Re: Sorry all for the whining.
posted at 4/21/2013 10:22 AM EDT
In response to ipotnyc's comment:
In response to BsLegion's comment:
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
It isn't too much to ask, of course, but turning your back on a team that is 26-11-X because of a slump is for too reactionary.
And blaming today's loss on a game vs. Montreal a long time ago is just plain ridiculous.
LOL. But, you didsee the team's record before and after that Vancouver game? OK, they were playing out of their minds before that game :)
I get emotional. The Pitt game had all the earmarks for a "go out and take it." I just hope they are learning instead of getting full of doubt.
We KNOW the talent is on this roster, that I never question.
When I hear people talk about "a 60 minute effort", I always consider it "unreasonable". It never, ever happens. Ever. That comment is a fantasy, a fairy tale.
There are always moments of strength, as well as weakness. In fact it's absolutely "routine", to see a team score, just moments after being hopelessly hemmed in their own end for an extended period of time while being peppered with quality scoring opportunities. We see it all the time.
As far as the "talent" we all see?..I don't really see that either. This isn't an overly talented group in my eye, but rather a collective machine that operates at a high level when it's processes are followed, and lady luck is smiling.
This is not a team that can win on talent, because you can't "win" on defense alone. The talent factor is team defense. You can't win without scoring goals, and this group is not a "talented" goal scoring bunch.
Losing 4 in a row is disheartening...but it's important to have perspective. The tragedy plays absolutely no part in the importance of a B's win. Some people may twist it around that way...it may be the basis for some feel good story....but it's not real. It's not the Bruins responsibility to heal, or provide perspective, or minimize the grieving process. They just play hockey, and many would argue, the B's played a better overall game than Pittsburgh did.
This team has to grind out wins. When they do, they're really good. Good enough to challenge for a championship. When they don't...they're incredibly average. Pretty much incapable of anything.
This bunch won't lose many games playing the way they did against the Pens. The few breakdowns that did occur were flagrant, easy to see, and easy to fix. Lucic wouldn't have been sitting if this game were really important( Lucic at 40% is better than some others at 100%)
Lots to gripe about lately(hockey wise). The Pens game though, wasn't