Re: Please talk me off the edge
posted at 10/20/2009 10:20 AM EDT
In Response to Please talk me off the edge
[QUOTE]I know it's early, but what's wrong with the Bruins? I didn't LOVE the Kessel trade, but I didn't hate it either. I did like him, but something tells me he had maxed out. Either way, I don't think that's the reason they're playing so poorly. Were PJ and Yelle that important to the penalty kill? I know they were solid, reliable guys, but come on. I think the new guys (especially Begin) have been some of the only bright spots. I guess I have two theories: One - the uber-short preseason has not allowed them to get their legs and precision. They always look a step off. With time and more play, it will come and they'll be fine. Guys like Krejci are still recovering from surgery, etc. Once they get some rhythm to the season, they will be a #3 or #4 seed. Plus - is it me, or has the schedule been really weird so far? They play, then get 3 or 4 days off, then play back to back, etc. Look at this week - 3 days off after Colorado, then back to back on the road in Dallas and Phoenix, 3 days off, then back to back at home in Nashville, then at Philly. That's just strange. What happened to the old Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday schedule? The second one scares me - did we overrate these guys? Is Thomas just another guy after being spectacular last year? Did Chara peak last year (he's off to a slow start)? Did guys like Bitz and Hunwick play beyond themselves last year? Please tell me I'm wrong on this. The Kobasew trade sorta bothers me. He's been pretty awful this year, but he's had two nice years for us. He always plays hard. He was probably overpaid, so if this allows us to resign Savard and make a great pickup at the deadline, then great. But otherwise, I'm torn. Talk me off the edge.
Posted by mgauthier1975[/QUOTE]
It's way too early to be on the "edge" Sure, most of us are "concerned", but at least the front office is trying to address it. Remember, the B's got off to a bad start last year. Hey, the PENS were horrible...While I usually recommend several
YUENGLING Lagers in cases like yours, my suggestion is to imbibe two bottles of YUENGLING'S Lord Chesterfield Ale daily for seven days/no more, and watch for improvements coming with the BRUINS.