Full 60, How many teams truly play a full 60

Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by ODAAT, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. ODAAT

    ODAAT Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Messages:
    42,283
    Likes Received:
    2,896
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Occupation:
    Restaurant Biz
    Location:
    Halifax
    I posted something in the post GDT about the "full 60" that we all talk about , and the coaches too.

    I wonder though, in all fairness, even the elite teams can`t play a full 60 minute game all the time. I`ve watched a few Hawks games, clearly a few Bruins games, the Pens, force fed the Canucks here too. In the game today, it`s a rare thing to see a team completely dominate another team (unless those teams are the Sabres/Oilers), play crisp, concise hockey, giving opponents little to no chance for push back.

    I didn`t start a poll here but I was wondering if we were to hear from the teams with the best records coaches, over the course of a full season, what would they put as a realistic number of games as being one`s where they felt they got a true, and bonafide "full 60"????

    My guess is 12-15 of pure 60 minute hockey with barely an opponent being able to push back.

    You folks??
     
  2. Terrier

    Terrier Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    4,066
    Likes Received:
    465
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Newton, MA
    Home Page:
    As an fan, it's easy for me to squawk about "the full 60". If I, for instance, tagged along with the Bruins on a long road trip that featured back-to-backs with 3 a.m. hotel arrivals in between, I'd probably get a good taste of how tough it can actually be.
     
  3. PB37

    PB37 Mr Selke

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Messages:
    17,816
    Likes Received:
    2,376
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maine
    All teams have dips and peaks in terms of consistency and effort within the game. It's just that the good teams like the Bruins will still find ways to win regardless of putting in a full 60 or only dominating one/two periods.
     
  4. BobbyAwe

    BobbyAwe Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,743
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Occupation:
    machine operator
    Location:
    South Carolina
    I don't understand? A "full 60" meaning that a team puts out their maximum effort for the whole game doesn't necessarily mean they will dominate the other team for all 60 minutes - what if the other team also gives a "full 60"? It is unrealistic to imagine that every single player on the ice for a certain team will play their best for the entire game, the most you can say is that one team might dominate the other in general in a given game. But i think you are confusing maximum effort ("full 60") with "domination"?
     
  5. RussellmaniaKW

    RussellmaniaKW Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Messages:
    11,278
    Likes Received:
    2,666
    Trophy Points:
    186
    I agree that getting a full 60 on a consistent basis out of any team is pretty rare, which is why to me that game 7 victory against the Canucks will always go down as the clearest instance of a team that played a "perfect" game. On the road, game 7, with the stakes that high they put out a perfect 60 minute effort and it was glorious.
     
  6. Artemis

    Artemis Took the red pill

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Messages:
    20,860
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Editor
    Location:
    Mount Olympus
    Good point.

    Though it undoubtedly drives coaches mad. :)
     
  7. Colt.45Orr

    Colt.45Orr Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2003
    Messages:
    13,069
    Likes Received:
    642
    Trophy Points:
    214
    Location:
    Canada
    Home Page:
    In the playoffs, teams give a full 60(+) min effort quite often. In the regular season? Not many, not often.
     
  8. BNHL

    BNHL Registered User Sponsor

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    18,875
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Occupation:
    Neuroscientist
    Location:
    Boston
    50% of the time-Zero.
     
  9. LSCII

    LSCII Dark Cloud

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2002
    Messages:
    39,040
    Likes Received:
    3,032
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Occupation:
    sales
    Location:
    Central MA
    Home Page:
    None do. It's a cliche
     
  10. BrainOfJ

    BrainOfJ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    20,706
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    91
    Location:
    Wherever Griffith is
    It is unrealistic to expect. The issue is when they go a full 60 without effort.
     
  11. Mr. Make-Believe

    Mr. Make-Believe Pass me another nail

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    26,573
    Likes Received:
    1,441
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Occupation:
    Film Critic
    Location:
    Erotic Fantasies
    Home Page:
    ...

    The thing with this is, we've all seen how dominant this team can be when they are going all out. So when there are extended periods of play where they look slow, sloppy and disinterested, the "full 60" slogan comes into play. But it really is little more than a slogan.

    Bobby Orr mentioned in his book that Boston fans don't demand the greatest skillset from their sports heroes, but rather effort and gusto. You can be an icon in New England just by giving it your all, all of the time. We tend to harp on it more than most other markets.

    While the B's didn't play the "full 60" in last night's game agains the Leafs, I still came away with a huge sense of pride in my team. The last five minutes of that game was absolutely dominated by the B's and they walked away with a big win because of it.
     
  12. ODAAT

    ODAAT Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Messages:
    42,283
    Likes Received:
    2,896
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Occupation:
    Restaurant Biz
    Location:
    Halifax
    We see/read/hear coaches/fans and media talking about a 60 minute effort in interviews given all the time. Have a peek at the past GDT`s here, plenty of "60 minute effort" kind of quotes.

    Post 3 in the [email protected] thread is merely one reference, took all of 11 posts on the Lightning/Bruins GDT for tomorrow`s tilt
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"