Happy Friday everyone, and welcome back to Tweets of the Week, where we track the best (and worst) of the hockey world in social media. The anger is bubbling in hockey’s northeast hotbed. So let’s get right to it.
The Bruisers from Beantown suffered a bad loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night, and their fans have had enough.
No booing from the #TDGarden faithful? Bruins fans have turned soft like their team.
— Michael Williams (@DLP_2112) January 27, 2016
@NHLBruins This team has no heart or toughness, very sad again by a team worse pushing around Bruins at home. Roster sucks Sweeney
— Christopher Foley (@cfol44) January 27, 2016
#BRUINS TRADED AWAY ALL OUR BIG AND BAD.
— Franklin Patrick (@PFFranklin) January 27, 2016
The big and bad that punches linesmen? You mean that big and bad?
For years so many ppl wanted the #bruins to become faster/more skilled
Now that they have become a lighter team ppl long for Bs to be heavy
Not only do the Bruins stink at home, but every game is straight-up boring. Fun times for some of the highest prices in the league.
— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) January 27, 2016
id like to thank the bruins for killing my boner tonight
— dearexgirlfriend (@dearexgf1) January 27, 2016
Consult your doctor.
Unfortunately, Jonas Gustavsson had to consult a doctor in the middle of the game …
— TheJJHarris (@TheJJHarris) January 27, 2016
Gustavsson is in the hospital due to illness probably from watching this team play defense. #Bruins
— William (@Cintai44) January 27, 2016
Of course, you could be the Montreal Canadiens, who lost not once, but twice to the Columbus Blue Jackets this week. PK Subban scored an incredible goal, and then took a penalty right after the play. The tweets were as bi-polar as that play:
A poem: Subban scores garbage goal, over celebrates, takes penalty. https://t.co/kPMdCvQoqx
— Callum Fraser (@CallumFraser18) January 26, 2016
Subban scores: okay, cool. Subban takes the stupidest penalty of life: Ah, there's the Subban I hate. #overrated
— Sarah Kossits (@skossits) January 26, 2016
You're telling me NHL referees don't target P.K. Subban? I've got a few broken Montreal bridges to sell you.
— A.J. Bassett (@HabsGameBlog) January 26, 2016
How stupid is PK Subban??
— Joe Murley (@joe_murley) January 26, 2016
Jesus, cheap penalty much? #Subban
— Jack Todd (@jacktodd46) January 26, 2016
Was it worth it Subban? Was it?
— Меlissa Gavidia (@MelissaGavidia) January 26, 2016
WOW WOW WOW. Subban got a penalty for a lovetap. These refs are racist
— Luigi D'Alesio (@LuiVuitten) January 26, 2016
Subban gets two minutes for embarrassing the BJs goaltender? #gohabsgo
— Greg Gardiner (@DudMcManus) January 26, 2016
Tomorrow's Paper headlins in Montreal will read… "Subban Hits net, serves penalty" #Mtlhockey
— Jason Creamer (@Drive_To_25) January 26, 2016
Hey. Add Nationwide to the list of NHL arenas that fill with boos when Subban touches the puck. Or breathes.
— j-Mac (@TimesVerySmart) January 26, 2016
I find it odd when teams we barely play boo Subban. Like I understand Boston, Toronto or Ottawa but Columbus is a bit random. #Habs
— Cheyanne (@CBabeey) January 26, 2016
I guess that means Montreal has arrived as a franchise. Good for them.
How to be a better team: trade all the habs team for the colombus
— A.Mohammad (@alasadimohammad) January 27, 2016
Yeah, that’ll work. Trade for a last place team.
— Oakley (@SamOakley24) January 27, 2016
Well, there’s always that. But Oakley does have a point. Consider:
— TheHeard19★ (@The_Heard19) January 27, 2016
It was more bemusement than outrage when Shawn Horcoff was clipped for PED’s:
Well, look at that. Shawn Horcoff was still playing hockey.
— Gareth Wheeler (@WheelerTSN) January 26, 2016
Shawn Horcoff needed to take PEDs to score 6 goals and 10 points in 45 games?
— Michael Traikos (@Michael_Traikos) January 26, 2016
If Horcoff was taking steroids, he should get a refund because they obviously weren't working.
— Kevin Young (@kevinyoung90) January 26, 2016
They should just make Horcoff move back to Edmonton.
— BrowntoBure (@BrowntoBure) January 26, 2016
The Chamber of Commerce would like to have a word …
Crying Michael Jordan made a comeback in the hockey world last week as our friend Roberto Luongo mocked himself hilariously. This week, we had a couple of instances of CMJ used in fine fashion. First, by the Carolina Hurricanes as they had a big 5-0 win over the defending champions on Tuesday:
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) January 27, 2016
Second, something that involves a little bit of a setup. Massachusetts native and Lightning forward Brian Boyle is a huge Patriots fan. So on Sunday after his beloved lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship, he expressed displeasure.
Really bummed out, you guys.
— Brian Boyle (@BriBrows22) January 25, 2016
Twitter responded as only twitter could:
— PochNasty1point0 (@Matt_Papocchia) January 25, 2016
That should really be a bobblehead.
The Roberto Luongo Tweet of the Week
It’s a tie. First, a little perspective …
This year Roberto Luongo has more assists than Dave Bolland has goals. Bolland gets paid $5.5 million/yr.
— Cole Press (@CPress_17) January 27, 2016
And second, a lot of perspective …
— Strombone (@strombone1) January 27, 2016
And Finally …
For all the Canadiens angst that we featured, we should end with a smile … courtesy of Dale Weise: