posted at 11/8/2010 4:56 PM EST
In Response to Re: Seguin...8min?
[QUOTE]Ok, mistakes happen, but CJ has no idea how to use the talent he has. He has had Seguin shackled into a defensive model; he has saddled the kid with Recchi who couldn't keep up and now Wheeler who has his own learning curve. Anyone notice how Wheeler tries to dump the puck behind the defense and go retrieve it?? That's college play not NHL Perhaps Seguin should be skating on Bergie's left wing with Caron on the right.
This is a good team with some weaknesses that coaching should help. certainly Julien's defense first has lowered goals against, but he has yet to establish a solid offensive game plan. If Kreji has to sit out, Paille is not the answer
, as some "writers have mentioned. Recchi gives 200% but he is still not staying up with today's speedier players. However, the past two games have been against very good teams and not because the Bruins are lousy as some trolls indicate.
Posted by Bogie6[/QUOTE]
So who plays center instead of Seguin? Wheeler? Horton? Hamill?
Y'know, it's the easiest thing in the world to watch these games on TV and say "Julien should do this or that," but the problem is, we have no clue
about these guys beyond what we see for a couple of hours in a game, and what people like KPD (who have their own agendas and prejudices) tell us.
So who's going to play, if not Paille? He's here, he's on the roster, AFAIK, he's been working hard at practice and being a good soldier. What do you do, call up Jamie Arniel and start him instead? Is he going to offer you more than Paille?
Julien has a better than .600 winning percentage in the NHL; I have to think he's doing something
right. I do know he knows a hell of a lot more about his team, and what makes them tick, than any message board poster can ever hope to imagine.