Jack and Brick kept saying the Bruins “let the Flyers hang around” but I don’t think that was really the case. It was kind of a lousy performance. The D kinda sucked, particularly 33-73 IMO. Uncharacteristic, they’ll clean that up.
The deeper problems are no secret. They have 5 goals since the break ended- Bergeron, Pastrnak, Bergeron, Pastrnak, Pastrnak- 3 ES and 2 PPG. That is what needs to be addressed by the front office.
I like that Cassidy is mad...I just think it's a little misguided. These guys are professionals, Chara isn't a babysitter. His leadership hasn't been a problem for 20 years, I don't think it's the problem on this team. And Carlo was fine tonight in the 30 minutes I saw. He was all over the ice, for better and (sometimes) worse. I'd much rather see that than him standing around being indecisive. I didn't notice McAvoy, which is a legitimate problem.
Fixing the black hole at 3C and not benching one of your best 4 defensemen might help the team play better. Just my $0.02
I think Butch is a better judge of what he wants to see from his D than we are...if he's publicly throwing dudes under the bus, then he's not getting what he wants.
This seems to be a fairly routine thing though- he has a couple of times a year he throws some heat on the players and they've responded well in the past. I think it's just the fact that it's on Chara (although it's more to other people via Chara) that makes it so startling.
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