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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

B's Movement and Thoughts of Atlanta Game

The Bruins brought up Brian Finley and asigned Mark Stuart and Hannu Toivonen to the baby B's. This could be a sign of good things for the Bruins one being Finley being called up for insurance encase a deal is not made and also Mark Stuart is going to be getting some playing time. The signs on Mark Stuart ready to play could be the end of the road for defensemen Nate Dempsey and Jason York. With Lashoff who has looked soild, the B's might keep him up longer than expected.

Thoughts about Atlanta game. The game plan should of been very easy. 1. Stay out of the BOX! 2. Get shots on Hedberg. 3. Match up your best defensive line (even if it's for one night) against Kozlov, Hossa, Kovalchuk. That would be Axelsson, Donovan and one of these three Primeau, Mowers, Hoggan.
They let in point blank shots, that have to be blocked and saved. Finally Andrew Alberts is know for being a big hitter at BC, needs to lay out Hossa unstead of playing the puck. I'm sick of Alberts not taking the body when needed, he takes the body at the wrong time.


Blogger Latrappe said...

Glad to have you Walshie. I though the same about Mark Stuart. He showed good things last year. It will be a very good news for the Bruins if they can get ride of York and Dempsey. I prefer to lose a game on a rookie mistake then on a veteran's one.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In order to win the Bruins need to play very physically, very smart, and very intensely. All that is hard to keep up. I expected a letdown after the homestand and after beating TB, and unfortunately that's exactly what we got. Toss in that Altanta is surging and that the B's never seem to get up for playing against them and you have a recipe for failure.

Toronto should be more interesting.

Right now I don't care if they win the cup. I don't care if they win a first round playoff series. I don't care of they even make the playoffs. I just want to see our guys come togther as a team, play up to their potential, and do it consistently. If they can do that, then good things will happen, even if it is next season...


11:53 AM  
Blogger neb said...

welcome walshie!

i would have to disagree a little... we need scoring and putting the checking line back together and messing with the lines AGAIN, would not be in the teams best interest. i would maybe have asked pj to shadow kovalchuk tho, while playing 1st lines straight up.

alberts is in tough position there because hossa does not have the puck...therefore you cannot interfere with him - granted alberts might have been able to allow hossa to walk into the puck and then creamed him....but i think that is a lot easier said than done as the puck was already in albert's feet.

lastly latrappe, do you want to develop your youth by getting them plenty of ice time at the ahl...or do you want to possibly stunt or even hurt thier development by giving them limited minutes in a league they may not be able to handle the pressures of yet?

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Joe Murphy said...

WHAT? Do you know anything about hockey. PJ shadow Kovalchuk? He scored all his goals on the PP. PJ was on the ice for two of them. If he shadows him the whole game, that throws off every single player on the whole team. Constant line changes on the road is the worst idea ever. Thats a great way to play. Might as well give up before you play the game.

Leave Alberts alone he'll be fine. Mark Stuart hopefully becomes a Don Sweeney type player when he was here. Great in his own end and on the PK, not so great on offense but not bad, but def doesnt hurt the team like other D-men we have. Anything is an upgrade over York and Dempsey.

Neb needs to go.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

Well, I think you are right about developping the young defenseman ( Stuart ) in the AHL. My point regarding Stuart is the fact that he played in NHL, last year and did well ( for a rookie ). I think he deserve a shot to make the big team. Of course, if there is any sign that he might struggle greatly in the NHL; there's no point to keep him in Boston and i agree 100% with you. Defenseman are long time project and you have to be careful with them. It remember me Hartford ( Carolina ) when they gave up on Pronger because they though that he didn't developp faster then he should.

12:49 PM  
Blogger neb said...

i am ok with throwing a one or a couple of these kids into it, depending on how they respond, but lashoff, mark stuart, alberts, jurcina is too many young ones at once!!! so something has to give as all these players need ice to develop.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Walshie said...

if Mark Stuart comes up, it then will limit Jurcina or Alberts because they only dress 6 D a game. IF M. Stuart comes up you have him, B. Stuart, Chara, Lashoff, Mara, and either Jurcina or Alberts. It wouldn't be bad to have those 2 play ever other. Back to my Alberts point... he's usally way too aggressive and the Hossa goal he got caught looking at the puck. Hossa who is a very skilled player you must look him in the chest, we got tought this in mites

1:09 PM  
Blogger neb said...

my recollection of the albert play was that the puck was lobbed and ended up in albert's feet. in that situation he can not play hossa, until hossa has the puck. hossa did not get the puck until it was behind him... i give you that alberts could make a better play, but it wasnt as easy as just hitting a player carrying the puck up ice.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

Both of you have good points. I think it's better to have an agressive player then a soft one. It's easier to teach a player how to use his agresiveness, without getting in trouble, then having a soft player and try to turn him into a hard nose hitter.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

neb, Teddy D went to high school right down the street from me.

1:45 PM  
Blogger neb said...

to joe who wants to see me go.... how could trying to take away kovalchuks three goals be any worse than what we got? how can making the other teams top guy work harder hurt you? of course you would not alway be able to match every second but you could try to take away a little of the his space and not leave kovalchuk wide open all game, he already beat your goalie on a one timer high on the power play, why let him do it again?

what would you have done joe?

i agree with your alberts point - he has been pretty steady and has quick feet for a big guy...

3:13 PM  

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