GDT: 2019 NHL/Bruins Free Agent Talk II

Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by Gee Wally, Jul 11, 2019.

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  1. Gee Wally

    Gee Wally Resident Grumpy Old Man

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    They've been disusing this all day on TSN 690. Listening to the takes is just hilarious. They can't come to grips that they are no longer the team everyone wants to play for, quite the opposite these days.

    It's a major slap in the face, Gardner took 1.75M less and signed for one extra year. Now, I get that the taxes in Quebec are high but I have to think getting paid in US$ while living in Canada has to offset that.
    Montreal is not an expensive city to live in compared to other Major NA cities other than the tax issue.

    Perhaps the way the Toronto media treated him turned him off to the pressure of playing for a Major Canadian market team but that's a lot to leave on the table IMO.
     
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    One team when to the eastern conference finals and is on the rise. The other :sarcasm:
     
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    JOHNNY V must be having a nice time eating some vachon cakes right now.
    few things better than ultimate scab failure

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    In 31 Thoughts on Sportsnet.ca it said Gardiner wanted things "Quieter". Doesn't get louder than Toronto and Montreal in the NHL. Some guys just don't like being under the microscope.
     
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    Gardiner got ripped to shreds for 2 terrible playoffs in Toronto. I don't blame him for not wanting to go to another crazy market. It's not an indictment on the Habs, it's a player wanting to keep a low profile after being the scapegoat/whipping boy several times and I don't blame him.
     
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    Given the market, I'd argue he's been seen as the biggest scapegoat in the league the last couple seasons. I don't blame him at all for wanting things "quieter" lol.
     
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    Absolutely. And to be honest I don't blame the Toronto fans either. He was a pure liability in the last 2 game sevens for Toronto and his mistakes led directly to goals for Boston ( :) ). He'd be ripped in any market that cares. I'm still over here livid that Marchand isn't getting tore up for that line change for christs sake. That's probably a me problem, though.
     
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    Not just you. Marchand has gotten off very lightly for that costly mistake of his.
     
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    I mean, he didn't get to lift the Stanley cup again. Do we need to tar and feather him? Tie him to a fence and hang a Scarlet letter on him?
     
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    A tattoo stating "Premature Linechanger" right next to "Stanley Cup Champians"
     
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    Of course not, but his mistake was huge and costly and, as mentioned by others, something that no NHL player of his experience should ever do.
     
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    All good ideas, but.......get in line!
     
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    There is regular season Marchand and play-off Marchand. 2011 looks like a total fluke for him. Hasn't been close to the same player when it matters most.
     
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    Anyone have any insight on Ritchie? Is he a go to the paint and hope for the best guy, or does he have actual puck skills?
     
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    17GP/17P prior to the dreaded scrimmage, fyi.
     
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    He led the playoffs in scoring this year! Last year he was 2nd in playoff scoring through 2 rounds.
     
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    yeah and was 4-5-9 vs the Laffs in the first 6 games and wasn't great there on out.
     
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    In two rounds the past two years vs Toronto he is 7-11-18. The other four rounds and 22 games he is 2-9-11. Since 2011 he has 19 goals total in 83 play-off games. Not close to being good enough
     
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    Now I'm just guessing here, but might his effectiveness have been hampered by Bergeron's general ineffectiveness as the playoffs went along as well as Pastrnak's inability to keep a puck on his stick after his injury? We'll just chalk those final seven games after he injured himself at the scrimmage as Brad's usual dickishness and say that sort of thing is unacceptable.
     
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    He led the Tampa series last year in scoring and he led the Carolina series this year! He was two points off the lead vs Columbus and 2nd to O'Reilly among forwards in the finals.
     
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    Agree. However Nylander looked listless and sometimes uninterested after the hold out and getting paid big bucks. Mailing it in during playoffs is unacceptable.

    Marchand made a big screwup but I think it was a brain fart not being lazy. No one has ever doubted Marchy’s passion and commitment just his thinking sometimes.

    He signed a team friendly deal and has consistently delivered the goods. Think that’s why he got a relative pass for that mistake.
     
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    Marchand was actually damn good we just put on blinders based on our own expectations/explanations. On most given nights playing with also injured Bergeron and Pastrnak, Marchand was one of the few still creating any offense.
     
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