Bruins Causing Serious Worries in Beantown

Joe AscherContributor IMarch 6, 2009

So, I had the misfortune of watching the Bruins last night as they lost to the "mighty" Pheonix Coyotes. Let's see, that's nine losses in 12 games and three losses in a row at home. I keep telling myself, "it's just a mid-season slump," but how long can this continue?

I would have bet my house that the Bruins would have won last night, considering they'd lost two consecutive at home and were playing a Western Conference team with six new faces in their lineup. Well, I would be homeless today.

After winning 6-1 and 6-0 last week to start their six-game homestand, I thought that finally, the Bruins were coming around. Now, three straight home losses, and you wonder when the hell are they gonna snap out of this. Jersey is right on their heels, peaking at the right time of year.

In an interview between periods last night, Aaron Ward said that there was "not enough time in this interview" to explain why the Bruins are playing this way. He is at his wits' end as to how to break out of it. Maybe they have lost their desire, their urgency to win. I don't know.

But what I do know is if they don't start playing, they will be out in the first round just like last year. They do not resemble the team they were in November and December in any way, shape, or form.