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Monday, October 23, 2006

Chiarelli not ready to pull the trigger... Yet.

According the the Boston Herald, Peter Chiarelli is not ready to pull the trigger yet. He believe that the team need some time to gelled but have concerns regarding the goaltending situation. He said that " If there are guys who need to develop and need some time, we’ll give them that time. But if there are areas that have to be fixed now, then they will be fixed ". So, if the goaltending is not improving after the week-end; you will probably see Chiarelli pull the trigger...


Anonymous Glenn said...

Getting a new goalie is not going to fix this teams problems. If they continue to score 2 goals a game, you could start Brimsek, Cheevers and Pete Peeters all at the same time and they are still only a .500 team.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

I agree with your point that 2 goals is not enough. But you have to admit that those softies golas are very costly especially when your offense didn't produce as expected.

5:38 PM  
Blogger BomberDrz said...

Total lack of confidence. The D doesn't expect the goalies to stop the puck and the goalies don't expect the d to stop the opposing team. They need a big win against a good time with a FULL 60 minute effort to gain the confidence they need. When healthy the talent is there the intangibles aren't right now.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Greg C said...

It also doesn't encourage much enthusiasm on the bench to score goals when you're already down by 4.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No we were healthy the first 5 games and lost all but one. we have good individual players who cannot click with each other yet. Hopefully it changes but if it doesn't it could be a long and frustrating year... again.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

Very good point Bomberdrz....

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trade PJ. He doesn't add anything offensive and doesn't stop any goals from going in the net. We NEED more offense badly.

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out the NHL line. Usually a bullshit site but this is what they write. According to a source, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been in touch with the Boston Bruins about bringing in veteran right-winger Glen Murray. Who would go the other way is unknown, however Ryan Malones name has been mentioned a few times.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got to say something here about the so called goaltending problem. I still had the game vs. the Sabres on the DVR so I had a close look to see if I was imagining things, or if people are being too quick to blame Hannu. How many soft goals were there really? Did Hannu suck as several people claim? Here's what I found out:

Goal 1: The D let Hect slip in behind them; between the shooter and the goalie. When the shot got by Stuart it went right to Hect and HE TIPPED IT IN! There is no way any goaltender could have stopped that one. It was not a soft goal. The NESN people missed the tip. Fact is he was in position. His D should not have left Hect in on his doorstep. Period.

Goal 2: I once saw Patrick Roy shoot the puck into his own net. They didn't trade for his replacement over it. 'Nuf said.

Goal 3: PK meltodwn by York. As Vanek approached the net he faked a slap shot. York had Pominville in the corner. But as Vanick approached in a clear lane York left Pominville and attacked Vanik, who passed the puck to an open Pominville at the side of the net. To make matters worse the pass went off a skate so it happened in a difficult way to follow. You want to blame somone? Blame York. Not a soft goal. York should have let his goalie stop the easy shot. Instead he tried to play goal himself and got burned.

Goal 4: Again, the B's D let a Sabre stand right in front of the net all by himself (Roy) and when Hannu made a tough save through traffic there he was waiting to collect the rebound. Roy fanned on his shot as Hannu threw himself to stop it. Roy got control and Mara pursued him to the corner. Hoggan just stood there as Afinogenov drove to the net and a quick pass from Roy left Hannu out to dry.

Did Hannu stand on his head to inspire his team? No. But how many soft goals were there? In fact, just the one. Accidents happen. If he makes a habit of dropping his stick, let me know. The one thing the three other goals had in common is they appeared soft at first glance. The last one left him looking like a flailing idiot. But if you watch closely you see a far different reality.

Fortunatelty Lewis and Chiarelli have seen the same video and they know the truth as well. But that doesn't change the perception that's out there that the Bruins are suffering from poor goaltending, and one thing I've seen again and again is once the Boston media collectively makes up their mind they usually get what they want and quickly. Maybe it's time for that to change too! We'll see, I guess.


1:53 AM  
Blogger BomberDrz said...

The Bruins have changed and have done everything the fans want. They have many excellent players at there respective jobs and need time to get to know each other. Maybe the change that needs to be made is with the fans so the team isn't pressured into making a change just to change. I've thought from the begining this team would struggle at first, get better over time and post a .500 record or a little worse for the 1st 1/2 of the season then would surge in the second 1/2 make the playoffs in the 7th or 8th spot and be out in the 1st round or thay got hot maybe suprise an opponent and go on to the 2nd. The key is until the mesh things won't be good once they do it'll be better or so I hope.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

Bomberdrz, id they struggle in the first half play under 500, they will be in playoffs trouble, especially is they play a lot of game against their conference. I must admit, i'm guilty of that lack of patience; like i must admit that the moves made in the offseason was good ones. I think i will have to change my mindset a bit but i'd like to see that team have some success and make the playoffs even if it's only for one round.

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Maybe the change that needs to be made is with the fans so the team isn't pressured into making a change just to change."

So Right. We haven't had a real "team" in so long maybe we've forgotten what it's like. By my accounting we lost our "team" in the first round against the Habs; it just took time for that team's failure to run it's full course.

This team is like an infant. We need to let it grow up a bit before we judge it. And don't forget: these bad times, even if it lasts most of the season, may one day build the very character (capable of winning a cup) that our last "team" so sorely lacked.

And man--those Sabres are awesome! That's what we can be one day. Maybe sooner than later!

The trigger was already pulled over the summer and the clip was emptied. Now it's time to be patient. We know our goalies can do it. We know it! We've seen them both do it before.

9:27 PM  
Blogger BomberDrz said...

You're right they would probably have to be .500 or better from about 20-25 games on, but if this team is going to work they need to start showing somthing in the next 10-15 games. 15-20 games is more than enough for thing to click.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is time to trade Axelsson.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

I understand the patience thing. There's only 2 problems here:

1- Jacobs wait so long to do something with his team that fans will not be patient anymore.

2- Jacobs also stated that the team won't wait till the team sink to the bottom to act properly.

The next two games will show us a bit more about the team and i think if there's some issues to resolve, they will be resolve fast..

3:45 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

I will add that Jacobs was accused, and peoples were right, to not care enough about his team and that he didn't act properly to make his team win .Now, i won't jump on JJ when he says that he want to win NOW. Beantown fans wait for that attitude for a long, long time...

5:06 PM  

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