Big Surprise Claude Makes Zero Adjustments

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    Big Surprise Claude Makes Zero Adjustments

    Does anyone remember that Claude Julien was fired when his team was in 1st place near the end of a season?  There were reasons for that and we are seeing them here in this series.  Claude refuses to make adjustments and he simply doesn't know how to or is incapable of motivating his players.

    We've scored one goal in 2 games yet in the 3rd period we are still seeing the Thorton, Begin Whitfield line again and again.  Anyone seen Rechhi or Bergeron lately?  Me neither.  I got one word for Paille.

    When you're offensively challenged you have to shorten your bench and make changes.

    Bergeon Savard Lucic
    Rechhi Sobotka Satan
    Wheller Begin Ryder
    Marchand Hamill Lehtohen

    Sit Paille, Thorton and Whitfield.  If you have to play these guys play Begin and Paille along with Hamill (moving Begin to wing). And play this line 2-3 minutes a period tops. I'd rather see the 4th line I've mentioned above though.  Send Whitfield back to Providence via the Chinatown bus right now!

    Yeah I know you don't want to play rookies in the playoffs but I'd rather see guys with energy and some offensive ability versus offensive stiffs with zero energy like Paille, Thorton, Whitfied (terrible break away effort) and Begin continue to eat up large chunks of ice time.

    Changes don't mean Tim Thomas for you dopes that think that's the answer. Rask has been fine.  Effort, lack of consistent forecheck, lack of intensity, terrible power play and lack of offensive creativity combined with Humpty Dumpty Claude's refusal to make adjustments is costing this team this series.

    I'm gonna call it right now.  The lines you've seen the last two games will be the exact same lines you see Friday.  And I guaranty you that if we are tied or down even one goal in the 3rd period retarded Claude will still be sending out the Thorton, Begin Whitfield line.  Ugh!





     
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    You're right. CJ is so stupid he couldn't count his balls and get the same number twice.
     
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    Does anyone remember that Claude Julien was fired when his team was in 1st place near the end of a season?  There were reasons for that and we are seeing them here in this series.  Claude refuses to make adjustments and he simply doesn't know how to or is incapable of motivating his players. We've scored one goal in 2 games yet in the 3rd period we are still seeing the Thorton, Begin Whitfield line again and again.  Anyone seen Rechhi or Bergeron lately?  Me neither.  I got one word for Paille. When you're offensively challenged you have to shorten your bench and make changes. Bergeon Savard Lucic Rechhi Sobotka Satan Wheller Begin Ryder Marchand Hamill Lehtohen Sit Paille, Thorton and Whitfield.  If you have to play these guys play Begin and Paille along with Hamill (moving Begin to wing). And play this line 2-3 minutes a period tops. I'd rather see the 4th line I've mentioned above though.  Send Whitfield back to Providence via the Chinatown bus right now! Yeah I know you don't want to play rookies in the playoffs but I'd rather see guys with energy and some offensive ability versus offensive stiffs with zero energy like Paille, Thorton, Whitfied (terrible break away effort) and Begin continue to eat up large chunks of ice time. Changes don't mean Tim Thomas for you dopes that think that's the answer. Rask has been fine.  Effort, lack of consistent forecheck, lack of intensity, terrible power play and lack of offensive creativity combined with Humpty Dumpty Claude's refusal to make adjustments is costing this team this series. I'm gonna call it right now.  The lines you've seen the last two games will be the exact same lines you see Friday.  And I guaranty you that if we are tied or down even one goal in the 3rd period retarded Claude will still be sending out the Thorton, Begin Whitfield line.  Ugh!
    Posted by bobforte2002



    I completely agree. I just hope Julien changes his stuborn ways , and shuffles all the lines/ with bringing up a Marchand and sitting Paille or Thornton. ( Whitfield has impress me a little with is hard work, still not the player you want on a breakaway, but for a 4th liner; he's done his job.



     
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    whitefield plays....bs lose.
     
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    Same old same old. He dooesn't want to play the rookies, but he seems to forget where the rookies got him 2 years ago.

    Being able to accommodate change it part of being an adult with a brain that's got a survival mechanism. Julien doesn't have that mechanism. I am tempted to conclude it's just a matter of getting old.
     
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    Paille is killing the Bergeron line.   

    Savard was better tonight but still quick with the puck - afraid to be hit

    I thought the D - especially Wideman and Hunwick jumped into the play alot to help create offense - they need more of that and from the start of the game.  

    Passion for 60 not 30 minutes is needed to win a playoff game.

    Chara is a shadow of his former self - i would trade him at the deadline next year to get something for him.  Too much money tied up in an asset that doesn't dominate at either end.  Briere is out muscling him at times!



     
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    A week ago, Julien was a genius. Today he is bum. Give it a rest.
     
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    I will have to agree with you guys about the adjustements about the line up but will have to disagree about game adjustements. 

    It is clear that the Bruins made some adjustement last night.  They really took the play to the Flyers after the first 10 minutes.

    That is the way they have to play when the puck drops and good things should happend. 

    BTW CJ said that they would take a look at all of their options including line up changes.  Let's hope that we see Marchand instead of Thotnton or Withfield on friday night.
     
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    A week ago, Julien was a genius. Today he is bum. Give it a rest.
    Posted by polar123


    Julien was never a genius and I certainly never claimed him to be.  He's a coach that was a perfect fit for the clutch and grab hockey that dominated the game a few years back.  Even when the Bruins have been successful it's been more to do with the players then the coach.  Again he was FIRED from NJ while they were in first place.  They went on to win the Cup that year.  That has to tell you something.

    Regardless of X's and O's crap like continuing to roll out that train wreck of line (Thorton-Begin-Whitfield) when you are down 0-2 in the third period is a perfect example of his mind numbing ways.  Even high school hockey coaches shorten their bench when the game situation calls for it.

    Guys like Whitfield, Begin, Thorton, Paille and Wheller are killing this team.  Paille has single handedly destroyed any semblance of Bergeron's and Rechh's effectiveness. Yet Claude doesn't make a single change even after two full games of zero production.

    Remember that 10 game losing streak this year. Worst in like 70 years for the Bruins.  Claude was making zero adjustments then too.  That's why they kept on losing. 

    Anyone who has called this guy a genius is a dope themselves.  At this point it's clear the Bruins don't have enough to get to the cup finals and win unless Rask goes  '86 Patrick Roy.

    The best thing that could probably happen for this team is not just lose game 7 but for the B's to have a crap game 5 type of effort to get booted from this series and then have slow start to next year.  That way maybe PC will wake the F up and show Claude the door.

    We have a bright future with guys like Colbrone, Caron, Alexandrov Hall/Seguin as well as the other youngsters we have in the system and our core NHL guys playing today.  Please PC don't let Claude close the window on our chances of making some good cup runs the next several years.  Get rid of this guy!
     
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    No one more stubburn then old bloated Clode.

    3 straight losses with exactly the same lineup. When the lineups came out at 6:20pm yesterday and it said no lineup changes from the Bruins I knew we were headed for a Game 7

    If Clode sticks to his guns again look for history to be made.
     
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    The Bruins have way too many cookie cutter "defensive specialists" (ie. lacking offensive skills).  Without Krejci, there is absolutely no one who can create scoring oppornities like Richards or Briere--NO ONE.  I hate Richards, but is is tremendously skilled with the puck and a tough customer.  Lucic was supposed to be our Richards, but he is all of a sudden a candidate to the Lady Bing trophy.  I am trying to stay optimistic in the eye of the storm.. GO BRUINS
     
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    Paille is killing the Bergeron line.....     Chara is a shadow of his former self - i would trade him at the deadline next year to get something for him.  Too much money tied up in an asset that doesn't dominate at either end.  Briere is out muscling him at times!
    Posted by tremha


    Finally - someone that makes sense! I have been a Chara critic for a while.

    Anyone that has ever played the game knows when you go against a big guy, you just gotta move in on him quick and he's useless.

    1. Chara might lead the team in hits, but with his size, he should be punishing people. He does not.
    2. He slows the whole transition game down out of the zone
    3. He should not be wearing the "C". He does not lead this team - he is too passive.
    4. Anyone can win a hardest shot competition. Do it in a game an I'll be impressed

    I met Paille in the fall. Good guy. I told him then I loved his game. But his "game" is defense, forchecking, and PK. Sure, he creates lots of opportunites for himself. Trouble is he's offensively retarded and you are right - he is killing that Bergeron line.

    As far as Julien is concerned I have two criticisms.
    1. Lousy line changes and waaaay too many. ( Maybe that's not all him though?)
    2. He should be rolling three lines - not the 4 - whenever possible. 


    If possible, the B's should try and package Chara, Wheeler, and thier "other" 1st round pick to move up and try and get Cam Fowler.





     
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    His loyalty to often ineffective players is puzzling.  I can understand if his reasoning is the hope they'll eventually play their way out of whatever funk they're in but shouldn't there be a time where he says "Either crap or get of the pot!"  So now its Game 7.

    Just my opinion but I don't think CJ has anything to lose by playing Marchand over the vet Whitfield.  If he's worried about Marchand taking penalties, the PK has proven to be strong.  Marchand's an agitator, irritating and yappy, the kind of spark the club just might need against a team already loaded with that kind of player.  We know he'll will lay the body on anybody.  Can't scoring chances can be created by knocking someone off the puck? 
     
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    In Response to Re: Big Surprise Claude Makes Zero Adjustments:
    In Response to Re: Big Surprise Claude Makes Zero Adjustments : Finally - someone that makes sense! I have been a Chara critic for a while. Anyone that has ever played the game knows when you go against a big guy, you just gotta move in on him quick and he's useless. 1. Chara might lead the team in hits, but with his size, he should be punishing people. He does not. 2. He slows the whole transition game down out of the zone 3. He should not be wearing the "C". He does not lead this team - he is too passive. 4. Anyone can win a hardest shot competition. Do it in a game an I'll be impressed I met Paille in the fall. Good guy. I told him then I loved his game. But his "game" is defense, forchecking, and PK. Sure, he creates lots of opportunites for himself. Trouble is he's offensively retarded and you are right - he is killing that Bergeron line. As far as Julien is concerned I have two criticisms. 1. Lousy line changes and waaaay too many. ( Maybe that's not all him though?) 2. He should be rolling three lines - not the 4 - whenever possible.  If possible, the B's should try and package Chara, Wheeler, and thier "other" 1st round pick to move up and try and get Cam Fowler.
    Posted by vinnycriss11


    Yes Palle is a dissaster offensively. He makes some plays to get the puck then tries a self pass or (ohh I hate when) he stops/spins at the halfwall looking to pass over center and turns the puck over. Brutal. But he's not suppose to be out there on the top 3 lines. Wheeler does the same dumb things and sadly he is suppose to be on a top 3 line.

    Whitfield played really well last night. If anyone should sit its Thornton.

    I'd like to see CJ move Sobokta up with Bergeron and roll the top two lines out there more.

    Satan, Savard, Lucic
    Rechhi, Bergeron, Sobokta

    Satan and Savard might put together some good chances like Krejci Satan. Bergeron and Sobokta can win battle and put it near the net for Rechii.
     
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    In Response to Re: Big Surprise Claude Makes Zero Adjustments : Yes Palle is a dissaster offensively. He makes some plays to get the puck then tries a self pass or (ohh I hate when) he stops/spins at the halfwall looking to pass over center and turns the puck over. Brutal. But he's not suppose to be out there on the top 3 lines. Wheeler does the same dumb things and sadly he is suppose to be on a top 3 line. Whitfield played really well last night. If anyone should sit its Thornton. I'd like to see CJ move Sobokta up with Bergeron and roll the top two lines out there more. Satan, Savard, Lucic Rechhi, Bergeron, Sobokta Satan and Savard might put together some good chances like Krejci Satan. Bergeron and Sobokta can win battle and put it near the net for Rechii.
    Posted by tmmanning



    You make allot of good points.

    The problem is it's the playoffs. You can shake up the lines but you don't really get to see the results until they play together for a while,a nd we're talking about a game 7. Possible one game - goodbye scenario.

    It's simple, - as much as I want to shave the goofy haircut  - Brian Engblom says it all the time. "In the playoffs - your best players need to play thier best game."

    Right now, the Bruins best players - or at least - the players that everyone calls the best players -  are not doing that. It's not enough for the other guys to step up thier game, like Svobotka and Boychuk & Satan. Your first line guys have to do it too. They ain't.Yell

    Put it this way. If you're a professional hockey player, and you can not get motivated to play hard in a game 7, which  - if you win - takes you to the conference finals and into one of the best rivalries in professional sports - then you do not deserve to be in the NHL.

    That place will be madhouse tomorrow night. This game will speak volumes about this team, and it's leaders on and off the ice. 






     

     

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