Re: Is Eriksson a bust
posted at 11/8/2013 9:24 PM EST
In response to JWensink's comment:
In response to bogie6's comment:
Since I'm wondering why Bergeron and Marchand, who are both working hard, are not reaping the rewards, I focused on the third member Eriksson for the past two games, and have formed some opinions. He has become timid when on the ice. He doesn't go into scrums; he floats around the perimeter; and he is not using his former speed and skills. Granted these all may be the result of his concussion, and a growing concern to avoid any further hard hits. While that reaction is understandable, he's not helping the bruins. I cannot imagine that Claude, and others have not noticed this trend, but, then again Claude does leave Thorny in the starting lineup. Eriksson was the last man up the ice when Florida scored, and he was slow in coming back, so he's not pushing himself. When on PK with Bergie, he does not break hard up the ice when Bergie gets a turnover; he kindof floats and then goes to the bench. Anyone else see these concerns ?
I'd have to say that I've been disappointed in his style of play thus far. The production doesn't bother me so much because his skill is evident. There doesn't seem to be any aggression in his game at all - it's has been a reason for concern. Time will tell, but so far, I'm not seeing it. He's still enjoying the honeymoon, but it won't be too long before that's over. Time to take it up a notch or three Loudog.
Bogie - The Shawn Thornton thing is way over rated...imo. This team is displaying lots of troubling signs right now. The 4th line and Shawn Thornton are way down the list of things to worry about. I never watch a game and think - wow if we could only get more production from the 4th line, or - jeez, Caron should be on the ice instead of 22. Like I said, there are a lot of critical comments that would be valid - Shawn Thornton's impact isn't one of them.
Count me in on this thought process as well.