Jump to content


Yo! You're not logged in. Why am I seeing this ad?

Photo

3/13 @ Tampa Bay


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
233 replies to this topic

#201 Salem's Lot


  • Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog!


  • 1518 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:27 PM

The gig is up!


I don't think you'd lose your gig. As far as I know NESN doesn't have a anti-SOSH policy, so you should be safe.

#202 Spaulding Smails


  • Worth a thousand words


  • 2658 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

Boychuk rips a shot off of Bergy but hey at least we scored!!!

#203 FelixMantilla


  • reincarnated mr hate


  • 8617 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:33 PM

A goal!

#204 catomatic


  • thinks gen turgidson is super mean!!!


  • 793 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:34 PM

One game in hand, 2 points ahead with wheels flying off ............. circling 4/5 at Scotiabank...........

#205 Manzivino

  • 2176 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:36 PM

I was just picking out someone, I'm not claiming Seguin is the pure scorer Stamkos is. And youre right, those players would be more apt examples.


Seguin's 3rd among Bruins forwards in even strength TOI/G. He plays as much on the PP as Krejci and Lucic. He was limited last season because he was 18 and physically overmatched, but I don't see any problem with how he's been handled. Every scouting report I read about him pre-draft was that he had all the tools to turn into a dominant two-way center if he put forth the effort defensively, like "closest thing to Stevie Y since Stevie Y" type reports. To have not forced him to focus on getting better defensively would have been an absolute waste, especially when so much of defense is just effort.

I guess I'm just confused. The last time Julien had two elite offensive players, he played Savard and Kessel the most even strength minutes of his forwards. Chiarelli extended Savard and would have signed Kessel if he had been willing to take the ~$4MM/yr that Krejci signed for. They traded a first for Horton as a purely offensive move; hell, they traded a shit ton of assets for the terrible defensively Kaberle because they thought he would be worth it offensively. I can't remember an opportunity the Bruins have had to acquire a purely offensive player that they've passed on for philosophical reasons. I think it's much more likely a product of valuations. Offensive ability is valued very highly, elite offense usually prohibitively so, while defensive ability is generally undervalued, so the Bruins prefer to get a 15 goal guy with plus defense for half the price of a one-dimensional 25 goal guy.

#206 Jed Zeppelin


  • SoSH Member


  • 15385 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:36 PM

Seriously, I fucking love fadeaway slapshots. LOVE THEM.

#207 AimingForYoko


  • SoSH Member


  • 14335 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

Good lord. There are still 14 minutes in this game.

Well, at least theyre not getting shut out.

#208 Jed Zeppelin


  • SoSH Member


  • 15385 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

Of course, there's also the fact that this boring defensively oriented system has produced a top offense in three of the last four seasons.

#209 AimingForYoko


  • SoSH Member


  • 14335 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:42 PM

All the trade deadline made me do was seriously despise Kaberle. Fuck him and I hope he gets attacked by a bobcat or whatever the fuck they have wherever the fuck he is.

#210 Manzivino

  • 2176 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

Look at how Seguin's been ruined!

#211 Manzivino

  • 2176 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

Yes, I know that's not what you meant BSF.

#212 Manzivino

  • 2176 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:45 PM

Geoff Ward, on the other hand, we can fucking fire.

#213 Jed Zeppelin


  • SoSH Member


  • 15385 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

Nobody will remember it because the team has been so shitty but Lucic has been incredibly good - the brightest spot in these dark days.

#214 Jed Zeppelin


  • SoSH Member


  • 15385 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:48 PM

Philly is the biggest game of the season. If they can't get up for that one then that's probably it.

#215 Blacken


  • Paddy Tanniger the Caddy Manager


  • 8288 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:50 PM

Eat shit, Turco

#216 Spaulding Smails


  • Worth a thousand words


  • 2658 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:51 PM

Annnnnnnnnnnnd Jack just came.

#217 Blacken


  • Paddy Tanniger the Caddy Manager


  • 8288 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:51 PM

Geoff Ward, on the other hand, we can fucking fire.

You missed a word.

That word is light.

EDIT: I suppose you missed on too

Edited by Blacken, 13 March 2012 - 08:51 PM.


#218 SpacemanzGerbil

  • 2908 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

There's really no chance at all that it wasn't Corvo who tripped over the blue line, right?

#219 AimingForYoko


  • SoSH Member


  • 14335 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:54 PM

Hahahaha...no.

#220 Jed Zeppelin


  • SoSH Member


  • 15385 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

Remember when the Bruins played the Flames and Iginla had the chance to reach a milestone, but instead they said fuck you and won by six thousand?

#221 Nomar813


  • SoSH Member


  • 6341 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

Remember when this team's biggest problem was the occasional Corvo brain fart? I will never complain about that obnoxious little douche ever again.

#222 AimingForYoko


  • SoSH Member


  • 14335 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:57 PM

Humbled? They've been like shit, whats there to humble?

#223 Salem's Lot


  • Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog!


  • 1518 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:57 PM

6 goals on 15 fucking shots.

#224 ngruz25


  • Bibby


  • 9586 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:57 PM

That puck was by Turco before he even moved. He may be cooked.

I'm convinced that the Lightning are intentionally keeping their shot total low because it means the Bruins have a comically bad save percentage tonight.

#225 Spaulding Smails


  • Worth a thousand words


  • 2658 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

While I agree with Brick that defense needs to be much better, the goaltending has been utter dogshit.

#226 Blacken


  • Paddy Tanniger the Caddy Manager


  • 8288 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

I was fairly sure Corvo was going to shoot it on Turco there.

#227 Salem's Lot


  • Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog!


  • 1518 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:09 PM

While I agree with Brick that defense needs to be much better, the goaltending has been utter dogshit.


I'd go as far as saying that the main reason why the defense has sucked is because they know that every mistake they made will result in a goal. The defense is playing with no confidence right now. Teams need big saves every now and then. This team isn't getting them. Hard to win when your down 2-0 early every fucking night.

#228 Manzivino

  • 2176 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:11 PM

Pretty much the only bright spot from the abomination of the last two weeks is Jordan Caron giving some signs that he's figuring out the NHL and should be a legit fixture on the third line next year, with long term top-6 upside.

#229 scotian1


  • SoSH Member


  • 5182 posts

Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:26 PM

You guys are so spoiled, how would you like to be a Leaf fan and have to glory in times almost 50 years ago!

#230 Myt1


  • thinks tim thomas is a dick-fil-a


  • 19498 posts

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:08 AM

Seguin's 3rd among Bruins forwards in even strength TOI/G. He plays as much on the PP as Krejci and Lucic. He was limited last season because he was 18 and physically overmatched, but I don't see any problem with how he's been handled. Every scouting report I read about him pre-draft was that he had all the tools to turn into a dominant two-way center if he put forth the effort defensively, like "closest thing to Stevie Y since Stevie Y" type reports. To have not forced him to focus on getting better defensively would have been an absolute waste, especially when so much of defense is just effort.

I guess I'm just confused. The last time Julien had two elite offensive players, he played Savard and Kessel the most even strength minutes of his forwards. Chiarelli extended Savard and would have signed Kessel if he had been willing to take the ~$4MM/yr that Krejci signed for. They traded a first for Horton as a purely offensive move; hell, they traded a shit ton of assets for the terrible defensively Kaberle because they thought he would be worth it offensively. I can't remember an opportunity the Bruins have had to acquire a purely offensive player that they've passed on for philosophical reasons. I think it's much more likely a product of valuations. Offensive ability is valued very highly, elite offense usually prohibitively so, while defensive ability is generally undervalued, so the Bruins prefer to get a 15 goal guy with plus defense for half the price of a one-dimensional 25 goal guy.


Why let facts get in the way of irrational whining?

#231 TheRealness


  • Don't make him go all Lucic on your ash


  • 8237 posts

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:43 PM

You guys are so spoiled, how would you like to be a Leaf fan and have to glory in times almost 50 years ago!


There it is, perspective! I like it.

#232 Nomar813


  • SoSH Member


  • 6341 posts

Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

You guys are so spoiled, how would you like to be a Leaf fan and have to glory in times almost 50 years ago!

Until recently, that would have translated to only 35 years or so in the states.

#233 The Napkin


  • wise ass al kaprielian


  • 13584 posts

Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:30 PM

Still no power. The 8:00 deadline to have everyone back has come and gone. Now saying "by morning ". But have also heard a rep admit they are just giving times with no plans to actually meet them. Menino and N-star made sure Symphony Hall has power though. They didn't want them to have to cancel the Chieftains concert series, whatever the heck that is.


#234 NickEsasky


  • Code Name: Duchess


  • 6842 posts

Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:08 AM

Still no power. The 8:00 deadline to have everyone back has come and gone. Now saying "by morning ". But have also heard a rep admit they are just giving times with no plans to actually meet them. Menino and N-star made sure Symphony Hall has power though. They didn't want them to have to cancel the Chieftains concert series, whatever the heck that is.


Why do you gotta hate on proud Irish folk music so close to St. Patrick's Day?