Re: Caron looks to be the answer
posted at 3/10/2013 12:02 AM EST
In response to LoyalBlackNGold's comment:
Dez my friend I would like say again on this subject of Jordan Caron and chris bourque that u called it about a week ago or so, that Caron would be a better fit on the 3 rd line and today's game makes me look even dumber when I said that bourque brings as much or more then Caron. I was wrong and can admit it.
Loyal, I admit it's only one game but the trio looked good today. Here's what CJ had to say about Caron's debut.
I thought he was good today, Julien told the media postgame. He skated well, he was on the puck, he was forechecking. They were pinching pretty hard down 3-0, and I thought he was pretty solid along the wall in our own end.
On that goal Kellys goal a lot of credit had to go his way with how he got the puck off the wall, some give-and-go [with Peverley], and found Kells in the slot. I thought major work was done by him.
"Julien also spoke to the fact that having Caron, who uses his size and strength to get to the dirty areas of the ice, on that line adds another dimension to the trio. Though the Bs bench boss was quick to point out that, not only did Caron play well, but so too did Kelly and Peverley.
I think thats his strength, said Julien. I think itÂs his strength to go to those areas, but the way we play the game, if the pucks on the one side and he happens to be along the wall, somebody else has to go to the front. Its about sharing all of those duties.
He just brought an element today personally, I thought he had a real good game, and so did [Kelly and Peverley]. Lets not overlook the fact that Caron didnÂt make that line all of a sudden be better, all three guys were really good today."
I thought Pevs was skating well and was good, was stronger with the puck and so was Kells. Probably, that whole line was a better today as a threesome.