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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Time To Press The Panic Button

Going up against the worst team in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins lost yet another game tonight 3-1 to the Lightning. The offense continues to be, and this is putting it lightly, anemic. The defense is mediocre at best. Clearly the absence of Zdeno Chara hurts this team's ability to produce in not only the defensive zone, but on the power play as well.

It is amazing how fast this team's fortunes have turned around from their six game winning streak a couple weeks ago to their current horrific state. Chuck Kobasew has basically been absent from any scoring sheet since the beginning of February, Glenn Murray is completely washed up, and Tim Thomas seems to be finally falling back to earth after his season long all-star run.

Myself, just like everyone else, certainly hopes that the B's can tread water for the remaining eleven games of the year. But, with a potential playoff matchup against New Jersey, Pittsburgh, or dare I say it, Montreal, the Black and Gold lack any sufficient weapons to make any impact come the post season. Something drastically needs to change with this team in order to gain some momentum and the schedule certainly doesn't play into the favor of this team either. With games remaining against the Habs, Philly, Ottawa, Washington, New Jersey, etc., it does not look too promising.

I hate to be the pessimist in the conversation but it's certainly time to stop looking at this team through the rosey Bruins beer goggles we've been wearing for a little while here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worst team in the East might just be the Bruins. 1 goal against the Lightning who have nothing to play for? To those that begged PC not to trade Kessel, they got their wish and will probably get a 9th place finish too. Congrats! Oh and by the way, Kessel's shootout "touch" doesn't help squat in the playoffs. PLAYOFFS?!! PLAYOFFS??!! Are you kidding me? PLAYOFFS??!! Where just trying to win a damn game.

The B's need to seriously pull a Celtics and say F%$& the youth and make a freaking trade, especially when a) you have no freaking offense and b) your defense is banged up and is begging for some help.

Forget blaming Jacobs. PC gets the full brunt this year with his inability to make a deal when all signs pointed towards absolutely needing one (or four).

If a miracle happens and we actually make the playoffs, has there been a team that's lost 4-0 and not scored a goal in all four games?

Brutal to's called Bruins.

11:15 PM  
OpenID Spiela said...

Went to the game tonight...worst one I have been to in a long time. Well it was nice thinking we could get into the playoffs

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to going to the net!!!!
Forwards are getting th shots off but no one is near for rebound .

7:43 AM  
Anonymous mook said...

noticing the coach has been trying different powerplay configurations for the last 10 (or so) games. it started during the win streak. anyone else noticing an umbrella dave lewis-style pp?
not sure what julien is doing, but maybe this kind of late-season tinkering is what got him canned in NJ.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the young kids fuck the young kids we need nhl players.How many young kids do we need.Its kind of sad when a nhl team can not score.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Federko said...

You people forget... trading promising youth for short term rental players is a LOSINGN proposition, especially when NO-ONE was going to help this team win anything meaningful this year.

Come on, this team already played above expectations and the young guys will be that much better next year AND could also be used in the offseason as trade bait for veterans with longer term contracts. So everyone wins because of non-activity.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chiarelli should have gotten a defenseman or a veteran to add some offense(prospal). one of the other would have helped this team tremendously. both of these options were very cheap and would not have costed the bruins the farm, or even a top-tier prospect. are you tellin me trading a sigalet, alberts or a nokelainen would hurt this team? no way.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Federko said...

Someone needs to want them first. Sigalet? no, sorry. Alberts (injured).. try again.

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how easy being a GM is to some of you clowns.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello bruins fans!! Or are you just cry babies. 11 games to go this "TEAM" has turned it around many times this season. How many of you have ever realy played this game??? Not many from what I can read. as they say it not over till it's over. GET A GRIP

8:50 PM  
Anonymous jeff said...

When they were winning no one was really on their ass, but now that things arent goin to good everyone is critizing them. They arent that good of a team but they play hard and juliens system is working. Give them a chance. They will probably make the playoffs and lose in the first round hey good experience for the young guys. Next year i think this team will be improved. Chia will prob get guys who can score. Murray needs to get bought out. Kessel hopefully steps up. If they come together theres not reason they cant go 8-4 to finish the season. If they dont then o well.

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gutsy win! Hopefully the get more heart from this and beat Washington tomorrow. They need to have confidence to play a home-and-home with Montreal.

4:02 PM  

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