posted at 2/1/2014 1:23 AM EST
In response to JWensink's comment:
This guy makes Seguin look like Terry O'Reilly. He has the lowest compete I've seen in a long time, and yes before the concussion also. It's an issue for this team...
...and it was a well-known fact even before the trade (I think I have mentioned Loui Cheekbones being called "all-Swedish/no-finish" in Dallas).
I do agree that two concussions can throw anybody off their game - but I think that we should get away from this "he was good once so he must still be good" philosophy. Dany Heatley was a superb forward once, too; Jonathan Cheechoo once scored 56 goals in a season; Jim Carey won the Vezina trophy, the list goes on and on. Maybe Loui and the Bruins simply aren't a good match, he's way too passive; yes, I know that Bergie and Krejci don't run around like madmen either, but they manage to get results - something I have yet to see and, honestly, don't expect to see from Eriksson.
In response to BadHabitude's comment:
I hope NAS and the Don are right and he'll come on strong, but I am frustrated with him.
Last time I wanted to scream at a guy like this was Joe Thornton.
It's clear he has talent, some aspects of his game are better than Seguin's - shooting accuracy, smarts and better vision than Seguin, but I just want to see him display it.
And for a guy who seems will to take a hit to make a play, I'd like to see him give as well as receive.
He's only got 4 PIM. FOUR PIM!
It would have warmed the cockels of my heart to see him jump Thomas in defense of his half blind Yeti Countryman.
I simply don't have a good feeling about this player; I surely hope he does an "Andrew Ference" and proves me wrong, but I never liked what I read in Loui's scouting report:
"...Plays a somewhat passive game in all three zones, so he needs to keep the fire burning at all times."
If they shipped out Seguin (no, I do not want him back) because he didn't seem to be willing to play like a true Bruin, they should have known that Eriksson's game isn't quite "Bruins-style" either. So far Reilly Smith's contributions are the only good aspect coming out of this trade, and I simply cannot see Cheekbones outscoring Iggy or Smith if he was put on a line with Krejci or Bergie.