Re: P Bruins success as of late ?
posted at 12/9/2012 11:16 AM EST
In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
Good question and there is reason for it. If you look at the standings the P-Bruins they are in an ok spot 8 points out of 1st place. Looks are decieving though, 50 damn goals this season compared to the teams around them; 82, 65, 72 etc.
Cassidy knows he is not going to get any help from Chiarelli at this point becuase the P-Bruins would be in the playoffs if it started today. Cassidy put Tardif with Spooner after Sauve's injury moving Caron down. It has worked for the top line Tardif n Spooner have great chemistry, Caron and Sauve do not. I think Cassidy hasn't put Sauve back with Bourque (great chemistry there) is becuase he wants Cunningham to get his game going with Caron.
Cassidy also knows that he has got a real good goalie in Svedberg but becuase the P-Bruins take allot of doopid penalties, I'm speaking to you Robins, Cohen, MacDermind, Sauve, Hanson and Tradif, Svedberg is left out to dry at times.
Over this recent run of there's I have noticed something the blueline wasn't doing when I saw them over the holidays, The defense is getting involved in the offensive play. Bartkowski, Warsofsky and Krug have all scored recently.
If I look at the standings I also see they are a win away from being at the top of their division and in third place in the conference. They do hold a game in hand.
If I look at the stats I'll also see that their goals against is very good compared to other teams.
That's if I wanted to look at the standings and stats. I don't.
Thanks for the Providence play by play regarding line combos and doopid (?) penalties. It was informative. But it didn't answer my questions which were :
For those in the know, is the perception of an averaged talented team that is grinding their way to wins correct ? Or are they just a bad team that is going through a hot spell as of late ?
P.S. Isn't copy and paste great ?