The Bruins were down 6-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks. It was an awful effort by the Bruins, until they finally decided to start playing at the end of the second period. The final score was 6-4 and the Bruins are now chasing the Detroit Red Wings for a playoff spot. It was only a month ago that the Bruins were in first place in the division, but they are in the middle of suffering their second absurd collapse in two years.
If the Bruins miss the playoffs for the second year in a row, Claude Julien will be fired. Don Sweeney should also get criticism for adding to this team at the deadline, when it is clear that they are not Stanley Cup contenders. In summary, this is a disaster. The Bruins traded away draft picks to add to this year's roster and it is likely that they are going to miss the playoffs. They will get no compensation for Eriksson, who will become a free agent at the conclusion of this epic collapse. All the Bruins have learned from this year is that every single one of their young defensemen suck.
I think Nicolas Cage speaks for most Bruins fans right now.