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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

How could the B's let go of this guy?

I don't know about you guys on here but I've been watching alot of stuff on I have been watching a lot of fights and goals. I love watching Brian Roloston. The guys has so much confidence in his slapshot he has scored once on a pentaly shot and twice in the shootout. Rolston was put on a check line while he was in Boston and did a great job, he also killed pentalies, and was a point man on the powerplay. The guy can do everything. He can play on your PP (anywhere), PK, top line, or checkline. He is now in Minnesota with a very defensive team and putting up these numbers..... 15 goals 13 assists (28 points), +5, 4 PP goals, 8 PP assists, 1 short handed goal, and 3 game winning goals. I think he is one of those players the Bruins desperatly need. We all complain the Bruins traded this guy and that guy but they lost Roloston to free agency and got NOTHING, the same thing with Mike Knuble, they got NOTHING. I don't mind them making deals when there gonna lose them to free agency such as Samsonov. But they lose guys that everyone likes such as Knuble and Rolston who bring toughness and goals to the team and are good if not great defensive players. Rolston might not be Alexander Ovechkin but he is a great player who also brings leadership and we got nothing for him. I still wish we had him. Imagine the numbers he'd put up with Murray and Marc Savard? WOW


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could the B's let go of this guy?"

Very easy....He wasn't all that special when he was a Bruin. The new NHL has done wonders for his game.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. Rolston is not the only one who benefit from the new rules: Karya and Selanne are pretty good example too. Selanne was considered a pile of dead wood before the lockout and suddenly transform into a 40 goals sniper with the new rules. Rolston was good in Boston but his game doesn't have the magnitude he have in Minnesota...

7:24 AM  
Blogger Walshie said...

Are you kidding me he wasn't that special here?!?! He only killed pentalies, scored shorthanded, played the point on the powerplay, and played on 1 of the best check lines ever. The reason why they let him and Knuble go was because the new bargining agreement came up and they didn't want to sign anyone for any money. Why don't you put you name on your posts?

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Walshie he did all those great things as a Bruin, however, we have new players taking on that role.

I should have said he wasn't a pure goal scorer like he is today.

Bob, Greg, Donna...Whatever you want to name me. Doesn't matter to me.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Walshie those are good assets, however, we have guys on this team who could do the same thing today.

My point was he was never a goal scorer with the Bruins. At least not like he is today.

Cam Neely.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Nfld77 said...

Say what you wish, there's no getting around the fact that the Bruin's should have never let him go..
Anyone who don't see that is lacking knowledge of the Bruin's fiecely!!

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To nhl77: of course they should not have let him go. "They" being the prior B's management who did what Jacobs told them to do in order to keep the franchise profitible. Rolston was just one in a long list of ex-Bruins who went on to greater things with other teams.

But that was then and this is now. I mean, we can all look at Rolston and really wish he were still a Bruin, but to complain about it bitterly seems a waste of energy.

The question for today is, will we someday be on the sideliens when Patrice Bergeron does great things for another team, or will we watch him raise the cup in a spoked B?

The early results indicate that the very system Jacobs broght about will also be the system that forces him to do business differently. And that appears to mean a bright future.

1:19 PM  

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