11/24- Bruins @ Sabres

cshea

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The Bruins are finally into the normal rhythym of a season with games occurring on a regular basis. Time to string some wins together and climb the standings. It starts tonight with the bad, but frisky Buffalo Sabres.

Goalie is a question mark for tonight. It was supposed to be Ullmark but he tweaked something in the morning skate and is a game time decision. The rest of the lineup remains the same.

Marchand - Bergeron - Pastrnak
Hall - Coyle - Foligno
DeBrusk - Haula - Smith
Blidh - Nosek - Lazar

Grzelyck - McAvoy
Forbort - Carlo
Reilly - Zboril

Ullmark/Swayman
 

Salem's Lot

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Softest team ever. Best player gets destroyed from behind into the boards and the rest of the team does NOTHING.
Coyle jumped on the guy that hit him and the guy turtled. What are they supposed to do? Kick him in the face? The game isn’t played like that anymore. This isn’t 1977.
 

wiffleballhero

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I'm glad it is only a cut, but that hit was completely avoidable and the dude should be fined into my income bracket. I didn't know Tom Wilson did summer camps for wannabes around the league.
 

joe dokes

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I'm glad it is only a cut, but that hit was completely avoidable and the dude should be fined into my income bracket. I didn't know Tom Wilson did summer camps for wannabes around the league.
FWIW--Both Brickley (in real time) and Cassidy (after the game) didn't think the hit was dirty.
It was an ugly outcome, and could have been far worse for McAvoy, but Cassidy did not feel it was a dirty play by the Sabres center. “I don’t think so,” he said. “I honestly think when players turn like that, you’re kind of committed to a hit, it’s tough [for the checker] to take yourself out of that. Listen, I’m not gonna … I know if it was our player hitting a guy like that, I’d say ‘Boy, he’s in a tough spot he’s just trying to finish his check.’
I dont play so I dont know about the "hard to not finish the check" part. But McAvoy definitely turned face to the boards just before he got hit.
 

McDrew

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I think 2 minutes was the right punishment.

Also, Zboril is both
* Not getting mentioned when things get fucked up
* getting mentioned when he does small things that help the team.

Both are good ways to stay on the gameday roster
 

wiffleballhero

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FWIW--Both Brickley (in real time) and Cassidy (after the game) didn't think the hit was dirty.
What can I say? In real time it seemed to me to be the poster child for a hit that did not need to be finished, in a situation where the player (McAvoy) was clearly about to get smashed by that edge on the boards, and at a moment where the player had the time to see what was unfolding. It was also in garbage time.
 

joe dokes

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What can I say? In real time it seemed to me to be the poster child for a hit that did not need to be finished, in a situation where the player (McAvoy) was clearly about to get smashed by that edge on the boards, and at a moment where the player had the time to see what was unfolding. It was also in garbage time.
Not being critical. I thought the same at the time.