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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

P.J. Must Go

P.J. Axelsson's career as a Bruin should come to an end this season. He is making 1.85 million this season and next. The Bruins need to get new fresh players in here who play with passion. He simply isn't cutting it. He is the most overrated Bruin and is nothing more than a checking line winger/fourth liner. He possesses no offensive abilities what so ever. Not to mention his defensive skills have been on the decline the past two years. This year it is very apparent that he lost a lot of defensive skills and I have no idea why. He looks like he doesn't want to be out there. On multiple occasions I have seen him give up on plays in the defensive zone which have resulted in goals or great scoring chances. Not to mention his terrible clearing attempts which always seem to go directly to the opposing players. The Bruins need this team to be a team that skates, shoots, and checks. He possesses now of those skills. Trade him for a winger or even a draft pick, then call up Kalus, Karsums, or Krejci for the remainder of the season. Getting rid of his salary is a very smart idea right now. No 3rd/4th liner should be getting that much money. The Bruin's play a much better game when he is not in the lineup. They are 7-4 without him. I have been saying it all season and I stick by what I have said, P.J. Axelsson should have been traded at the beginning of the season when his stock was higher than it will ever be. Ottawa was offering Antoine Vermette at the seasons start but Peter Chiarelli declined the offer. That will prove to be a mistake.


Blogger Nfld77 said...

Pj overrated?? Man, what have you been watching the past 10 years cause it wasn't the Bruins.. Most Bruin fans know that Dave Lewis took away Axelson's game..He's one of the best in the league shadowing oppositions best players and Lewis is trying to turn him into a 30 goal scorer..Don't blame PJ,or Boyes for that matter..Blame the coach..
Come to think of it, maybe I shouldn't blame you for your comment, but take a look at PJ this year compared to the PJ we always knew..Who do you blame??
Good writer, just disagree with you on this one pal!! Keep typing..

1:59 PM  
Blogger Pekese said...

I have been watching the Bruins since I was born. P.J. is a great role player. He is a checker and a checker only. He makes 1.85 million, which in my opinion is way too much for a 3rd/4th liner. He is easily replacable in the "new NHL". It is all about speed and offense now. Axelsson simply is not cutting it the past two seasons, he is obviously on the decline or he is injured season long. I do not know what it is but he has changed and not in a good way.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Alex said...

axe rules you tool

12:38 AM  

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