Re: Game #5: Bruins v Red Wings - Game Day Thread
posted at 10/14/2013 3:40 PM EDT
In response to TheGuyWithDaThing's comment:
In response to Sobchack's comment:
Panic fan? What are you, the child with the Black and Gold bedroom and matching bed sheets?
They beat them a week ago because the Wings were half a step slower, having played the night before. I'm making an observation based on the recent history of the Bruins struggling against the Wings over the past 4+ seasons. It's called match ups. See?
Nothing about "the season is lost." Grow up, man.
No. That would be my 8 year old cousin. But you said that they "can't" beat the wings playing a puck possession game. Does that only apply to the Wings? Or does it also apply to other finesse teams such as the Canucks, Blackhawks, and the like? Will they beat them every time, or even a majority of the time? Maybe not, but why would you deviate from "your game", when it has proven to win a majority of the games league-wide? It's their strength; that's the type of team they've developed.
Whenever someone says that a team (and a good team at that) "can't" win something, I just know they're a panic-button fan. I don't think that's debatable.
When the word "can't" is used it's really semantics. The reader has to figure out whether it's connotative or denotative. Just like when I read you're phrases "I just know" and "don't think that's debatable." Because it is. You don't know me nor I you. So, we can mince meanings all day.
But, my reotrt is simply to address the name calling YOU began. Not me. Don't try to define my fandom (hence, my nonsensical thing about "black and gold" bedrooms. Get it? I'm not on a bridge. I'm not panicking. I don't even know what you 'mean' by that - oops, let's not get back into post-structuralist linguistics again (read up on 'signification' and Barthes or Saussure)
Back to your point. I said the Bruins can beat the Pens. Yes, they can beat the Canucks and the Black Hawks (and, if healthy, would have won the Cup last year IMO). The Bs were 0-4 against the Wings coming into the opener, going back to 08-09. Having actually watched ALL those games, Babcock plays the Bs with an opportunistic strategy, maximizing his finesse guys - who are the best in the biz as playmakers, imo - when a breakdown shows.
So, they lost today. Big deal. 78 more games to go. Not for lack of effort. But, they have to be faster in the Wings' zone. And play almost zero mistake hockey against Detroit.
Oh, and the PP? It's been looking like last year again the past 3 games. THey have to fix that.