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As a general rule, I hate organizational finger pointing. “That team dives,” “that team embellishes,” that team whines and cries,” and of course “that team has no class.”

Stay Classy.

Hearing a fan imply that one team is more or less likely to be cheap or dive is great for me, because I find it’s a pretty surefire way to separate the people whose hockey opinions I value from those I don’t. And I specify “fan,” because I can allow that someone like Julien might have some other motivation for making a claim like that aside from true belief.

But still, I’ll give some credit where credit is due: Claude Julien made the mistake of taking up the cause of removing embellishing from our game right after a tough loss to a rival, and deserves to make to look a little silly.

From YouTube-ist MAKAVELI719696, here’s Embellishment City.

Comments (37)

  1. You are actually giving that idiot time on your blog? Who are you, and what have you done with Justin?

    • Haha…Hey Char, just curious, who’s your favourite team?

      • Y’know something? Everyone has a breaking point. And after years of saying “we’ll let the league handle it,” Julien finally reached his.

        Lucic got hit head first into the boards the other night – no call. But he gets penalized for retaliating. Meanwhile Kaleta gets five games for hitting Richards head first into the boards. What’s the difference? It’s Lucic.

        Horton got blindsided by Rinaldo last year and missed the rest of the season. Horton was penalized for retaliating, Rinaldo wasn’t for the hit.

        Seguin gets a stick broken on his ribs and Chara gets 17 minutes. Julien FINALLY has seen enough and goes off, and a Habs fan says he’s a whiner. Give me a ****ing break.

        • I love this comment so much. So very, very much.

        • Hey Char – give al of us a f****ng break! Everyone throughout Canada knows the Goons I mean the Bruins are the biggest hypocrites n hockey and Claude Julien is the one who is an embarrassment to Hockey. and fans from Vancouver Calgary Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal are sick and tired of this constant B S from them. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black – what a hot steaming pile of crap!. As if the video of Marchand and the other Bruins going down at the merest contact isn’t enough evidence? Maybe you should get a brain transplant so that some semblance of reality actually sticks in there. What the league needs to do is to fine and suspend this jerk Julien whenever he makes another one of these moronic stupid comments.

        • There are good Bruin’s fans. Honestly. Thing is, they are laying in a grave right now. hehehehehehehehahaha. Obama should hunt down ALL Bruins fans and 1)teach them how to “twawk,” 2)just UNLEASH on them with an AR-15 – the SAME GUNS that he’s trying to take away from all you idiots!!! lol. I love “twalking” with a Ruins fan! Every one of them is a hand-me-down from the “Bobbie Owaawh” era! Their parents, or at least their “Daddies” were all Bwahston fans in the 70′s when the goaltending was absolutely HORRENDOUS and that cup that they got against St.Louis had ONE player on it! Ironically, that player – Glenn Hall was the ONLY good player on that entire “team!!!” lmfao Joke! And they call that SIMPLE-ass give and go that Orr did “the best goal of all-time!!!!” BWAHAHAHA! TOTAL HOMERISM!!! That goal was just a simple, typical give and go goal vs. a team that I guarantee you – not ONE of the players on St. Louis would be recognized by today’s generation because they were a bunch of no-names!!! Who did ya’ll beat for your cups?! You got Vancouver. Woooooow! Good job, guys! Tough team there! You beat St. Louis who is just basically Glenn Hall and the other goalie – no forwards at all who can score or do ANYTHING for that matter!!!
          It’s a shame that your “league” is run by a bunch of FORMER goons in Shanahan, who got away with ANYTHING on the ice etc… Bettman was told to give you guys a cup because you all felt upset that Pittsburgh, the classiest city in pro sports – WORLDWIDE, won the Crosby sweepstakes. You little shits even BE-LIE-VE in that fake ass “Bwaahhhmin!” Total hoax! That is why “Bwahstin” is doing so good in sports because wherever they pull off a False Flag event, they usually give that city some kind of sporting award or championship…
          So, you got Don the Con Cherry, sitting in Toronnta, pushing the referees to side with Bwahston, so when a team plays you, they have to play Boston, the REFS, the WAR-ROOM, “the guys in the truck,” linesmen, etc. who are ALL on Bwahhhston’s side!!!!! You win because of Chara’s reach. That’s it. Without him, you’d suck ass. And you know it. BTW, what’s up with calling all of your players by their kid names? “Douggie” Hamilton, “Bobby” Owa, “Timmy” Thomas (WHO YOU ALL THREW UNDER THE BUS – COWARDS. WHAT HE DID WAS INCREDIBLY BRAVE..,) etc. “Johnny” Upchuk, Torey – LMFAO!!! Your team blows ASSCHUNKS!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK Bwahston and their fake bwamins” lol HOAX!!!!
          Exactly… To be a fan of this “team” is disgraceful… They are a total, complete joke. They were GIVEN that cup 2 years ago due to their roster being basically All-Canadian (They couldn’t find a 6’9″ Canadian guy.) They score the first goal and dump the puck out “high off the glass” for the remainder of the game. They are dirty. They’re all a bunch of pussies. Cherry made a career out of railroading SUPERSTARS. That piece of shit shouldn’t even be allowed in Canada. Go live in New England, you Irish faggot. People in this country would vote for him as Prime Minister with his racist views because they are all so DUMB here!!! Cherry made SURE that that “cup” would go to Bwahston because of that hit by Rome. Rome got a penalty. But later on in that series, when Marchand punched Sedin 4 or 5 times in the face? There was no call on the play – of course!!! What else would you expect from a league that is run FROM Toronto, in the same building where Con Cherry does his broadcasts?! LOL. That motherfucker cost Lemieux a 200 point season and cost Malkin, Crosby and Jagr hundreds of penalties due to his Euro/French hatred. He’s just pissed the Lemieux and Gretzky were better than his Bobbie Owar and his bam bam Cam Kneely… Raymond Pork had to be traded to a REAL TEAM to get a cup – a fucking ALL-STAR team with Sakic, Roy, Forsberg, Blake, Tanguay, etc.!!! What a joke!!! Too bad bam bam Cam couldn’t go there, too!!! That fag was scared to fight Wendel Clark back in the 80′s! hahaa. Ruins think they’re so “tough!” They’re classless whilst being tough! Anyone can take someone from behind and drive their face into the ice!!! That’s what Boston and the New York Islanders are for!!! Oh, can’t forget the Flyers!!!

  2. Bunch of hypocrites the bruins

  3. hahaha This is awesome.

  4. Great video. As someone who follows the West more than the East, I was not aware the Bruins took so many dives. Although it’s no surprise to see Marchand embellish. Still, it’s a bit naive to think that all teams dive/embellish equally. As much as the cap makes parity more prevalent, teams are still built differently, and some have more divers than others.

  5. Pretty great. The high stick on Ference might be a bit of a stretch. Even if it didn’t hit him, that’s kind of just how you react when a stick is coming at your face.

    As a Caps fan, thanks for posting this today, in time for me to pass along to all my friends from Boston.

  6. That’s awesome. When I first heard Julien say that stuff, I thought to myself, “Seriously? Marchand and Seguin are always diving”.

  7. over a 2-3 year period he was able to make a 2 minute video? thats it?

    • haha… did you seriously want the guy to make sure he had every dive of the Bruins over the last 3 years? he needs to quit his job to pour over film to make a youtube video… you are missing the point…

      i hate when teams get labeled as dirty/divers/whiners or a team that gets all the calls etc… EVERY team has guys who dive, who play on the edge, who try to work the officials (coaches included)… every team gets some good calls and bad calls… every coach has one Julien style press conference like the one above on his resume… fans need to stop being such homers…

    • Go over to Puck Daddy (sorry). They posted two other videos from “the guy” and they’re both over 13 minutes each.

  8. This video reminded me of a couple things. How much I hate Marchand and the Bruins in general, and on the hit to Thornton and the announcer yelling ‘GET UP’ I’m pretty sure thats the home guy from NESN yelling at his own player – which I appreciate as I like when announcers will admit that their home team is just trash

    • That is the Bruins’ play-by-play man, who is a notorious homer, but the audio is from a completely different play. He wasn’t yelling at his own player. Sounds pretty hilarious when juxtaposed, though.

  9. we should label all 30 teams

  10. one thing i just noticed, he took a sip of his water bottle at the end of his rant.. well when i was learning to play poker.. one thing i was told to look for when people were bluffing was people trying to act casual and natural, and one of those was drinking water after a bluff, its the same reason goalies drink after a goal, they’re trying not to let the fact that they’re pissed show.. my point with julien being, he realized at that exact moment.. uh oh, ive got marchand on my team, and i’m about to get roasted, better take a sip of my water and get the fuck outta here

    • Exactly… To be a fan of this “team” is disgraceful… They are a total, complete joke. They were GIVEN that cup 2 years ago due to their roster being basically All-Canadian (They couldn’t find a 6’9″ Canadian guy.) They score the first goal and dump the puck out “high off the glass” for the remainder of the game. They are dirty. They’re all a bunch of pussies. Cherry made a career out of railroading SUPERSTARS. That piece of shit shouldn’t even be allowed in Canada. Go live in New England, you Irish faggot. People in this country would vote for him as Prime Minister with his racist views because they are all so DUMB here!!! Cherry made SURE that that “cup” would go to Bwahston because of that hit by Rome. Rome got a penalty. But later on in that series, when Marchand punched Sedin 4 or 5 times in the face? There was no call on the play – of course!!! What else would you expect from a league that is run FROM Toronto, in the same building where Con Cherry does his broadcasts?! LOL. That motherfucker cost Lemieux a 200 point season and cost Malkin, Crosby and Jagr hundreds of penalties due to his Euro/French hatred. He’s just pissed the Lemieux and Gretzky were better than his Bobbie Owar and his bam bam Cam Kneely… Raymond Pork had to be traded to a REAL TEAM to get a cup – a fucking ALL-STAR team with Sakic, Roy, Forsberg, Blake, Tanguay, etc.!!! What a joke!!! Too bad bam bam Cam couldn’t go there, too!!! That fag was scared to fight Wendel Clark back in the 80′s! hahaa. Ruins think they’re so “tough!” They’re classless whilst being tough! Anyone can take someone from behind and drive their face into the ice!!! That’s what Boston and the New York Islanders are for!!! Oh, can’t forget the Flyers!!!
      Penguins are the best. Fuck the rest.

  11. I love it when the bullies cry about being bullied, and the divers whine about diving.
    But that’s Bruin’s hockey baby!

  12. my, my, look who’s calling the kettle black now….seguin,marchand, and two of the games biggest goons in lucic and chara..thank god they have some hockey skills,eh coach..

    • If you’re actually, seriously labeling Chara and Lucic as “goons” you are a total ignoramus. Rocket Richard must be spinning in his grave.

  13. wont hear tortorella complaining about whining stars now either… wooooo

  14. Everyone knows Marchand has a history of doing this crap. Didn’t Julien’s entire statement include something about removing embellishment from the league including his own team? Just that Montreal has been the worst offenders this year –not that his team isn’t guilty as well. I think most everyone agrees that Montreal has been the worst offenders. Just look at PK alone, he makes Marchand look tame. Anyway, I don’t think he was saying his team is blameless in this category. I think he truly believes its a joke when players dive, and I bet Marchand has gotten yelled at a time or two for his diving charades.

    Also, he didn’t take a sip of water after his rant. The video edited out most of his rant. His water sip came in the middle of his rant. Rubio style. Julien always does that at every press conference he does.

    • You Boston fan are a joke in no way is Dunbar a diver he plays hard and all you people who think differently just listen to it stupid Boston media seriously show me one embellishment by Subban it’s easy to point the finger but if you send me every Subban embellishment for the last 4 years I can find more Marchand doves in one season so seriously everyone saying Subban is a diver including Montreal are seriously not watching the game. The only example from Sundays game that u homers have is when Thornton BOARDED SUBBAN WITHOUT THE PUCK. No call that’s interference not flopping go flop like you did for the last 35 years with only one Stanley cup bruins are a joke . A great team with lots of talent being taught to play like retarded fools charging an hitting emelin 30 times worse than he hit seguin(who dove by the way so stop saying he didn’t embellish because if I break a stick over you ribs that’s wasn’t already cracked I would put u in the hospital get over it) yet all this is somehow justifiable because julien said it was the right thing to do so you follow along like a bunch of sheep but yet I watched 30 bruins doves and yet no one has showed me one Habs dive) and no ribeiro please because not only did he score on you tonight he was also coached by your coach when he wa a diver..diving seems to follow julien wherever he goes.

    • I know I’m out of my league in the comments section when guys start discussing when the coach sips from his water during press conferences.

  15. GET UP!!!

    too short; need more words.

  16. LOVE IT! Love watching blowhard hypocrites get called out.

  17. The fact is except for Subban once, the Habs didn’t dive Sunday night. They fought twice, with guys 30-40 lbs heavier, and they came back in third with a gutsy win.

    So Julien either
    1- is a sore loser
    2-wanted to take the pressure off his players after losing when they had a lead
    3-is trying to influence the referees in future Habs-Bruins games
    4-all of the above

    Emelin deserved a penalty for his cross-check of Seguin, but Gallagher didn’t deserve one in the first period.Those things even out. I think that Chara overeacted, but a lot of players in the league probably took notice : you don’t cross-check Bruins talented players, or you’ll eat your own teeth in your post-game smoothie. I’m amazed that Emelin isn’t injured.

    Regarding the video, it is a great one. It was very funny this morning to have a Boston Globe columnist on Montreal sports radio saying that Montreal is a team of divers, that Julien has it right, and then gave the example of Ribeiro, from 8-9 years ago !! How about Lucic refusing to fight Laraque ? Does that make Lucic a coward ? I guess it does, as a Bruin only Thornton would fight a bigger guy then him and look what happened. John Scott should be on a lease to any team facing the Bruins that evening, with his salary paid by the league, just like the Coyotes.

  18. Julien was right after all, Galchenyuk just dove on the Islanders bench !

    Nice check by Cizikas…

  19. Hey Rick

    Who was coaching the Canadiens when Ribeiro was the worst diver in the league ? Claude Julien

    Who is coaching the Bruins now that Marchand is the worst diver in the league ? Claude Julien again. Funny isn’t it…

  20. glad you liked my water sip fools, yeee… boston are divers for sure.. seguin watched too much ronaldo play soccer, fell in love, yadda yadda yadda

  21. Seriously,
    The author of this article opens by suggesting he doesn’t favour one team over the other nor criticize one team over the other, but follows that up with an clips that focus solely on one team, hmmmm

    • Well DUH! That ONE team is the one pointing fingers when the finger should be pointing back instead. If Therrien was classless enough to whine like a little beyotch after getting beaten by the Bruins, I wouldn’t be crying that my coach was caught red-handed, I’d be pissed at Therrien for making such a mockery of himself and his team. Fortunately, only Julien seems capable of making himself look like a bigger turd than Tortorella. LOL

  22. snap yo.. woo long comments

  23. Thank you for this great article, I will go and read the rest of your blog. It is so rare to see such quality nowadays. Again thank you.

  24. You cocksuckers actually THINK that Crosby dives. You don’t watch hockey. You know fuck all about it. Sid is the best player and best role model in the world. We, the Pens, have had the ***BEST*** player in the NHL since 1984! Get THAT into ya! Penguins f’ing RULE. Wake up and switch teams – TO THE PENS – before it’s too late and you become a loser all of your life with one of these queer-ass 29 “other” teams… They’re all so gay – all these other teams – they SUCK ASS!!!
    Let’s Go Pens forever and ever and ever and ever……….
    Pay. The. Fuck. Attention.
    Penguins RULE.
    It is only through INJURY and or BULLSHIT that we don’t win the Art Ross trophy every single year!!! Plus, all you other “teams” get so LUCKY when we don’t beat you! It’s all luck!

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