Re: Maybe it's time to start looking at Julien
posted at 11/6/2009 4:13 PM EST
In Response to Re: Maybe it's time to start looking at Julien
[QUOTE]Hate to say it, but Recchi is a problem, but he's a big problem largely because of the chemistry issues. This team cannot pass right now. I guess the ice was bad last night, but it was more than that. You can't play a possession game if you can't pass because you can't string a few quick relays together to give someone both the time and the space to create a real chance. Everytime Bergeron has the puck for a second and then makes a pass, the world looks calmer because he's in control and he passes control with the puck. Then the next pass is slightly off and the guy receiving it loses a half-second shifting from his backhand to his forehand or digging the puck off the wall or out of his skates. The lanes are now gone and there's a checker on top of him. Hard to create 'easy' goals under those conditions.
Posted by Bookboy007[/QUOTE]So many insightful contributions on this thread that it reminds me why I registered on these boards in the first place.Bookboy
: Awesome point. Nor Recchi's fault, but his efficiency was based on how well he fit in with the lines J put him on. Those lines are gone and chemistry is gone-- if it returns we might just see over 20 goals from Recchi this season. If not, then not.
[QUOTE]Oh, and Wheeler deserves a bit of a pass on this one. Good chip and chase on a couple of occasions. Used his speed better today than most games this year, and generated some good chances. Needs to bury them. Ryder had his most creative game, too, with some great bursts. Slurm needs a GPS to find the net. Wow.
Posted by Bookboy007[/QUOTE]
I have to admit he is exceeding my expectations right now (I was never a big a Wheeler fan). Maybe it's just because everyone else is su cking the big one but that's what it seems like.
[QUOTE]Perhaps he was willing to give Mark a chance to do something positive for himself and the team to get him going for the long term, over risking 1 point at this stage of the season.
Posted by watchtower[/QUOTE]Watchtower
(what r u a JW? lol): I thunk he really wanted this point, and I have to insist on this-- as Believe1
said, remember that crazy decisionn to put Axelsson
into the shootout lineup? it worked. Coaches have to go out on a limb sometimes-- especially when all else is failing. That said, I would have used Chara. He has the motivation to turn this around. And remember that crazy shootout slapshot he took last season? I do. don't remember who it was against but it was brilliant.
[QUOTE]Close to 40 shots last night, thats not bad coaching. thats alot of chances with very few Lucky breaks. Bruins have outshot every team this losing streak. All it takes is a few to hit the twine to reverse the direction. If we were as hapless as the Wild Id be worried, but were moving the puck and putting it on goal, just need a couple to go in.
Posted by joebondo
Yeah but take a look at those shots on goal! They're wimpy and they made even Price look good! That's what got me most last night. This team made Price look good. Makes me sick to the stomach. But the point is, I see a whole bunch of really cra ppy shots on net in the past few games-- not real scoring attempts. That's what they need to work on, but can you teach that? broken record: Need a coupld of natural goal scorers. SighBruinsFaninOntario:
Awesome post, even if I disagree. I don't think they need to throw out the bath with the bath water. i think Julien needs to knock these guys off their current track, and I think the nice guy approach isn't working. So maybe he should kick their arses a little-- get mad for Xst sake.Wake these boys up with a little attitude. They should ALL be mad as he ll right now.
[QUOTE]Stupid idea, change the coach. The players are on the ice...Kevin Paul "The Genius" Dupont, stated the Bruins won't miss Kessel's 36 goals. He's an idiot. Kessel created space on the ice for others to be free to put shots on goal. You have to many overpriced lugs. They threw 4 million at Ryder, because Julien liked him, Strum is overpriced to...dump these salaries asap and get young hungry" players. It's a joke that these "professionals" can't score goals...
Posted by hARRIS666
Genius s rght! StOOPID StOOPID StOOPID
"It's a joke that these "professionals" can't score goals"
[QUOTE]Kessel would not have returned if Julien was the coach, plain and simple. At the time, I didn't care if Kessel came back. Now, it looks like the team could use his goals. Plus, Julien is doing an awful job coaching right now. I want to see some Johnny Boychuk!
Posted by TimThomas-god
Well yeah-- they could sort of use a goal scorer
What possesses management to decide that the one natural goal scorer on a professional hockey team is the expendible player? I'm baffled.
But hey-- we got Chara and Morris! We got a bunch of 20-goal scorers! Who needs a natural goal scorer? It's only the NHL! Shouldn't a good defense be enough?
Oh yeah-- maybe you win hockey games by scoring goals, right? Defense is what happens in the background while you're defending the LEAD you got by SCORING.