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Sanchez is "lazy"? Well, duh

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Sanchez is "lazy"? Well, duh

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

The NYDailyNews.com published a story thats only adding to the smoke and ruins that is the New York Jets franchise. Apparently, some players arent too fond of how Mark Sanchez has been babied over the past few years.

We have to bring in another quarterback that will make him work at practice, said one anonymous player. Hes lazy and content because he knows hes not going to be benched.
Ouch. Brutal.

First Santonio Holmes was grilled by teammates for giving up and quitting on the team and now more Jets players are ripping Sanchez a new one for being lazy and content.

Like weve said before, you gotta look into the Jets culture for the real issue. If Sanchez is lazy and content you have to look at where hes learning it from.

Nothing like a human blob yelling at you to run faster to really get you motivated.

The answer to their problems? Peyton Manning, apparently.

Holy smokes, New England fans. Imagine seeing that face in a Jets jersey?

I mean, that has to be a Patriots fans schadenfreude wet dream, right? Manning and the Jets losing in the same game?

Daily News is already peeing themselves in excitement at the thought of Manning joining.

Whoa there, fellas. In Boston we all know what happens when you deem a team as such.

Has to be worse when theres no signings, right? Hell, the playoffs are still happening and the Daily News already wants to give the Jets the 2013 Super Bowl.

Really, maybe calling Sanchez lazy is a bit much. I mean its not like hes doing other things other than studying plays, right?

What the hell is up with this last one?

Ok, so not so much on the play studying. Or at least not football play studying if you know what we mean. But look at those only abs. You cant get those without a lot of hard work, dehydrating yourself the day before the shoot and maybe some sweet Photoshopping skills, right?

Fine. Maybe he is a bit lazy. Guarantee hes content.

Who wouldnt be. Wait, what do you mean shes too old for him?

Too soon?

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Bruins put finishing touches on reeling Canadiens

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Bruins put finishing touches on reeling Canadiens

MONTREAL -- The Boston Bruins weren’t about to dance on any Montreal Canadiens’ graves after it was over and done with, but they effectively closed the door on any flickering playoff hopes for the Habs this week. It all ended with Saturday night’s 4-1 win over the Canadiens at the Bell Centre that finished off the sweep of all three meetings between the two arch-rivals over an eight day span, and with the reeling Montreal a stunning 13 points out of a playoff spot in the Atlantic Division.

It was a close game nearly all the way through in Montreal until David Pastrnak and Riley Nash scored in the final few minutes of the third period, but the Bruins outscored the Habs by an 11-5 margin while clearly establishing they were the better team in all three contests. It all makes sense given the opposite directions that the two hockey clubs are headed at this point in the season, and because of that the Bruins were playing it pretty cool after burying the Habs.

“It was kind of a crazy week because we were playing them three times, so we obviously wanted to play good hockey,” said Tuukka Rask, who won all three games vs. the Habs while improving his lifetime record vs. the Habs to 10-15-3 in the process. “[We wanted to] get as many points as possible, and won all of those games along with the one on Long Island. So it was a great week for us.”

Certainly it seemed like there was more genuine emotion from the Bruins in Claude Julien’s return to Boston midweek, and perhaps a little more adrenaline in last weekend’s first game at the Bell Centre where rookies like Jake DeBrusk, Charlie McAvoy and Danton Heinen were dipping their toes into the storied rivalry for the first time.

But on this Saturday night it was more about a complete dismantling of the Bleu, Blanc and Rouge even as the Bruins initially fell down by a goal after a bad McAvoy turnover. Instead it was Boston’s Perfection Line that went to work with an efficient, dominant performance as David Pastrnak scored the game’s first goal and insurance third goal in the third period. They also accounted for the game-winner when Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak hemmed Montreal’s fourth line in the defensive zone, and Torey Krug eventually stepped up and rifled one short side on Carey Price.

Marchand, Bergeron and Pastrnak combined for two goals, six assists and a plus-8 in the resounding victory over the Habs, and had a dominant 12 of Boston’s 31 shots on net when the final horn had sounded. They simply overwhelmed Montreal with their depth, the high end quality of their lineup and the fact that Boston was rested while the Habs had to play in Washington DC on Friday night in a three games in four days stretch.

All of that allowed the Bruins to drive the final nail into Montreal’s coffin when the game was over, and it furthermore allowed Boston to keep worrying about the teams they’re trying to catch (ahem . . . Tampa Bay Lightning) rather than Eastern Conference bottom-feeders like the Canadiens.

“We talked about doing the job against them and finding a ways to push teams down while gaining ground on the teams above us,” said Patrice Bergeron. “I thought it was a great effort again. We knew that they would be ready for us, but we also knew that they had played last night. So maybe if we had a good start we could jump on them. I thought we had a good game.”

Clearly there have been ebbs and flows to the Bruins/Habs rivalry over their long history together, and both Boston and Montreal have been in the catbird seat at different times even in the recent editions of their history. But right now Boston is beating the Canadiens badly at their own skill and speed game and dominating thing with pure hockey rather than bullying, and that’s got to sting for a Habs group that simply couldn’t compete with the Bruins in three different chances to do so this week. 

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