Re: Apparently Jordan Eberle is the Winner of the Bachelorette
posted at 7/4/2014 10:20 PM EDT
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
Et tu, kel?
Said it before with a lot of other e-harmony targets and I'll say it again here - if you're not responsible for the Bruins you don't play. Doesn't matter if you're Ovechkin and score 50 because you never come deeper into the defensive zone than the one stride from the blueline. The defensive system is like Leonidas tells Ephialtes in 300: you can't have a hunchback who can't lift his shield to protect the man beside him no matter how strong his spear-arm is. The whole line falls apart. You have to pick up your zone or your man, you have to get your stick in passing lanes, you have go hard into the corner and battle for the puck and you have to go where you're expected to be so that your teammates don't end up turning the puck over because they expect you to be in one spot and you've chosen to go to another because it will be easier for you to skate out of the zone if everyone else does all the hard work.
Eberle and Hall are talented players; don't get me wrong. I think the expectation that they would score the way they score in Edmonton if asked to play Bruins hockey is just unreasonable, and I think there's a better than 50/50 chance the kid would be eaten alive after 40 games of people expecting a 30+ goalscorer and getting a guy who has trouble fitting in with the top two Bruin lines. Honestly, it would be marco central around here - everything people are complaining about with Eriksson would transfer to Eberle. He takes the body a bit more, but he's not a big hitter or physical in any real way. Absent that aspect of his game, I don't see him scoring a lot in Boston.
Are you not entertained?!?!
Eberle and Eriksson are two totally different players, I think if you put Eberle on a line with Krejci and Lucic he get 30 plus. Why couldn't Eberle come here and be a good player who produces? Edmontons players and system are about as opposite from the Bruins as one can get. Kessel scored 36 goals and was plus player here. He left over money, not problems fitting into the system. Seguin, he's a center who was playing wing on the third line when things ended here. B's have an opening for a right handed winger on the top 6, he would be a perfect fit here.
Not everyone is going to be a two way responsible player, and if they are, you'll be experiencing short playoff runs. You need the player who can get the goal when needed.
I would go as far as to say if Eberle comes here he would put up the best numbers of his career in his second year here.
Like I said before, If the B's stay the way they are, and Eriksson is the first line right winger, he will get 30 plus.