Re: No 2011 Cup
posted at 3/2/2011 10:32 AM EST
In Response to Re: No 2011 Cup
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: No 2011 Cup : I think you seriously over estimate some of the other teams in the east. earlier in the thread you mentioned that the Bs might have trouble with teams like the caps, the habs, or NYR. these are three teams that i think the bruins would blow out of the water. The caps don't have a number one d man. get pucks deep behind the D and the game is won. The habs just don't have an depth that worries me, and the rangers, well, i have no idea how they are still in the playoff picture. Philly is good for sure, but they aren't overly scary. They haven't played well against the elite teams in the league. Tampa is a good team, but again, no depth, and no number 1 d man. There a reason TSN has the bruins as the highest ranked team in the east. My guess is that the Bs face tampa in the second round, and that will be one heck of a series.
Posted by pbergeron37[/QUOTE]
The Rangers are currently in 7th place, 3 points ahead of Buffalo and a point ahead of the Canes. As long as they have Lunqvist I believe they are a legitimate threat, and I think they will make the playoffs, altho' the injury to gaborik definitely hurts....but McCabe was not a bad pick up and unlike the rangers of old they play a very hard, tough style that could be trouble for any team that takes them lightly in a 7game series.
Pretty sure Green is a #1 defenseman in Wash., and it would flat out foolish to underestimate any team anchored by #8....the pick up of Arnott was also a good one that gives them depth and despite his tendency for miscues in his own end, Wideman can still skate, shoot, pass and score, so the Caps have even more offensive weapons in their arsenal than before.
The Habs just scare me. I admit the Bruins SHOULD beat them. I think the Bruins are the better team. I just hate what usually happens when they meet in the playoffs.
All this said (and I added TB to the list of teams I'd worry about) the Bruins CAN beat any of these teams. I just don't have as much assured confidence as many on this forum do...most people seem to be un-afraid of ANY of these teams--MAYBE philly--and I just don;'t see it that way. I think for the B's to advance to the promised land they're going to need to play excellent, hard-working hockey and display a killer instinct to put teams away that they have not in the recent past.
And I reiterate I really like the moves PC has made to shore up this squad. It's all up to them now. You won't hear me b*tching about Mgt. this time around.