Friday, March 23, 2007

last night

anyone else notice this last night? one of two things happened. either the guys stopped paying attention to the coach or the coach changed his game plan. here is the glaring change i saw. z charges into the offensive corner to make a hit. alberts spin-o-rama rushes up to offensive face off dot for a shot (wide) - both led to goals for. wideman pinching, in an obvious retreat scenario at blue line . what is this?! this is not the style of play we have seen all year? did the troups tune the coach out? did the coach change the game plan?


Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

If Lewis doesn't get fired this summer, I will eat my Sundin jersey in October!

3:44 p.m., March 23, 2007  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

I think they were just trying to be aggressive.

I was really disappointed in this game, maybe more than any other this season. Not only was it a big loss to the habs at home, but never has it been so clear that this team just plain lacks the will to win.

All they had to do was keep up what they were doing in the first period and the game was theirs. Simple. They were not outplayed. Instead they gave the game away by slowly losing their edge, starting in the second period.

The Bruins aren't a team. They are just a bunch of overpaid hired guns wondering who they will be skating for next year. That's the problem. Everyone thinks they know how to fix it, from firing the coach and/or GM to bringing in big free agents, but we already did all that!

Right now the Bruins are a waste of talent.

10:44 a.m., March 24, 2007  
Blogger neb said...

for some time i have been thinking that to become a team this team needs a galvinizing moment. i thought maybe phil kessels, health issues might be such a moment - say esspecially if someone had run him early into his return- this was not to be.

apparantly heart breaking losses do not do not make the "moment" i have been waiting for. losing a key friend in boyes was not it. being called out in the media - not cutting it. probably too late for such a moment this year. this team may just need the one guy who is willing to beat the crap of a team mate next fall training just to prove the point that they need to fight their own biggest enemy - themselves.

1:27 p.m., March 24, 2007  
Blogger Russ said...

Fire Grady.


Petr Kalus gets called up to "show what he can do" in Lewis' OWN WORDS IN THE MEDIA TODAY, yet he skates less than 5 minutes.

Mark Stuart is a +1 on the day, and one of the only + Bruins on the entire season, yet he skates only 1 shifts.

Grady puts the team in a prevent defense late with a lead, which only prevents them from winning.

Fire Grady.

8:20 p.m., March 24, 2007  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

russ, I don't think your analysis of the coaching is correct. It isn't unreasonable to play the new guy 5 minutes to get a look at him. And a +1 for a guy who saw little ice time means nothing. If you ask me, all this whining from fans about who he plays and when is nonsense from wanna-be coaches.

It's popular to claim that, "he doesn't play the kids enough" yet look at Kessel! It just doesn't wash. Sour grapes and backseat coaching.

What is clear is that the team plays inconsistently, they don't work hard enough on the ice every shift, and because of that they don't win. If you want to blame Lewis for something blame him for that!

12:44 a.m., March 25, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is grady???

7:12 a.m., March 25, 2007  
Blogger Russ said...

"It's popular to claim that, "he doesn't play the kids enough" yet look at Kessel! It just doesn't wash. Sour grapes and backseat coaching."

Go back and look at Kessel's TOI in virtually every game up until January. Try again.

What's worse, my sour grapes or #Fore's unbridled man love for a poorly coached, poorly run team that appears to be headed down the same road for next season?

It's OK to support a team and be a fan and still be disgusted with their performance and leadership. I'm not about to stop watching and rooting them on, unlike many others.

11:00 a.m., March 25, 2007  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

ruus, I said that in my opinion you were wrong and provided evidence to back it up. You responded with little more than (yet another) personal attack.

I win.

Oh, and for Kessel, I think its rather clear that he's been brought along with considerable skill. Starting him out slowly was a obviusly a GOOD thing. Your complaining about it is more nonsense.

7:02 p.m., March 25, 2007  
Blogger Russ said...

Dude, if you care about winning an argument on teh Inter-web, then you've proved all of my points.

Congrats! You're teh bestest!! How's it feel??

Oh, and nice job NOT answering me about Kessel's lack of ice time for half the season. Whine all you want, you know I'm right. Admit it. Lewis CAN'T COACH. That's why he got canned after one season in Detroit and why this team has stunk up the joint once again.

But, like you said, you win. I'm just going to go to bed tonight, crushed by this defeat. Seriously. I will. Honestly. My whole life revolves around comments online. I'm crushed right now.

7:18 p.m., March 25, 2007  
Blogger Russ said...

Oh and BTW, since when is personal conjecture "evidence"? I'd sure like to know! I'm glad to see Kalus actually got nearly 12 minutes today in the blowout and acquitted himself well. But it was a great game, right? Cause the B's don't ever play a bad game, right? And Grady Lewis is the friggin' coach of the year!! Whoooeee!!!

7:25 p.m., March 25, 2007  
Blogger Katie O'D said...

Haven't looked into the kids' ice time, but you can definitely blame Lewis for not driving the guys hard enough. Hell, Andrew Ference did!
Lewis held back players' development, in my opinion. Early in the season they were talking about him forcing Kessel to play more defensively. Seemed like a good idea, except that he was also holing back all the others players. I think his coaching style stifles the talent of the team without any benefit. (Btw the only reason I know anything about this is because I just researched it to write about)

8:42 p.m., March 25, 2007  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

russ, all I have to say is, LOL!

We disagree, get over it.

10:05 p.m., March 25, 2007  
Blogger Russ said...

I know, I know, I'm on edge. Between this team, packing up for a move, etc. I'm unbearable :-)

You're right, we do disagree, and believe me, I harbor no ill will. I'm just so frustrated at the complete inconsistency of the team this season, I don't know what to do. I'm certainly NOT going to stop watching, but I want to see *something* that gives me hope for next season, and so far, nada.

10:41 p.m., March 25, 2007  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

Hey russ, I know what it's like to be stressed out. Forget it.

It may well be that it's all Lewis' fault and he may be fired. But I think you should be prepared for the possibility that when he met with PC last year they knew making a team out of a bunch of new guys was going to be an uphill battle and Lewis may have even told PC up front that he'd need at least two years.

I do think there are a lot of good things we can take out of this season for the future. The talent is there, they just need to have their butts seriously kicked into gear!

9:41 a.m., March 26, 2007  

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