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Chris Kelly is sick of Bruins excuses

Feb 4, 2012, 10:38 AM EDT

Chris Kelly, Brayden Schenn AP

The Bruins have alternated wins and losses for their last ten games and seeing inconsistency like that has been rare for them this season. When losses pile up, the excuses start to creep up from all areas, but one Bruins player isn’t having that.

Forward Chris Kelly tells’s Joe Haggerty that he doesn’t want to hear any complaining from anyone in Boston and would rather get back to doing things the way they know how to win.

“Back-to-back games . . . road trips . . . if we’re even thinking of using that as an excuse, we need to get that right out of our minds,” said the veteran forward. “We’re not doing the basic things that have made us a good hockey team.”

Kelly says the Bruins need to use their immense talent and get back to outworking teams. Playing without Nathan Horton of late has made things tricky for Boston, but the effort level truly hasn’t been there as much lately. With back-to-back games this weekend against Pittsburgh and Washington, if that effort level doesn’t return the inconsistency woes won’t be going away.

  1. odj810 - Feb 4, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    what a great under the radar move by chiarelli last trade deadline.

  2. habsman - Feb 4, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Have you noticed they haven’t won as much since the league caught up to their cheap shot, sucker punching ways? Maybe Colie and Greg have last their ability to “cover” for them? Time to trade Greg? Time will tell. Over/under on their next suspension?

    • bigkniht37 - Feb 4, 2012 at 12:52 PM

      ahh you habs fans crack me up. must be hard to see the truth, especially when you’ve got what 13 teams between the bottom (you guys) and the top of the conference. go call the cops because your coach doesn’t speak french and leave hockey to the real hockey teams. how about that subban guy too, seems hes not exactly an angel out there on the ice despite what you would like to believe

      • yettyskills - Feb 4, 2012 at 1:49 PM

        I can feel your anger. It give you focus… makes you stronger.

  3. drewzducks - Feb 4, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    If this keeps up they may have to hire a psychologist…never mind…that’s already been tried by the Habnots

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