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Colin Ferguson - It's never a good sign when Boston fans are being nice to me

by Colin Ferguson
Blog 3 - Tuesday, April 21

I got angry with my ceiling fan last night. I got angry at the ceiling fan for not moving enough air for the noise it was making. Upon closer analysis, it is entirely possible that the ceiling fan is not what was torturing me.

Game 3...well, what do you want.  I can't believe I rushed home from a Santa Monica meeting to have to watch that.

Now we lose Schneider again and Tanguay.  That's the series for me.

I thought that fully loaded, it was going to be an uphill battle. If we were fully loaded, it was going to be really tough to win.  Now I'm just happy that for two of the three games, it's been close - score-wise.  For the most part, I think the Bruins have controlled the confidence.

You know you're dead when no one's making fun of you.

All my Boston friends are being really kind and very deferential.  How rude.  That is how I know that this pairing - for the first time in a long time - is perceived as absolutely no threat to Boston.

They were a little combative before game one and still before game two, but now I'll say "Oh my God, we got killed."

And they'll say "But you guys are doing a great job."

Or I'll say "Just wait.  We're saving it up and are gonna crush you like a landslide."

They'll just smile like it came from some four year old who isn't sure what his words mean yet. Never smile at someone who is losing.

So who to follow next?  Not sure yet.

I'm more familiar with the East but I live in the West.

Part of me wants to follow Boston so I can justify our loss by their strength.  Part of me wants them to win so I can say "Well, we lost to the team that went on to win it all."

And, of course, part of me wants to see the dark horse come from behind and crush the powerhouse.

The only hope is for Boston to become so bloated with confidence that they don't show up for game 4.  Other than that... I don't know...

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