Re: Sobotka at center
posted at 10/22/2009 10:06 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Sobotka at center
[QUOTE]Jeff, Was at the game, completely disagree with you, I think marchand looked out of place, nice shot and i haven't seen much of him which makes me wonder if he is just one of those guys who puts up number...Sobotka was one of the best player on the ice for the bruins, all out hustle, hard working and hitting when the chance was there. whitfield provided some of the very little physical presence and grittiness the bruins need..The defense was no where to be found out side of mark stuart when if came to laying a body on a guy..Bergeron looked like the $5 million dollar forward the bruins signed a few years ago, and sturm was the most physical guy in a black and gold uniform. But after watching last nights game, of the new guys, whitfield just wont stick he's 32, but may spot start that 4th line, sobotka looks like he belongs and i think if he can get comfortable he could progress into a second line guy, Chiarelli took some tough shots at him when sending him down so its probably now or never for him, and really marchand looks like a cusps player to me at this point but like i said i haven't seen much of him and really only know he's proven to put up numbers at this point.
Posted by rolerhoky19[/QUOTE]
Marchand is considered a much better prospect across the board. Heavy hitter, especially for his size. Has higher offensive upside as well.
Sobotkas 1 area in which he is better than Marchand is defensively. Marchand is considered superior in all other areas.
To me, and I have watched the game twice...he was clearly much more involved than Sobotka. It wasnt even close.
When your live at the game, you dont have the benefit of being able to look at things a second time.
Watch it again if you DVR'd or taped it. You'll see for yourself.