Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by Fenway, May 8, 2018.
Yikes. So he's blaming them losing the series because Rask didn't steal one game??? That's a bit harsh. I could have agreed that Rask could or should have stolen a game but to pin them losing the series on him not stealing one game is a big stretch.
Is it Rask's fault his team had only one scoring line? Is it his fault that the defense left him out to dry more than once on breakaways in two different series?
I mean, come on. They are plenty of other guys i'd be glaring daggers at first. I'm not the biggest Tukka fan either, but you can hardly blame this series loss on him. If at all, he deserves a small piece of it.
The whole team top to bottom, save for game 1, didn't show the same commitment to the little things that Tampa did. And even in game 1 Rask kept them in it until they started scoring.
Tampa has a very good team, and at the same time, they looked like a team that knew what it took to win in the playoffs.
He wasn't great but he was the better goalie both series. Glad we have him for 3 more years I don't think the Bruins are very good at scouting pro talent and I do think the next guy is going to suck.
Well, he's definitely a Bruins fan....
I agree that Rask didn't steal a game, but there were periods where he was the one that kept them in it. TB had so many better quality shots on goal....
And I expected better from Don Cherry than the whole, "the refs hate Brad so they don't give Bruins calls so it's Marchand's fault".
Sorry, but hell no. If the refs are clearly biased it's a problem with those officials and the NHL as a whole and should be taken to the feds (as they're the one's that oversee professional sports in the United States). Call bias is in a sense rigging the game.
Don't score a 5 on 5 goal for 3 straight games .. blame the goalie !!!
In reality Rask half stole game 1 by holding the fort until we scored a few . Tbay was dominant early in that game like every game .
Don is entertaining but anyone who listens to a lot of the crap and silly things he says decide and swings series just lol lol He is totally ridiculous.
The reality is I would bet he didn't even watch the games close at all.
Don Cherry... just there to stir things up, and self promote. Self-promotion is his job, so not a dig... but this is just giving someone more attention, than they should get. He's like Eklund... ignore him, and hope he goes away. Rask is a fine goalie and a big reason for the success of the Bruins this year.... signed, Leafs fan.
BTW... Marchand is one hell of a player, one of the best in the NHL. His antic are an embarrassment, and need to be reigned in, before they end up costing the team. It's ok to play with and edge, and a fire, but unchecked... it ends up being selfish, and if he gets suspended at some point, could be costly if it's at the wrong time.... like Kadri, another guy who needs to learn some self control and potentially did cost his team.
This like saying Vancouver lost game 7 because of Luongo ........
I know we all go back and forth on Rask here, but I think 95% of us can agree he's a very good goalie. I think it's very odd that he's taking so much flack around league circles and most of us agree he could have played better these play-offs. It was not vintage Rask, but to blame him is insane
Had Holtby taken this much? Bobrovsky? How long did it take Rinne to get to a Cup (who has been garbage by the way this post season, with THAT defense).
Is Cherry running Freddy the Fraud out of Toronto?
That is kind of true IMO.
Marchand has done a lot of dumb stuff, been punished by the league and the refs. If the refs don’t like him, fine, but they are professionals who are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to maintain objectivity, which some of them are clearly incapable of doing.
Marchand needs to cut the shit, but that doesn’t make referees being biased ok or even his fault.
Yeah, Don Cherry is just what you said, he's entertainment. I wouldn't put too much stock into what he says for the most part either way he goes. This was a big reach for sure. I do agree with him about Marchand though
I love Don Cherry, always have. Doesn't mean I will agree with him 100% of the time, like now.
I don't think it's right, but I definitely think they do it. It's almost human nature. It's like a teacher who constantly targets the class clown or bully, it's easy pickings. They tax him and the Bruins, and will continue to do so until either Marchand cleans it up, or the league tells them to cut the shit, and both scenarios have little chance of happening I would think.
Much easier to place the blame at the feet of one player than to acknowledge and understand that there are multiple reasons that they lost.
I cannot stand this man. I so wish he would go away. I will never forget the too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty, Mr Ego with bad fashion style.
It is true, but it's not right. If you don't like the guy then let the other team have an extra shot after the whistle, you don't let gloss over clear penalty shots or blatant holds that lead to goals. Don't f*** with the integrity of the game because there's a guy you don't like.
Personally I blame the dwindled intensity level on the end of the year schedule. The team was going through the motions, but they just didn't have that extra jump ... fatigue will do that to you. It was a brutal way to end the year and it caught up to them.
Otherwise great season by the team they just ran out of gas.
I think they lost because they ran out of gas and injuries started to take their toll. Rask was not “the” reason they lost, there were several reasons, but he was certainly one of them. His playoffs were not very inspiring and a bit concerning given the repeated pattern and his cap hit. I’m not sure he’s ever going to be “the guy” to steal games on route to a cup (eg tim Thomas) and I think you need that in today’s game given parity.
I wouldn’t say Rask was the reason they lost,but would say maybe he was one of the reasons.
Yeah the not being able to score 5-5 was definitely the biggest issue,one reason why I couldn’t understand Cassidy not splitting up the top line to try and get some production,really other than the first two games against the Leafs and power plays,the top line had been unproductive,and had actually been lousy defensively to boot.
He certainly wasn't putting up tremendous performances agreed, but I'm not sure if I would even put him as one of the reasons we lost.
Bc he dared to have an opinion?
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