Things more painful to watch than the Bruins

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Things more painful to watch than the Bruins

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

In a lot of ways this Bruins-Habs series is harder on the Bruins fans soul than the Flyers debacle last year.

Maybe its because its happening against the Canadiens. Maybe its because the Bruins are looking flatter than week old soda. Maybe its cause the Tin Man has shown more heart than this years Bruins squad. Whatever the reason is, watching the Bruins playing like drunken frat boys on the ice is absolutely excruciating to watch.

So it got us thinking whats not good but still less excruciating to watch than the Boston Bruins?

Three Minutes of Fame
In a lot of ways, the Three Minutes of Fame mini-game between periods at the Garden looks a lot like how the Bruins are playing hockey no real strategy, everyone playing tackle the guy with the puck, horrid passing.

Only difference is these kids are like eight and arent getting paid boatloads of cash. Theyre also showing more hustle.

Whatever the hell this is:

Question: Did Roosevelt run this race with a bullet in his chest?

The Boston Red Sox
And thats saying something since the Sox arent exactly lighting it up with highlights this year either. They just put together their first winning streak of back-to-back games. Yknow what? They still have more wins this week than the Bs.

Shaq playing for the Celtics
Statler and Waldorf say it best.

Every Friday parody out there
Seriously. The song sucked. The parodies are even worse. Just let it go people. Let it go.

Giving birth
The video we all saw in eighth grade was awkward and uncomfortable as hell. The real-deal isnt much better.

The Boston Marathon
Nothing says Im a lazy buggar like watching other people run while drinking copious amounts of beer. And watching someone poop themselves while running on live TV? Still less painful than the Bruins powerplay.

Lets hope the Bruins show some pride out there tonight. Ugh.

All-Stars, studs and duds: Westbrook's reign as MVP comes to an end

All-Stars, studs and duds: Westbrook's reign as MVP comes to an end

NEW ORLEANS – You don’t rack up triple doubles at a historically ridiculous rate the way Russell Westbrook does without being able to dish out an assist from time to time.

The biggest assist he made in the 66th annual NBA all-star didn’t make its way on to the stats sheet.

But it was historical in so many ways.

Westbrook’s advice to Anthony Davis on how to win the game’s MVP award was indeed taken to heart with Davis winning the award following the Western Conference’s 192-182 win over the East All-Stars.

Davis finished with a game-high 52 points, shattering the previous mark set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.

Davis won the MVP award after Westbrook had won it each of the two previous All-Star games.

Prior to the game, Davis said he did do a little lobbying among his fellow all-stars in the locker room.

“I stressed that, I think more than enough, to the guys in the locker room before the game that I wanted to get the MVP for this crowd, for this city, and I ended up doing it.”

Following the game, Westbrook acknowledged that he did speak with Davis about how to win the MVP award.

When asked about what he said, Westbrook replied, “I’m not going to tell you, but he did a good job and got it done.”

Despite not winning the MVP award, Westbrook had a dominant game of his own as he tallied 41 points which was one point shy of the previous record.

But after the game, it was clear that he was more pleased with the performance of Davis.

“It was great,” Westbrook said. “It’s definitely always a great thing to do, especially here where he plays in front of his fans, his family. It’s a great experience and definitely happy for him.”

Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from the 66th annual NBA all-star game.

 

STARS

Anthony Davis

The hometown team’s best player delivered a scoring night for the ages, finishing with an All-Star record 52 points on 26-for-39 shooting to go with 10 rebounds. The previous record of 42 points was set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.

Russell Westbrook

His All-Star reign as the game’s MVP came to an end after having won the award the previous two All-Star games. He finished with 41 points.

 

STUDS

Giannis Antetokounmpo

He was an above-the-rim monster, scoring 30 points primarily on a dozen dunks.

Kevin Durant

He was filling up the stat sheet in several categories for the West, finishing with a triple-double of 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Kyrie Irving

Arguably the best performer for the East, Irving had 22 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds.

Isaiah Thomas

There were others who had a more prolific night shooting the ball, but Thomas’ impact off the bench was indeed felt. He led all East reserves with 20 points.

James Harden

The bearded one had a triple-double as well, although not the kind he would prefer. Along with scoring 12 points, and dishing out 12 assists, Harden also racked up a game-high 10 turnovers.

 

DUDS

None

There were some guys who didn’t do much statistically, but with this being such an exhibition-like event, putting too much stock in any player’s performance is a waste of time. They are among the top 24 or so players in the NBA. No amount of missed shots or turnovers will change that fact.

Talking Points: Bruins get win in return from bye week

Talking Points: Bruins get win in return from bye week

Joe Haggerty hands out his superlatives following the Boston Bruins victory over the San Jose Sharks

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