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Discussion in 'Boston Bruins Fan Talk' started by captain stone, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. captain stone

    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

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    ...begins with a whimper during draft weekend, when they use another high draft pick (#57 overall this time) on yet another small, soft, Eurotrash Defenceman. SweeNeely up to their same old tricks again.
     
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    Looking forward to the free agency starting on Sunday!
     
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    Still feeling that way?
     
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  4. meatface

    meatface Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    yup. NHL Free agency is fun and I dont care about the bruins
     
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    Certainly more than fair enough
     
  6. captain stone

    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

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    I'm glad I grew up in Boston, because I cannot see how people who didn't can root for one team but not any of the others.
     
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    meatface Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I'm from Connecticut. Its a lot of divided loyalties here
     
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  8. captain stone

    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

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    People in the Boston hockey press, who should know better, are actually considering Sean Kuraly as the Bs 3rd-line Centre. That stiff is barely a 4th-line-calibre Centre, if he's even a Centre at all because of how awful he is on face-offs. Former Bs Austin Czarnik (RH) and Colby Cave (LH) would've been better options.
    Backes is probably our best 3rd-line Centre at the moment, though moving him there would leave us very left-handed-dominant at the Forward positions.
    Old friend Chris Versteeg is still a UFA; he would make the 3rd line (with Backes at Centre) old, but at least would provide some right-handed balance. Same with Brian Gionta, though he would make the 3rd line even older.
     
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    Edited thread title ... hope you don't mind CS.

    I am a die hard homer but I must admit I am not overly amped up.

    Best hope is the young players produce more, Bergeron / Krecji / Chara are 1 more year over prime.
     
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    I would be more excited about the season. if they played in a division that wasn't so tough. tampa and Toronto will be very hard to beat in a playoff series.
     
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    the D does not look strong to me. hope I'm wrong
     
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  12. captain stone

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    I agree...Bergeron missed all of TC, and I wonder just how much longer he can produce at his recent level, especially if Pasternak is moved to the 2nd line to help that old, slow thief Krejci. Krejci's & Rask's albatross contracts are Peter Chiarelli's true legacy.

    Chara will never be a 50-point player again, but his contract is now much more reasonable and better-fitting of his current abilities, which are still top-4 calibre, on this team at least. He & McAvoy make a nice, balanced pair, as does Krug (when he returns) & Kevin Miller. The 3rd pairing, however, is downright scary. I'm not a Brandon Carlo fan - at all - and Midget Matt Grzelcyk is too...damn...small.

    If I were SweeNeely, I would seek a young, top-6 RHF to balance the top 2 lines by offering (with picks/prospects, if necessary) Danton Heinen, a young, top-9-calibre LHF but who doesn't have quite the offensive potential as either DeBrusk or Ryan Donato and is therefore more expendable.
     
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    So do I, but trading McQuaid to the NYR has weakened the defence by at least 33%. Kampfer is a #7-8 at the most, and the only young defenceman in the pipeline who might combine even a little offensive ability with toughness is Jakob Zboril, on whom SweeNeely seem to have soured. The FO really, Really fecked-up their lone opportunity to re-stock the system during the 2015 draft.
     
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    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

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    Disgraceful. Absolutely disgraceful.

    This team has become all that we feared: older, softer, weaker, and way, Way too easy to play against.

    I REFUSE to watch another game until Tooka Rask is GONE.
     
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    I was surprised how slow they looked. I know Washington have a good squad but damn, our guys look really slow and way overmatched. Yikes
     
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    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

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    Wow, Barfalo must really suck.

    Any games that Cassidy was planning to give Rask he should now give to Halak.
     
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    I (still) hate Tooka Rask, who is <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Halak.
     
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    That's the risk one takes when using its 1st-round pick on a short defenceman who isn't stout...injuries.
     
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    he was highly rated by every scout and gm in the league. all draft picks are a risk. sometimes it's just bad luck. let me guess. sweeny suks Danny Ainge suks Belichick suks and Dombroski suks?
     
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