Re: You Decide
posted at 1/10/2014 3:50 PM EST
In response to Chappy28's comment:
In response to SoxFanInIL's comment:
The B's have basically been able to withstand injuries to the forwards with their young depth and people picking up their games, and even the bottom D have been deep enough when people were hurt.
But it seems the team looks affected by the Seidenberg injury.
Maybe its a small sample, maybe its because the teams they are playing are that good, or maybe its because Rask is in a little funk, but its hard to ignore the leaky look of the team D since Seides went down.
Rather than look for multi cheap depth deals as in prior years, I see the B's making one deal, spending some real resources for a physical stay at home defenseman.
I also see Thornton having a hard time getting regular playing time when eligible.
I agree. Seidenberg was the straw that broke the camels back in terms of our defensive system holding up with all the injuries. Before he went down we always had a really good shut down defender on the ice that could help to pick up the slack when our new forwards got caught sleeping. Now, if a forward slips up there is nobody there and we need to Tuuka to come up bigger than usual. We have always been a team that gives up some shots, but our system limits odd man rushes and keeps those shots to the outside --- that system has some kinks in it right now
I will be vary surprised if Thornton he doesn't play next game.