Tuesday, March 13, 2007

what happened

so our beloved bruins are all but dead, but they have been in my opinion since january. this is how they opened the new year- losses to toronto twice total score 15-3, they beat philly (barely 4-3), then three straight losses to ottawa, nyi and nyr. how did they do for the rest of the month of january? two wins both in shoot outs. so to summarize 3-10 in january three wins by one goal two of which were in the shoot out.

this was the most pivotal month of the season - the holidays over - the all-star break squished in and what were they able to do - not much. there were other problems this season as well but the inability to play well in the heart of the season was a killer. why did we have this problem? well there are a number of issues with this teams foundation. its young and it didnt know how to handle a full 82 game schedule. it didnt know it itself - some early season struggles i attribute to the team looking for its identity and its staff learning who to trust and who not to.

with off season pickups and/or moves this team will be a playoff team next season. the maturing, bonding and chemistry developed this season paying off. next season they will have 3-4 nhl lines and 3 legitamate nhl defensive pairs. (this season they were only playing with 2 nhl lines and 2 d pairs). with no roster player movement this team really can only make one "splash" this summer - i am hoping for a top 6 forward in the 3-4 million range. but i guess we can hold off on this talk until they officially have not made the playoffs.....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not happy to say this, but there might be a chance to get good forward in excanche of Toivonen. Rask is coming up so we have 3 or actually 4 goalie if McDonald is included too.

I would like to see Rask couple of season in farm and see them play with Toivonen/Thomas but giving more ice time to Toivonen.

When Rask is ready, then check the situation again. Propably then it would be possible to give up Thomas who won't get any younger.

Then we would hopefully have great Finnnish goalie tandem.

1:05 a.m., March 14, 2007  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

You are right about the post Xmas slide. I expected a slump either after Xmas or after the all-star break, but it was longer and much more awful than I had hoped. Those huge losses were embarrasing and had to affect their confidence. By the time moves were made a team that had yet to come together was set back heavily in that department. Big Z meet Mr. Ference, Mr. Ference meet Mr. Ward, and hey, where'd Preems and Boyse go?

I've actually started writing on my blog. I'm not sure why anyone would care, but if you are curious have a look.

3:16 p.m., March 14, 2007  
Blogger TreeBob said...

as if we'd care!

Actually I will check it out after I get back tonight!

6:28 p.m., March 14, 2007  
Blogger Doobie said...

Hey #4, what's your website?

9:01 p.m., March 14, 2007  
Blogger TreeBob said...

Yeah it is not attached to his blogger profile. So much for checking his blog out tonight.

11:34 p.m., March 14, 2007  
Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

I'll be a smartass and say it again..Dave Lewis needs to be fired. If the Bruins could get a coach that preaches tight defence like Vigneault does, they'll be fine. The defensive lapses of the Bruins are just terrible at times.
You guys have to be impressed with Marc Savard's numbers though, right? How about Tim Thomas?

7:53 p.m., March 15, 2007  

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