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Thursday, December 06, 2007

State of the Bruins

If I were to tell you, the Bruins would lose Patrice Bergeron for the season, Manny Fernandez would play 5 game before having his body blow up, Tim Thomas would be out indefinately, Glen Murray would suck until 6 or so games ago, and Tuukka Rask would be your starter, AND they are only 6 points back of Ottawa and in the middle of the Eastern Conference, would you believe me? No. But that is the state of the Bruins.

The Bruins today acquired goaltender Alex Auld from the Phoenix Coyotes for Nate DiCasmirro and a 5th rounder, meaning Thomas will likely be out the near future.

I am not going to lie, I find the Bruins boring to watch, not because I don't like hockey, but their style of play is lame. They dump the puck in and chase. They don't bring the puck in the offensive zone to create chances.

On a good note, the defense has been a plus, which all credit goes to Claude Julien, who has the same d-corp as last season. The goaltending by Thomas has been great, but I was hoping Fernandez would make an impact, now he is just dead cap space.

I am glad to see Rask play. He seems like the real deal so far. I hope he doesn't turn into Hannu Toivonen.

Glen Murray has been on fire lately, for those who wanted him traded.

The Bruins offense hasn't been great, if you look at the stats, Chuck Kobasew of all players is the leader in goals at 11. Savard once again has been a beast. Best free agent signing of the new NHL. A bargain in today's market.

For those who want to deal Murray. The Bruins aren't sellers right now, so why would they deal him? If anything, they wait until the deadline, and unlike most teams, since Bergeron is out, they have millions in cap space to acquire a impact player at the deadline. (Hossa?).

It has been a weird season so far, no luck gone the Bruins way.

P.S. Did anyone call NJ's 3rd goal when they tossed it on net and redirected it in? When the Bruins failed to clear it, I called goal. I don't know why, but every time the Bruins do that, about 50% of the time I call goal, the other team scored. Is it just me or does anyone else get that feeling during a game when you just know the other team is going to score?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

so if you don't like watching the bruins...why not let someone else take over the site who actually cares about the team and will update the site once a month unlike you

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...

If you read what I said, I said I find their style of play boring, which is what almost any person who watches hockey would say. Have you watched any other teams play? It is much more exciting. I'm not hating on the Bruins, but it is a fact their style of play isn't the most enjoyable to watch. Like right now vs. Montreal.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thomas will not be out for long. I'm guessing the acquired Auld to back up thomas because they just put manny on LTIR. Then they can send tuukka to providence so he can actually play.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Johnny Boy said...

the bruins are one of the worst teams in the nhl to watch. this ridiculous defense first mentality is the ruining hockey and making all the fans disinterested.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous jha said...

I'm not saying it is going to happen, nor am I saying the Bruins will definitely get him. But, just imagine what it would be like if Ovechkin becomes an UFA? Any team would be stupid not to throw the kitchen sink at this guy.

If Washington ever let this guy go, which will most likely never happen, I would trade the freakin' farm and those players Mom's for him.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if by turn into another toivonen, did you mean good for another team?

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still think Glen Murray should be traded. So he has been on fire big deal he is not consistent. He is also old, he can't skate against the many of the other players, he makes a ton of mistakes on the ice. He just not worth the 4.2 million dollars the team is paying for him. I say trade him now while he is on this hot streak for one or two players who actually have talent.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous JHa said...

you mention all these negatives about Murray, who the hell is going to want him if all they're getting is problems?

Face it, Murray is not going to get traded because his value has passed. He's here for the season. The only thing that can be done is use the space that Fernandez and Bergeron's cap money provides now that they're out.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While Murray is on this hot streak some team maybe interested in him. Once his four million dollar salary is off the books then we can get some players. I wasn't clear about that in my previous comment.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While Murray is on this hot streak some team maybe interested in him. Once his four million dollar salary is off the books then we can get some players. I wasn't clear about that in my previous comment.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok all this murray bashing is bizarre. Lets trade one of our guys who is busting his butt every night and is actually starting to score for someone who isn't scoring. How many times has this guy come back to break up odd man rushes this year. quite a few times actually. If you want to deal someone, lets get rid of bochenski who has done absolutely nothing so far this year.

10:58 AM  

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