media.

“We want to respect our game plan, execute it well and that normally helps you. We’ve been a little bit all over the place, especially in the last game,” said Julien. “That’s what we addressed yesterday, moving forward.

“I haven’t used the All-Star break as a motivation. We’re basically looking at these last two games, and what we have to do in these last two games. I think we’re well aware of what’s waiting for them after that. The players normally know when the breaks are. That’s not for us right now. I’d like to see our focus on what we need to do [against the Wings] to right the ship. We’ve talked about it a lot, and I think right now the less said, and the more shown is probably the best thing.”

With two games left until the All-Star break, one has to wonder what Julien’s fate will be if the Bruins drop both games to Detroit and Pittsburgh before the group breaks up for All-Star weekend. 

A good showing might be enough to keep Julien calling the shots for the Black and Gold down the stretch this season. But the sense is that more of the same fragile, losing efforts from the Bruins in these final two home dates, a familiar look from this group over the past three seasons, could spell doom for the winningest coach in Bruins franchise history.

One thing is for sure: Words aren’t going to do anything for Julien, and instead it’s about cold, hard results for the coach and the Bruins players who are nose-diving in the middle of the regular season.