10/17 - How do I live without you?

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Smith did a really good job of negating any chance the Bruins had of generating a forecheck tonight. He was really, really active on the puck.

Might be something to watch going forward.
 

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The bottom 3 lines each had 1-2 shifts where they were good, but consistency on those lines is an ongoing issue. I'm more worried about Chara though. He's been beaten by younger, faster players more than I expected early in the season and I'm worried this team's biggest hole isn't a 3C, but a shutdown 1st pairing defense. McAvoy isn't dominant enough yet, and Chara isn't dominant enough anymore.
 

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The bottom 3 lines each had 1-2 shifts where they were good, but consistency on those lines is an ongoing issue. I'm more worried about Chara though. He's been beaten by younger, faster players more than I expected early in the season and I'm worried this team's biggest hole isn't a 3C, but a shutdown 1st pairing defense. McAvoy isn't dominant enough yet, and Chara isn't dominant enough anymore.
McAvoy hasn't quite looked the same, but I think he was a legit #1 shutdown D last season. I'm not too worried about him though. He was one of the players who was pretty sick in China, right?