Re: Someone please explain...
posted at 11/6/2010 11:49 AM EDT
Bang on..."reading too much into this"
A good move by CJ and an equally good move by Boudreau. The b's just had one of those "off nights", that every good team has throughout the season. The key is to nip that lethargic effort in the bud. When your best players all seem to be somewhere else, time to do something, and sparing your best player of the evening, more abuse, is not a bad thing.
CJ also has a problem...a problem most coaches would love to have. He has 2 really good goalies, and regardless of the situation, it's always in the back of his head, that both "need to play". If both are healthy, in game changes probably won't be a rarity this year. Both goalies would probably play 55 games on another team, and rest assured both want to, and feel they need to.
I was stunned last playoff, when CJ didn't opt for TT a few times. Appearred to me, he was doing a terrible job of managing his assetts. After the B's got bounced, we found out Thomas was injured, so CJ wasn't an idiot afterall. Rask's playoff run, also put things in perspective,... if one is logical. He's very talented, but the strain of being "the man" at this stage of his development wore him down. Over exposing promising young goalies, can be the kiss of death, however, competition, within a cohesive tandem will challenge both, and make them better during the regular season. Just as it won't be surprising to see many in game changes, I don't expect either to start 10 in a row, no matter how well they play. The "confidence level" of either should not be an issue. They both should understand very well, "the lay of the land", being one of 2 good goaltenders, on a good team. If management makes logical, professional decisions, they should be fine. If not, they need the attitude adjustment.
The regular season is just the second training camp before playoffs.
In Response to Re: Someone please explain...
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Someone please explain... : You're reading too much into this. Thomas is a professional and this happens all the time in the NHL (as per shuperman and nitemares posts). Keenan was the king of this and it was to wake up the team . Bruins the fisrt two periods took a total of 9 shots , 9 shots !!! Only in the the 3rd period they took 9 to match the total of the first two periods. Conclusion , clearly the Bruin players were asleep and the Caps just not wanting to lose yet again to the Bruins. We got to see some life in the 3rd. Besides who knows what was said between Julien and Thomas between that period. btw since when did you get emotional and start thinking of players feelings ? Besides who knows what was said between Julien and Thomas between that period.
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