Re: Julien Is the Problem
posted at 11/27/2010 9:20 PM EST
In Response to Re: Julien Is the Problem
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Julien Is the Problem : Where did I say I thought everything was OK with the Bruins? As for the New Jersey situation, as I noted, since Julien was fired, the Devils have not won one playoff series. And Lou Lam took over a first place team that promptly went belly-up. I'm confused as to how this makes Julien a culprit. As for the Bruins, sorry, I'm not one to panic over a team going through ups and downs in the first couple of months of the season, especially with a couple of key offensive players out, another in and out of the lineup, and breaking in three rookies. It's a long season, and there will be times when this team looks terrific, and times when they'll struggle (as all teams do). I dunno - I've been watching hockey for a long time, and I keep a close eye on many other teams, so maybe I just have a tendency not to push the panic button over a couple of losses. BTW, the poster "MDsizzel" is yet another imitator. He's been reported, but others reporting him might help.
Posted by duinne[/QUOTE]
The NJ situation just reiterates the point that just because the team has a good record doesnt mean they are playing well. The way I see it is either Lou Lam didnt have confidence in CJ or the players didnt like playing for CJ, even when they were successful. I guess well have to agree to disagree on the devils situation.
As for the Bruins, this isnt just "ups and downs through the first few months of the season", this is inconsistent and uninspired hockey that has been going on for a long time. How many games has there been this season where the Bruins put fourth a consistent, full 60 minute effort- Probably a handful. Add that to the fact(s) that
-He rarely makes in game adjustments
-He plays the fourth line to often, especially in key situations
-He rarely holds players accountable
-His system gets exposed every spring
-He has never made it past the second round
-He puts Tyler Seguin on a line with Shawn Thornton, and there were also times last year where he put the likes of Steve Begin, Byron Bitz, and Dan Paille on the first line
I think Julien is a decent coach who is good at cleaning up a mess. He makes a great interim coach for a team thats a disaster, just like the Bruins were in 06-07, but he is not a permanant solution, and he will never get a team far in the playoffs.
Thats just my opinion. Once again, we'll just have to agree to disagree