You're just saying that because they traded Zibanejad.FL4twaa. Like Fatwah.
I love it, and I'll allow it. I join you in issuing a FL4twaa against the corrupt hockey Wahhabism of Guy al Boucher, Erik bin Karl, and Dion al Cuck.
InshallBergeron the Bruins hold home ice on Wednesday
You think the Bruins embellish to a degree even remotely on par with some other teams around the league?lolololololol
I thought they played a lot better with Pasta on Krejci's line and Backes on the Bergeron line. Good to see that seems to be the plan tonight.IIRC, Pasta started on the Bergy line in G3, but then was paired with Krejci after a few shifts, and certainly by the 2nd period. Personally, I liked Pasta on the Bergy line and Backes seems like the kind of player that DK does well with. I'll be interested to see how this plays out. Also, I'd be irrationally excited if C. Miller could supplant Cross tonight.
Confirmation from Cassidy on Miller.Colin Miller says he's ready to go. I assume he goes in for Cross.
I didn't watch as closely during Game 3 but his gap control in Game 2 was absolutely horrendous on several occasions, so I imagine the defensive part of his game leaves a lot to be desired.Liles is pretty meh. Not much happens when he is on the ice. In the regular season he was above 50% in CF, GF, SF, etc which is fine for a bottom pairing defenceman. I haven't really had a problem with Liles. He's just kind of there.
I did find it interesting in game 3 that Cassidy's bench shortening included benching the Liles/Cross pairing when possible and resulted in Morrow playing like 10 minutes more than Liles. Morrow went from not playing for almost 3 months to a heavy top 4 role, leapfrogging Liles. I've always thought eye-test wise Morrow looked good. He's mobile, skates well, can make a good first pass and join in the rush. The team has really buried him though. We'll see what sort of TOI distribution happens tonight with Miller back.
I was surprised when I saw that he played twice as much as Liles. But Cassidy obviously saw something, at least as between those two.Morrow's looked like he's spooked out there...I agree his physical skills are very good, but he's been pretty shaky IMO. Not playing with confidence, which I guess is understandable.
He's been utterly on his heels when facing the oncoming rush - giving the attackers so much room to play with and allowing them into prime shooting areas with no objection. Shows flashes of fluid skating but overall he's been quite scary.I was surprised when I saw that he played twice as much as Liles. But Cassidy obviously saw something, at least as between those two.
One thing I heard several times.....from the NESN studio people and the NBC studio and broadcast crowd was that Morrow had, in the past, played pretty well upon getting back into the lineup, and then start to suck thereafter. Is that really conventional wisdom? I never thought he looked all that great to begin with (even though I thought he played better than I thought he would Monday).