Re: 10 2 2 and people are complaining?
posted at 2/26/2013 8:45 AM EST
I don't feel the B's have any huge player issues. I see no great concern in lines 3 and 4, rather the reality of the unpredictability in pro sport. It's still only 15 games in, so with the small sample we're dealing with, lines 3 and 4 can easily go to "overperforming statistically" if they have a couple of hot games.
Regardless how well things are going, there's always something sputtering somewhere. The question is, do you work through it, or panic, and make a change, or changes that can really backfire.
Work on it....improve, because improvement in any area increases the chance of winning.
I think this group has a shot....as good a shot as any of the other big dogs, but like them, they'll need to be at their best, plus have a lot of luck. There will undoubtedly be some tweaking personel wise, but I'd be surprised at much more.
The biggest reason for my "relative calm", is simply PC. The game seems full of knee jerk type executives. It looks to me like he thinks his decisions through, and has a better mind than most when pinpointing real weakness vs. the ups and downs of the game.
Having said all that, I don't think the team is really playing to it's potential. The record is great, but I think overall, they're playing a little beneath themselves. That happens over the course of a season. Most teams just don't have the players to win a cup. the Bruins in my mind do. Just a matter of getting it out of them.