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Jay Beagle runs one fine playoff blog

Apr 23, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

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Players have spoon fed us the same clichés so many times that often we just shrug them off. A good writer or speaker can take the same tired dialogue and make it feel honest, personalized, and engaging. I’m not sure if Jay Beagle is truly that great a speaker or if the fact that he’s being genuine is just ringing through, but he says essentially the same thing you’ve heard a thousand times before far better than most.

Jay Beagle has been doing a playoff blog – one that will draw to a close soon if the Washington Capitals lose in game 7 – but if you haven’t checked it out yet, I recommend giving it a shot.

Here’s an excerpt, so that I can illustrate what I mean:

Game 6 is out of our minds already. I’m not even really disappointed; it’s just an opportunity that’s passed and we have another opportunity in Game 7. Last night I was thinking about plays I could have done better, but today I woke up and my thoughts were already toward Game 7 and even toward tomorrow’s practice.

Really, all that boils down to is, “We need to put our defeat behind us and focus on the next game.” To me though, the personal touch gives the statement a greater impact. It fleshes out the series and gives it greater context, which in turn makes the series that much more interesting. Let’s face it, sometimes quotes gained from interviews can leave something to be desired…

  1. dropthepuckeh - Apr 23, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Not disappointed? Maybe thats why you haven’t advanced anywhere in the playoffs.

  2. habsman - Apr 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Bruins and their fans are experts now after winning one cup in the past 38 years. And without Greg and Colie, you wouldn’t have gotten that one.

    Whats the total, seven now in 90 years? Yep, that should make you an expert.

    • 2dollarpbrs - Apr 23, 2012 at 9:54 PM

      Typically Habs fan

      Were you crying when you typed this?

    • crmgoodness - Apr 23, 2012 at 10:22 PM

      If you’re going to insult get it right. It’s 6. Moron

  3. pastabelly - Apr 23, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Couldn’t find much more than cliches in anything here. Maybe I missed something.

  4. pastabelly - Apr 23, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Habscam, with no Cup in your near future, it will be 20 and 25 for Les Habitants before you know it. The one good thing about not even making the playoffs this year is not squandering a 2-0 lead with two home games right up. That must have sucked for you. So so sad.

    • habsman - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:32 PM

      That was last year.

      Do you really want to go back and review the history between these two teams?

      Didn’t think so.

  5. bear654 - Apr 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Yet another Seawolf putting that fine UAA education to work! Beagle is a hard working guy on the ice that’s easy to like even as a bruins fan.
    Go Bruins (and Seawolves)!!!

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