Re: Alexei Ponikarovsky
posted at 2/15/2013 2:37 PM EST
In response to MeanE's comment:
Because being one point out of first place has nothing to do with winning the stanley cup. The goals have changed for the Bruins. It's not just OK to win the adams division, or beat Montreal in a playoff round anymore. It's about Lord Stanley. The GM's of the Pens and the Devils, two teams at the top of the conference with the Bruins aren't "satisfied", they are analyzing their strengths and weaknesses and making moves in this shortened
season. I think it is pretty clear that Chris Bourque is not the answer for the 3rd line, and neither is Jay Pandolfo (good depth signing). Whether you like Ponikarovsky in that role is another story, but I hope that PC gets in the ballgame soon. Injuries are going to happen, and I don't like the depth that I see. Go out and get some help now, when your squad is healthy and you don't need
to make a deal and another GM can hold you over a barrel. Have I been entertained by the Bruins this year, you bet. Am I happy with their start, I sure am. They are showing that they know how to win. But that doesn't mean that I don't want to see them improve this roster.
Thank you for the emphasis on "shortened". It really drove home the point.
And for me (and possibly others), it's life isn't Stanley Cup or bust. I really enjoy hockey. I have for my whole life.
I think it's great that the B's are playing and winning. I am not a "they won, but..." type of fan. In fact, I hate those fans. "They won, but they gave up three in the third." "They won, but they had to come from behind again to do it." "They won 5-0, but all five goals were even strength. They went 0-3 on the powerplay."
I like when the B's win. I don't expect them to win it all. I never do. Anyone who expects that is delusional. It would be great if they did. It was great when they did a couple of years ago. I hope they do it again soon. I'm not, however, going to look at a team that is first in the division and second in the conference with two games in hand and be upset that the GM hasn't made any trades.
Because that is just wicked friggggggggin' stupid.