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    Bruins 2021 Season Thread

    If we see the Debrusk we saw on Thursday the last three games of the season, he will push someone else out of the lineup.
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    Bruins 2021 Season Thread

    I think your caution was understandable and maybe the rest of us have gotten lucky with our optimism. It does feel like things are lining up just right. It would be amazing to get JDB, Coyle and Kase going in these next two games. Marchand-Bergeron-Pasta Hall-Krejci-Smith JDB-Coyle-Kase...
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    2021-22 Goalie

    I don't think he will get that kind of term and money because he has to sign a 35+ contract. That said, if that happens, I would go with what you're talking about here. I just don't think they have a chance of winning anything without a second line center given Bergeron will be playing his age...
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    2021-22 Goalie

    Krejci is a different problem all together. There are zero options on the UFA market to replace him. I think they need him coming back but it presents a real issue with the 2022 UFA class being loaded with center talent and a huge organizational need. Krejci is by far the best UFA center...
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    2021-22 Goalie

    Ideally they re-sign rask for a couple years and put Swayman in the old Rask role to see if he really is the guy he appears to be. The new NHL is a 2 goalie league so you'd need a second guy anyway. Rask still has a fair amount left in the tank, though I don't get the sense he wants to play...
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    Tom Wilson

    If there was no NHL, Tom Wilson would definitely be in jail. The whataboutism in this thread is crazy. There are maybe 3 or 4 players in the modern history of this league who is even close to the level of predator this guy is on the ice. Off the top of my head I can think of dirty hits that...
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    Let's talk possible 1st round opponents

    I’d prefer the caps or pens. I went with the pens because the caps injure a bruins defenseman literally every game. The bruins can beat all of those teams if they play at their best. They can score on both those teams relatively easily. There is less margin of error with the stingy isles...
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    Pats Draft Rd.1/15: QB Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones

    I laugh about this as well. He did graduate in 2.5 years though and has a masters degree though, so there is SOME reason to believe he actually tried in school.
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    Pats Draft Rd.1/15: QB Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones

    After sleeping on it I’m feeling better. I wanted fields badly and he got tantalizingly close. I think Mac at 15 is fine. He seems good enough to be a long time nfl starter and that’s an obvious need for this team. I think I had convinced myself that the upside of fields being so high was...
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    April News and Stuff

    On the reunion of the 2011 championship zoom last year someone (I think Greg Campbell) said that Looch ruined the Buffalo sabres that night. Interesting to hear that players in the league are talking that way. Iconic moment for Lucic.
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    Garrett Richards' simplified delivery

    Thanks - Baseball savant is amazing. I hated watching that blue jays start so much and the pitch cluster gives me bad memories. 5 pitches above the batter's head shouldn't happen to a big league starter. Good on him for putting some real work in on the off days. Let's see him do it again.
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    Garrett Richards' simplified delivery

    I think there was a real tangible difference between who he was against the blue jays and who he was against the mets and that isn't just quality of competition. That was his last start against the blue jays (an abject disaster). You can see his four seamer was all over the place and his...
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    Garrett Richards' simplified delivery

    he didn’t look like the same pitcher start to start. I don’t think he’s the guy we saw long term but it was a lot closer to recognizable Garrett Richards than the guy who threw the ball from 8000 different release points the previous start. It was an extremely encouraging performance and a...
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    Bruins 2021 Season Thread

    Agreed. Unfortunately organizational (NHL too) depth at RW is pretty thin. I don't think Senyshyn is going to get another real shot. I'd guess Cassidy will keep rolling this line hoping it gets going if the other 3 lines keep rolling.
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    Three True Outcomes, The Bobby Dalbec Thread.

    Ya, not ideal. Obvious SSS caveats apply with all of this stuff. Franchy is hitting a lot of ground balls softly and getting decent results on them. He has yet to barrell a ball and he's striking out A LOT. All of his front end statcast stuff is off (LA, avg exit velocity) from his career...
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    Three True Outcomes, The Bobby Dalbec Thread.

    I honestly don't think Bobby should change anything. He is #10 in the league in barrel% at 19.4% with a somewhat manageable 34% k rate (dont get me wrong, this is a bottom 10% number but I think around expected for Bobby when he's scuffling). I think the home runs are coming soon. I think...
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    Bruins 2021 Season Thread

    Jake has been pretty good (relatively speaking) despite no points since the trade deadline. He has 17 shots on goal in 5 games over that span and has had noticeable jump. Ritchie has 5 over that same time span. Shots aren’t everything but that’s pretty indicative of what it looks like out...
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    2021 Draft

    He's definitely exciting. I'd prefer him to the second tier pitchers or the high school SS (Marcelo Mayer and Brady House).
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    2021 Draft

    Kumar was back in the mid 90's last weekend and is easily the most fun personality in the top 4. I would love it if he fell but I just think its going to be some combination of Leiter, Lawler,Rocker and the Red Sox juuuust miss on the three elite guys. I could be talked into being happy about...
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    Who is this Nathan Eovaldi and what did you do with the old Nathan Eovaldi?

    Really great stuff @A Bad Man The release point is interesting. You can see all of his secondary stuff is really coming out of the same basic spot which must be really challenging hitters given the velocity he generates. It's encouraging to me to see tangible evidence of a chance in...