Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by Greek_physique, Oct 20, 2014.
If this team falters because of no Kevin Millar then we might as well tank for McDavid.
Fine but that's different than what you said which was "He is our #7".
They opted to sit Bart for Miller 4/5 games so clearly they felt a little differently.
At least it's a bottom pairing guy who got injured but it will still sting in my opinion.
And I don't find him the least bit redundant in the physical department considering how few hits we're throwing and I think that's where it's going to sting a lot.
lol I know, right??
We have plenty of #6/#7 d to take his place. Depth means we have a lot of bottom of the barrel guys. At least we don't have to replace a top-4 d-man! Oh, wait...
this team was already faltering...... taking out even bit pieces can sting at this point.
Perhaps it was visions of the Montreal series dancing in my head but I feel the same.He seems lacking in mobility .Actually it is the biggest weakness of our D,a lack of speed and mobility.I am not sure if Bart is the answer but his skill set may help provided he isn't in the top 4.
this is hilarious to me because Boychuk fits right in that slot
Maybe with a LH d-man that can skate, but I thought that the Sides/JB pairing was a bad one to begin with because of the lack of mobility and they have never really played well as a pair IMO. It's why I wasn't as upset as many to begin with when Boychuk was traded. Unless Sides skates himself back into game form shortly, I'm starting to think they traded the wrong D man, but I understand why they made the deal.
I don't think that Miller or McQ are Top 4 d-men right now and maybe ever, and I didn't like the pairings with two immobile defensive D anyway. Losing Miller hurts the B's depth obviously, but I don't think he was the answer. Either Bart needs to step up and raise his level of play or the B's need to get a guy that can do that. A guy that can move the puck, but is not a defensive liability and makes less than what JB would have going forward.
our defense is brutal right now.
wouldnt be surprised to see a couple six packs go up against us in the next couple weeks.
miller even though he wasnt playing great this year, was still a +4
and we lose his physical play.
Looking forward to seeing Bart in there and getting some playing time, I still think this kid has some good offensive talent.
Bart is Tanabe all over again. So so defense, can skate but has no head for the game.
They should have kept Boychuk. It was such an unnecessary move
Still had impressive #'s as a rookie. I do realize that I am in the minority on this board for my feelings on Bart's play. Hopefully we see more plays like his preseason goal this year.
At least Tanabe had a highlight reel end-to-end rush that one year.
It's all part of the plan
Sigh, I've been thinking this as well. And as much as I'm sure seids will get better as he was out and couldnt even work out for half a year, he never was the beast Johnny was in the playoffs on both sides of the puck. He wasn't even all that good defensively against chicago in his last showing...
Going to have some faith in Bartkowski.... He's a stand up guy and can learn from his mistakes. Maybe the tool box catches up to the tools with more experience.
this is where I'm going as well. Defensemen are known for taking a long time to develop, not hitting their prime until 27 or so, and yet we expect him to be better than he is already. Personally I've seen him come a long way since he call up days...
I would have traded him and another player before I trade boychuk, but now that we have what we have, I'll err on the side of faith and positivity regarding him.
Yeah trading Boychuk will never make sense to me... I would have dealt Bart long before...but he's here so might as well root him on and wish for the best.
He has the tools. Maybe he won't overthink anymore, not sure...
With a higher salary, being older and coming off a major injury, Seides was probably a harder sell than Boychuk. Bruins brass also likes the flexibility that Seidenberg brings with his ability to play either side efficiently.
In every trade, there has to be two sides. It's easy to say, I would have traded this guy or this guy. Problem is you need some one to want said player.
The salary cap is not just a suggestion.
The Bruins had to comply.
that is a bad injury if he plans of fighting again.....I'd say Miller wont be fighting much if any even when he gets back, not with that in the back of your mind
It's funny you say that... If the B's take SJ tonight, I see them going on a 10 game winning streak!
haha, relax monty. And "totally not true" = "might be kinda true" given Rask's success, or lack of, against the Habs.
With Krug and Smith Finally Signed, There Was No Reason to Trade Johnny Boychuk
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