Re: 1.30 left down by one fourth line on the ice.
posted at 3/7/2010 7:51 PM EST
In Response to 1.30 left down by one fourth line on the ice.
common claude are you trying to lose . you have to double shift your good players sometime .
Posted by bruinsking
I was wondering the same exact thing. When i saw him take Paille off the first line i was like "Ok, maybe he's going to put Bergeron on his wing for the rest of the 3rd" Nope. As the game went he did not do anything to change things up, so puzzling. As soon as Savard got injured i said "Ok, here go, Bergeron Ryder and Sturm" Nope. What did we get? BEGIN!?!?!?!?!?! He can't even "pass" customs at the airport, what makes Julien think he's creative enough to provide scoring chances.
That was a critical point in the game. I agree, it looks like he is trying to lose games. Also, i was so frustrated on watching this so-called "trap" game BS they play, its so annoying. First off, you have to have solid "defensive" minded D-men that can play the puck and move it out of the zone quickly. Second, your fowards have to have a good two-way game (Krejci / Bergeron...only two) in order to take away the blue-line and neutral zone passes. This team does NOT have the talent to play a "trap". However, i do think they have the talent to play a "run-and-gun" game as stupid as that may sound. Play the whole ice, have a full attack with two forcheckers, one man high in the slot and D-men on the points.
At the start of last season they were playing the "trap" a lot. After 6 games or so they backed off the "trap" and went on to score a crap load of goals and going 21-4 in their next 25 games. After the All-Star break, Julien imposed the "trap" again and the team played barely above .500% for the remainder of the season.
This team has a decent amount of offensive-minded creative players. I loved Mike Sullivan's structure, he had a "full-attack" with a diamon defence. Bergeron is a perfect example of that style, the kid blossomed with back to back 70+ point seasons.
Whatever i guess, i am not the coach or GM so i cannot make decisions. I tell you what though, i'm starting to see Julien's flaws and noticing why he was let go by Montreal and New Jersey (In a cup run).
Bottom line, his coaching is suspect. And no i am not just saying this because the bruins are struggling this year. I took a lot of heat from a lot of people last year when i kept saying that i dont believe Julien in the long run is not the right coach for this team, especially with youngsters. He stinks at molding the younger players.
But hey these are just my opinions.