Re: Fire All Coaches
posted at 4/6/2013 11:05 PM EDT
In response to hangnail's comment:
We overreact here and that's part of the fun. However it's clear that there is something that is just not right with this team. There is absolutely no fight in them right now, and that is, and always has been the trademark of Bruins hockey. Where is the snarl? They look disinterested in engaging and taking what should be theirs.
Dont think anyone is overreacting Hangnail. This has been going on since the start of the season. Even when they were winning this team has been playing a dis-interested brand of hockey. They dont buy into the whole Claude system, and to be honest, I never thought they have. They had a goalie in Thomas who stood on his head for the last 3 seasons.
The so-called "experts" say Claude's system is what makes the Bruins a winning team. Sure, he won a Cup but it was not his "system" it was a goalie who played the role of Superman. Their defensive play was not that good in the playoffs. They should of lost the Montreal series 4-1.
There is no doubt that this team is filled with talented young skilled guys, but guess what? You will never see guys like Krejci, Bergeron, or Seguin be point per game players or even potential game-breakers because the "system" doesnt allow them to showcase there skills.
Its tough to get a rythm when your taking 20-30 sec shifts. You need consistent ice time through a game to develop more scoring chances. Look at teams like PITT, LA, VAN, CHI, they all play their skill guys in all situations. There is no "Lets put the 4th/3rd line out there for last 45sec of a powerplay so we can defend when it goes back to even strength".
The whole system they have established here is broken. Teams are going to run circles around this team come playoff time. You cannot stop talent, only contain it. Eventually, TALENT>CJ SYSTEM.
Side note: Campbell had 19min TOI vs Seguin 16min TOI and Marchand 15min TOI. Perfect example of not having your best players on the ice.
People that have wondered why NJ fired Julien? Well, there you have it. Elias and Parise had nights they played 15-16min? LOL!
They dont need new lines, they need a new philosophy.