Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by Fenway, Jun 14, 2019.
Yeah when did he break his arm again? He’d have been playing in a cast not able to grasp the stick great. Still would have skated and hit but pick your poison. I think Wagner would have played over Heinen if anyone but we likely realized they’d shelve the goonery in a game 7.
All this coming out makes me kinda mad at Cassidy. Sitting Clifton for Gryz criminal he was as at fault on G2 and that’s just a tough ask of a guy off a concusion who knows how long he misses if it’s regular season. That wasn’t Gryz first rodeo though he watched my Friars skate the trophy on Garden ice good thing we put him in not 100% to watch St Louis do it with the Cup if he steps up the dude never gets that soft backhand that beat Rask off Tuukka was probably distracted that his D man was about to skate into him instead of trying to prevent a shot. No Coyle promotion is a f***ing joke give them JDB and demote DK at least for a period. 2 coaching staffs haven’t had the balls to split up Bergeron and Marchand freaking ever not even for a couple shifts it seems.
Krejci was given 2 of our worst wingers (Groundhog Day) while Golden Boy-Bergy got the 2 best.
not sure why if he was healthy he didnt get any time on the top line.
Honestly I'd experiment with breaking up Marchand and Bergy next year. Not commit to it full time, but give Brad some games on Krejci's wing and see if his production is comparable.
I just find it more likely that Bergeron turns a guy like Heinen or Bjork into a 60 point player than Krejci doing anything with them.
I think reluctant to move Coyle because the third line was really there best line,but definitely should have tried something to try and get the first and second line going,why not swap Krejci with Bergeron,swap Debrusk something,I guess it was live or die with there lines,It almost worked.
Yeah I’m not against it top line has been pretty much shut down 5-5 in the last two years,so why not try other things,they can still play on the power plays.
Man, playoff hockey is a war.
1) Acciari: playing (the way he does, physical, hitting) with a broken sternum?
2) Miller: What a bad luck season he had. I want to know what happened in rehab. He's rehabbing a kneecap with a vertical break, it's progressing well. Then the same kneecap suffers a horizontal break? Like, a different break? How does that even happen? Did a weight drop on it?
3) Want to hear more details on the DeBrusk concussion situation. He was cleared, right? But he was still battling with it? With symptoms? Or just some sort of after-effects?
4) It's very frustrating to think that during a playoff season when we were all baffled as to why our two most potent wingers – Marchand and Pasta – were not scoring as we'd expect, that the former re-injured his hand in that scrimmage, and the latter hurt his hand originally by slipping on some sidewalk ice at a team event (to paraphrase Todd Rundgren, for the want of some sidewalk salt).
irks me when people say it’s an excuse to release this list. Been done since the start of time.
Also the list doesn’t shock me at all except for Acciari. Nothing that couldn’t be played though. Seems like they tagged on “injured groin” quite a bit
The irony is the game is 100% different if Clifton plays - good or bad.
Everything after Clifton takes the ice is different
The game plays out different and obviously Grzelcyk never scores
Backes should have played game 7. He had just been rested. Could be his last game. Would have chewed through the boards to win it. Also would have gone to the net harder than a lot of those injured Bruins were.
I thought Cassidy was out coached in the series.
Nothing new though really.
Marchand was out of gas last season by round two. And injured groin. Bergeron has played injured after game 85 for like how long? 012, 013, 018 and 019. Four of the last five Bruins play offs.
But I am very impressed with some of the Bruins young guys. Hoping they get a bigger share of the ice time in regular season. Let guys like Marchand, Bergie, Chara, Kretcji, take a back seat some nights.
Coyle and Johanson should become long time Bruins.
Trade Heinen .
With how banged up Acciari was ,its kind of surprising they didn’t go with Backes on the forth line ,rather than using him on the second where he was obviously a poor fit,but then the forth line had been so good for them throughout the playoffs,although I thought they struggled a bit the last few games,compared to earlier in the series.
What the f*** kind of spelling is this? Like come on! The guy has been here for 12+ years.
K. R. E. J. C. I.
Meh. Krachi, Kerchief, Kretchy. What difference does it make?
How does Milbury say it? Kretchee?
my 110% amateur physician opinion on Jake was/is he played hesitant after the concussion and it`s not a huge surprise, we`ve seen many others play the same. Not a chance would I consider it easy to come back after a brain injury and immediately put your health on the line each shift. I`ve had 2 concussions and struggled a ton at work, especially after my second one.
I think it's more the style of play that leads to more physical contact. For instance they tend to hold onto the puck longer in order to draw an opponent towards them which frees up a teammate. Often times they end up getting hit and usually against the boards.
They've shown how fit they are this past season by their record in back to back games.
One could argue that the reward for finishing higher in the standings actually no longer outweighs the punishment.
Still tasked with taking on the top teams in the early rounds (so no more is there a matchup reward unless you're first) and it hurts your draft position. Not to mention killing yourself through a gruelling 82.
Tradeoff is only home ice. I think I'll take the former.
Slow and steady through the regular season. Extra rest playoff position permitting. And go into the post-season fresher and healthier.
Fact is the Blues had home ice advantage in just one series out of four. And you could argue the only series where they did have home ice (vs. Dallas) was the one they came closest to losing (won Game 7 OT).
I pains me to think that if Benn gets the blade of his stick just out an inch further, Dallas win the series in OT and there is no parade in St. Louis. It really is a game of inches.
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