Re: Who ever called for Rask tonight was right
posted at 1/1/2011 6:16 PM EST
In Response to Re: Who ever called for Rask tonight was right
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who ever called for Rask tonight was right : What has Wash done against boston to lead you to believe they're so good?Atl had 1 good game against Boston and it was more a result of of the Bruins playing poorly than Atl playing well.Phil was also outplayed by Bos in the season series so I don't know what you 're basing your opinion on other than the fact Boston hasn't won it all since 72.That fact seems to be clouding your vision .Either that or you're just too stubborn to admit you've underestimated them.Either way,the overall standings and their record against all of these supposed better teams you've named backs up my theory that they are a contender in the East whether you and others are willing to admit it or not.
Posted by dezaruchi[/QUOTE]
I had a sneaky feeling you'd bring up the record B's have vs. Wash. this year as reason not to fear the Caps in playoffs! ;-)
What can I tell you, dez...I just feel that when it comes down to the nitty gritty of the playoffs the team w/more pure talent on its roster usually--not always--wins. Obviously there are exceptions or else the Caps wouldn't have bowed out to the Habs in round 1 last year...but what I'm basing my assessment on is an objective look at the rosters the Caps, Pens, and Philly have and saying "unless TT bricks up the net beyond expectation, those teams are simply going to bury the B's b/c they have more firepower up front, more overall depth talent, and better, faster-moving defensemen. In the cae of Philly, also more pure muscle that'll win out over 7 games v. the B's.
Could I be wrong? Could the B's beat those teams in a 7game series just b/c they've got a decent regular season record v. them so far? Well, sure, that's possible, but not probable. You've been watching hockey long enough to know the reg. season goes out the window when it turns to playoff time and in my mind the best-stocked, deepest, most balanced teams are the ones that go furthest (while that was not true of Wash. last year it was of Chicago).
Bottom line is this: I sincerely believe the B's still need another big-time winger who can score goals in bunches and at least one more guy from the blue line who can also add some offense (meantime I really like what I've seen of Kampfer).
But unless and until the B's get those pieces b4 the playoffs I just can't share your optimism no matter what the regular season records are.