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Old 02-16-2019, 08:03 PM
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Default Bruin's lookin real good.................

Third straight championship for Boston?
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by rcdelude View Post
Third straight championship for Boston?
Long way to go Capt.They still only have one solid line,rest is patchwork.
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:11 PM
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Third straight championship for Boston?
no chance.

No depth
no goaltending
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:32 AM
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With Pasta out scoring seems to be spreading around. Funny when Bergie was out the same thing happened. But when everyone is back it seems like the whole team plays defense and waits for the first line to score. That is not the recipe for a long playoff run. They are very entertaining to watch but unless they give up on some of the young talent to get a slightly old in the tooth ex-super star, they won't go too deep. But then again they tried that last year and it didn't work out. The best scenario is to get the youngsters to step up.... here is hoping.

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With Pasta out scoring seems to be spreading around. Funny when Bergie was out the same thing happened. But when everyone is back it seems like the whole team plays defense and waits for the first line to score. That is not the recipe for a long playoff run. They are very entertaining to watch but unless they give up on some of the young talent to get a slightly old in the tooth ex-super star, they won't go too deep. But then again they tried that last year and it didn't work out. The best scenario is to get the youngsters to step up.... here is hoping.

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until they get a legit goalie they will never go anywhere. I hate to see them give up youth for a third line player when the problem is goaltending.
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We had this debate last year. They have above average (top third) goaltending. And every stat in the book backs me up. Do they have Elite goaltending? No you are right they do not have an Elite goalie. But 26 to 30 teams don't have Elite goaltending either. Now if your argument is that you can't win the Cup without elite goaltending then we can have a rational conversation (I may even agree with that). But if you are saying "The Bruins Goalies Suck!!!," well any objective measuement and a lot of players / coaches / reporter / rational people disagree with you.

From todays Globe "
“He’s one of the most elite goalies in the league,” teammate Brad Marchand said. “He gives us an opportunity every night. You saw the saves he made to keep us in it.” OK I will give you that Marchand maybe rooting a bit too hard for a team mate.... Or maybe you think he doesn't know what he's talking about?

"Rask is on a heater. He is 11-0-2 since Dec. 29, with a 1.93 GAA and .933 save percenta ge in that stretch.....ok that is only the last 13 games. He did have a really rough patch earlier in the year leading to a leave of absence from the team but Halak played pretty well during that stretch." Tim Thomas wasn't a career long Elite goalie. He got hot for a year then imploded....

Current Stat Rank:
GAA. Rask 8, Halak 6
Save Percentage: Rask 10 Halak 7

Haters gonna hate.

I do not disagree with you about giving up young talent for a washed up third liner.... The only way I would consider it if they get a legit 30 goal scorer to put with Krechi and DeBrusk. Last year they tried and failed to do that with Rick Nash

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We had this debate last year. They have above average (top third) goaltending. And every stat in the book backs me up. Do they have Elite goaltending? No you are right they do not have an Elite goalie. But 26 to 30 teams don't have Elite goaltending either. Now if your argument is that you can't win the Cup without elite goaltending then we can have a rational conversation (I may even agree with that). But if you are saying "The Bruins Goalies Suck!!!," well any objective measuement and a lot of players / coaches / reporter / rational people disagree with you.

From todays Globe "
“He’s one of the most elite goalies in the league,” teammate Brad Marchand said. “He gives us an opportunity every night. You saw the saves he made to keep us in it.” OK I will give you that Marchand maybe rooting a bit too hard for a team mate.... Or maybe you think he doesn't know what he's talking about?

"Rask is on a heater. He is 11-0-2 since Dec. 29, with a 1.93 GAA and .933 save percenta ge in that stretch.....ok that is only the last 13 games. He did have a really rough patch earlier in the year leading to a leave of absence from the team but Halak played pretty well during that stretch." Tim Thomas wasn't a career long Elite goalie. He got hot for a year then imploded....

Current Stat Rank:
GAA. Rask 8, Halak 6
Save Percentage: Rask 10 Halak 7

Haters gonna hate.

I do not disagree with you about giving up young talent for a washed up third liner.... The only way I would consider it if they get a legit 30 goal scorer to put with Krechi and DeBrusk. Last year they tried and failed to do that with Rick Nash

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Wow so rask is on a roll. Have you forgotten about his start to the season? Rask is a top paid goalie in the league, elite is the expectation. He is in reality average to below average. I do not need stats, I have the eyeball test and his history of, literally failing to show up for big games.

Bruins will never, ever win with rask. I blame management as they have never once brought in a legit goalie to compete for the starting job (halak has been the closest). Rask has been anointed the starter for 8 years and is on cruise control with no effort. Rask has led the bruins exactly nowhere and the one year they went to the cup with him, he crapped his pants and let Chicago win.

Goaltending is the bruins top concern. Until it is resolved, mediocrity will be the norm.
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What can I say.... . Anton Khuhdobin is currently 9th in Save Percentage and 10th in GAA. But you have eyes....

They finished 4th in the league last year and lost in the second round of the playoff (admittedly slightly disappointing) they are currently 6th in the league right now. Is mediocrity when the Partiots lose in the Super Bowl or only when they don't make it to the Super Bowl and lose the AFC Championship Game?

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Tampa Bay will be tough to beat.........they have 4 good lines, and some of the elite players in the game, and great goaltending...
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The only team I'd bet on is the Caps...........
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Tampa Bay will be tough to beat.........they have 4 good lines, and some of the elite players in the game, and great goaltending...
I agree. That is where the B's always blow up. The B's have three or five of the elite players in the game. A first line that may be the best in the league. A second line with hope, could evolve or trade to be elite but they are playing average at best. A third line that is young and I have hope but to date they are ineffective. A forth line that are effective muckers and role players. Good but not great D and above average but not elite goaltending...

Unless they develop a strong second line there is no way they get past the Bolts. But they are a fun, young and exciting team non-the-less.

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What can I say.... . Anton Khuhdobin is currently 9th in Save Percentage and 10th in GAA. But you have eyes....

They finished 4th in the league last year and lost in the second round of the playoff (admittedly slightly disappointing) they are currently 6th in the league right now. Is mediocrity when the Partiots lose in the Super Bowl or only when they don't make it to the Super Bowl and lose the AFC Championship Game?

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Rask = 4th highest paid goalie
khudobin = 37th highest paid goalie.

So the bruins are getting 37th paid production out of the 4th highest paid goalie. Like I stated - mediocrity.
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Like the Pats, they somehow got the win tonight.
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If they could trade Rask today for a top line wing that can reliably hit the back of the net they should do it.
Otherwise, 1-2 rounds at best.
With today's game of blocking shots out front, the goalie has become less important.
The only time the goalie becomes critical is OT and SO.
And my question with Rask has always been, when has he ever stolen a game for them?
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If they could trade Rask today for a top line wing that can reliably hit the back of the net they should do it.
Otherwise, 1-2 rounds at best.
With today's game of blocking shots out front, the goalie has become less important.
The only time the goalie becomes critical is OT and SO.
And my question with Rask has always been, when has he ever stolen a game for them?
that would have to be rask plus other players plus draft picks. Rask alone carries little to no trade value.
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tampa - san jose finals

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They held on last night. One more game in St Louis to complete a west road series sweep.

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That trade does nothing for the Bruins other than add a little size.
If Donato had played in same # of games as Coyle, their numbers would be comparable.
Even if they make him 3rd line center he adds nothing as he's not a + faceoff guy.
They need a goalscorer, not a "good guy in the room"! They already have a David Backes. 1 is enough.
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