- Dec 10, 2007
Back at home, let's get it done.
Moran on BSJ opined that’s it’s on Pasta and Marsh:
Wasn't that a big point of emphasis at the start of the season?Moran on BSJ opined that’s it’s on Pasta and Marsh:
“Is Bergeron getting tossed from so many draws because his linemates are cheating? There were five times last night when Bergeron got tossed and his stick wasn’t even down, with one being in the neutral zone. Marchand and Pastrnak have to be moving early…. right??”
dont those conversations happen on the ice? players are always talking to officials.Wasn't that a big point of emphasis at the start of the season?
Seems like an easy thing to resolve, if true. "Hey bruins - this is why we toss your centerman". And then, you know, the team could stop doing it. But that seems to simple.
It was funny that during one of the faceoffs, the Lightning player was the one that was moving. Enough that the ref didn't drop the puck, and the Bruin player made some comment to the linesman about gestured at the Lightning player and his movement. Linesman than promptly threw out the Bruin player even though they had been static and hadn't moved.http://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/05/02/bruins-patrice-bergeron-faceoffs-nhl-playoffs-lightning/
“It’s a bit of a head scratcher to be honest with you,” said Bergeron. “I’ve been asking a lot of questions but I don’t seem to be getting any answers. It’s up to me to adjust and be better.”
I thought Heinen was excellent last game.I would like to see a big game from Rick, Krejci, and/or Backes. But in addition to those usual suspects, I feel like Heinen may be due. I didn't get to watch as much regular season as I would've liked, but Heinen's numbers look good (5th on the team in points, although being 3rd in GP probably helps him). He's listed as C, but I can't always keep track of Schaller, Kuraly, Heinen, and Acciari. Anyone care to enlighten me on his game and whether it's fair to have bigger expectations for him, or whether those hopes should pinned on Schaller, Kuraly, or Acciari.
Yup, he’s a good second line wing. Young, on his elc and cost controlled for another four years with upside to go along with 20-25 goals and 30 assists next year. With Backes and Krejci, it’s lucky they have Bjork, Heinen and Donato helping out on the low end of the pay scale.I thought Heinen was excellent last game.
He doesn’t always do the obvious stuff, but he generally doesn’t make mistakes, and often puts himself into good positions on the ice. He has good puck possession, wins a lot of 1 on 1 battles, and makes smart and safe plays.
As far as production- he’s skating with a dinged up Riley and David Backes, who has never been known as a creator, even in his earlier years. Next year, skating with 46 and 74, he’ll be right back up there in point production.
He had a couple of blips this year, but I think he’s been back on track since sitting v the Leafs.