Re: CJ's last stand?
posted at 5/13/2013 8:00 AM EDT
In response to mxt's comment:
In response to bogie6's comment:
Could be, but the fact is that Toronto players wanted to win more than most Bruins players, for example : Horton- no show all night- good bye; Lucic, slow, standing still, watching, too fat ?; Seguin doesn't see the whole ice lately- why ?; Marchand- poor passes- why ? Jagr just doesn't fit in; Thornton, works hard- no skills, sameo sameo; Campbell/Paille- not expected to be scorers; Hamilton played better than others on least amount of ice time; Tuuka- consistently better than rest of team. Many on this team are looking at the golf course.
This team is as deep as any in the league. No reason a coach can't make adjustments and figure out which combinations can work. CJ remains a stubborn old a _ _ who sees things through his eyes only. He doesn't trust young players, to a fault. We're talking about a coach that got fired years back with a few games left in the seaon while his team was in 1st place. That team (NJ) went on to win the cup that very year. This team should be much better and I think he's the main reason they're not.
Just because we see some form of this after every loss...doesn't make it true. NJ folded up
in 5 games in round one, if you'd like to double check that.
Maybe Julien should go if things don't go well tonight, but I've not seen much here that really suggests why.
We always hear the New Jersey thing, and it's always wrong. We keep hearing he's stubborn...but I don't know who among us could ever pinpoint that. Is he on his own little island? Is he not getting input and direction from the rest of the management group? It would seem reasonable he is.
The other generic song is that "he's lost the team". Don't know there either, but I have played enough to know that coaches are routinely tuned out this time of year anyway. This is the players time, either they bring it, or they don't.
The ironic part of this whole thing, is if the B's win, this conversation will stop for at least 2 more games. If they lose, it'll become deafening.
Plenty of time to talk about that later.