I’m like Tyson icin’, I’m a soldier at war. I’m makin’ sure you don’t try to battle me no more. I’m bad. -LL Cool J
Remember the Big Bad Bruins. The Big Bad Bruins’ tears could cure cancer. Too bad they never cried. When the Boogeyman went to sleep every night, he checked his closet for the Big Bad Bruins. And just so you know, Superman wore Big Bad Bruins pajamas. The Big Bad Bruins were one of the league’s top teams from the late 1960s into the 1980s. Big guys. Bad guys. Tough guys. Guys like Stan Jonathan. Guys like Wayne Cashman, Terry O’Reilly and Peter McNab. But the biggest and baddest of all the Big Bad Bruins was one Robert Gordon Orr. Johnny Pie McKenzie: ”The best fighter in the history of hockey was Bobby Orr. Nobody had better leverage on his skates and nobody had quicker hands, so he could have licked anybody he wanted to. If he wanted to.” Good thing for the rest of the league he only licked the people he needed to. But I’m like Mark McWire. I’m not here to talk to the past. And on the cool check in. Center stage on the mic and we’re puttin’ it on wax. It’s the new style Big Bad Bruins.
That’s right, these Bruins are a new breed of Bruins. Meet the new breed, same as the old breed. A new breed of Bruins led by Cam Neely, one of the biggest baddest Bruins of them all. Can Neely is leading guys like Milan Lucic. Guys like Zdeno Chara. Guys like Shawn Thornton. Guys who put on the foil night after night. Guys who get out there on the ice and let ‘em know they’re there. Guys who get that fuckin’ stick in their side and let ‘em know they’re there! Guys who get that lumber in they’re teeth and let ‘em know they’re there! Dig the new breed.
Can I call ‘em or can I call ‘em? Last night, the new breed Big Bad Bruins let the Montreal Candadiens know they were there. Last night’s game was a big game. Last night’s game was an important game. Last night’s game was a big, important game with serious implications on the Adams Division title race. Last night, every scout in the league was out there to scout thetoughest team in the Federal League! The Big Bad Bruins did not disappoint. When the blood settled, the Bruins came away with the W. With this W, the Bruins opened up a four-point lead over the hated Habs. With this W, the Bruins showed the hated Habs who’s Tony Danza. Like Chachi, these new breed Big Bad Bruins have been showing the whole league who’s in charge. Last night it was Montreal. The other night it was the Dallas Stars. Who’s got next? I dare you.
Peace out homies. Six two and even!