Bergeron Line Could Be Sleeping Giant - Toronto Star

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    Bergeron Line Could Be Sleeping Giant - Toronto Star

    http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/05/11/bruins_slumping_top_line_could_be_sleeping_giant_feschuk.html

    Dave Feschuk of The Toronto Star thinks Bergeron, Marchand and Seguin could be due to bust out.  They haven't been offensively productive with only 1 goal and 2 assists between them in the series so far but they're creating chances and might be set to cash them in. 

     
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    Well, there's never been a better time than tonight.

     
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    Agreed on the timing. Obviously Marchand has been careful since his injury, but tonight is a better time than Monday to get his wheels and agressiveness flying. Bergie has also been cautious as he constantly plays defense first, and doesn't get caught up ice when he needs to cover in the defensive zone. Most of these concerns could be corrected with better coaching and game prep leadership, Claude !!!

     
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    Time for action, not talk for Bruins
     
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    http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/05/11/bruins_slumping_top_line_could_be_sleeping_giant_feschuk.html

    Dave Feschuk of The Toronto Star thinks Bergeron, Marchand and Seguin could be due to bust out.  They haven't been offensively productive with only 1 goal and 2 assists between them in the series so far but they're creating chances and might be set to cash them in. 




    Rich, it's got everyone scratching their heads for sure, but given it's the playoffs, I'm not totally surprised. Sometimes the guys who were big in the regular season sometimes disappear for short or long periods of play in the playoffs. Added pressure and opposing team matchups I think play into it. The other factor perhaps at play here is the late season concussions rec'd by Bergeron & Marchand and they are not playing with their normal intensity??

    There is no doubt though that they can be game changers, and tonight would be a great time for them to return to form.

     
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    http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/05/11/bruins_slumping_top_line_could_be_sleeping_giant_feschuk.html

    Dave Feschuk of The Toronto Star thinks Bergeron, Marchand and Seguin could be due to bust out.  They haven't been offensively productive with only 1 goal and 2 assists between them in the series so far but they're creating chances and might be set to cash them in. 

     




    Rich, it's got everyone scratching their heads for sure, but given it's the playoffs, I'm not totally surprised. Sometimes the guys who were big in the regular season sometimes disappear for short or long periods of play in the playoffs. Added pressure and opposing team matchups I think play into it. The other factor perhaps at play here is the late season concussions rec'd by Bergeron & Marchand and they are not playing with their normal intensity??

     

    There is no doubt though that they can be game changers, and tonight would be a great time for them to return to form.



    4ever, the article says they've combined for a total of 59 SOG in the five games.  What they haven't had yet is more luck around the net. 

     
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    http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/05/11/bruins_slumping_top_line_could_be_sleeping_giant_feschuk.html

    Dave Feschuk of The Toronto Star thinks Bergeron, Marchand and Seguin could be due to bust out.  They haven't been offensively productive with only 1 goal and 2 assists between them in the series so far but they're creating chances and might be set to cash them in. 

     




    Rich, it's got everyone scratching their heads for sure, but given it's the playoffs, I'm not totally surprised. Sometimes the guys who were big in the regular season sometimes disappear for short or long periods of play in the playoffs. Added pressure and opposing team matchups I think play into it. The other factor perhaps at play here is the late season concussions rec'd by Bergeron & Marchand and they are not playing with their normal intensity??

     

    There is no doubt though that they can be game changers, and tonight would be a great time for them to return to form.

     



    4ever, the article says they've combined for a total of 59 SOG in the five games.  What they haven't had yet is more luck around the net. 

     



    A lot of Seguins shots aren't quality shots

     
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    Agreed on the timing. Obviously Marchand has been careful since his injury, but tonight is a better time than Monday to get his wheels and agressiveness flying. Bergie has also been cautious as he constantly plays defense first, and doesn't get caught up ice when he needs to cover in the defensive zone. Most of these concerns could be corrected with better coaching and game prep leadership, Claude !!!



    bogie, as one of the elite defensive forwards and reigning Selke winner isn't it Bergeron's responsibility to think defense first?  We've seen him behind his own net battling for the puck countless times.  I don't see this as something Julien should be addressing. 

    Marchand is due to put his stamp on a game whether it's irritate the hell out of several Leafs, contribute offensively or help prevent Toronto from generating much in the Bruin end. 

     
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    RichHill, agree in spades. Bergeron is playing his usual superb game, what is not happening is the snap and pop from Marchand, who, it appears, is still hurting. Seguin is playing well, and is taking any shot he can get. IMO Claude should be telling Bergie to focus on offence, and telling his defence to be more alert and supportive. Redden could help, and Hamilton did during the season. Bergeron knows what needs to be done, so let's see if Claude can stimulate some support

     
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    A lot of Seguins shots aren't quality shots

     

     



    If he weren't getting any chances at all I'd be more puzzled.  We see him working hard trying to create things.  Since he's got more shots on goal than any other player in the playoffs who hasn't yet scored with his skill I'd like to think he'll nail one Reimer can't stop.

     

     
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    Can't keep this line off the scoresheet forever  (2 more games would be nice though)

     
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    Yes, this line hasn't put many points on the board, but they have done other things... faceoffs just being one. Instead of being down about one or two guys, maybe be hopeful that the team is still winning and can only get better if/when the bounces start going our way!

     
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    If he weren't getting any chances at all I'd be more puzzled.  We see him working hard trying to create things.  Since he's got more shots on goal than any other player in the playoffs who hasn't yet scored with his skill I'd like to think he'll nail one Reimer can't stop.

     




    Working hard = Making a half hearted poke check at the puck in stride and veering off giving Toronto a free breakout instead pinning the guy with the puck against the boards to keep the puck in the zone?

     
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    Can't keep this line off the scoresheet forever  (2 more games would be nice though)




    LoL

     
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    It is a tad disturbing to hear that Marchand only has 1 goal in 12 playoff games since game 7 of the SCF final I didn't realize it was that few. But wasn't it game 6 in 2011 against the Habs before he got his 1st one, then he went on a little tear?  Last yr it was game 5. So, he's on a trend where he takes a bit of time to get going. 

     
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    Working hard = Making a half hearted poke check at the puck in stride and veering off giving Toronto a free breakout instead pinning the guy with the puck against the boards to keep the puck in the zone?

     



    If that's all you see then you're a blind whiny little bi^tch who lives in a pestimistic world! 

     

     
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    A lot of Seguins shots aren't quality shots

     

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    What's up with you lately kitchen making these stupid comments? What player in the history of the game has ever taken 100% quality shots? Seriously??? You're better than this! 

     
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    Stop making excuses for the Bergeron line.  Bergeron is the only one playing of any worth.  I said before the series that Jagr needs to switch with Seguin only to be laughed at b/c "they were the most consistent offensive line all year".  Seguin has been anything other than consistent and now is playing like the 2nd coming of Bethel Johnson.  On the 3rd line he can go play with speed and Jagr can move up to play with players that can make decisions a bit quicker in the Toronto zone.  Rask needs to be solid tonight and once again the Krejci line will provide the goals.

     
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    Hopefully they get it going in Game 7 or the housecleaning starts. Coachimg staff top the list, as a fan you knew something was missing this, two years after their cup PC has pretty much stayed put, a good GM is always proactive not reactive PC is the latter need to go. Third, D needs a total overhaul this bunch has lost a few steps since 2011, front end needs a sniper pure goal scorer. 

     
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    Has the sleeping part right. 

     
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    Has the sleeping part right. 



    Yes and they weren't even that good defensively tonight,couldn't get puck out of own end,second Leaf goal Seguin stood ther and watched Kessel

     
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    Well they just left a giant pile of steaming kaka on the ice tonight.

     

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