Last night as the Bruins were idle, the Senators were not. The Sens were hosting the Sharks in Ottawa and took advantage of their opportunity. They dropped a five spot on the Sharks and in the process knocked the Bruins out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Like I was saying yesterday, I really don’t want the Bruins to make the playoffs for their one-and-done opportunity. Instead I want that to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and starts a complete overhaul of the team.
As I’ve stated many times, the Theo Epstein-esque man crushes that Chiarelli has for his own guys really hurt this team. Instead of a window of three or four years with a solid core, they overpaid their own guys who got high on the hog with their contracts. They became complacent and some nights wouldn’t even try.
Just going through the motions doesn’t cut it and major changes need to happen. So stay hot Ottawa. Maybe the Panthers and Flyers can get hot too and push the Bruins down a little. Give the new GM a higher draft pick this summer.