Re: Bolts Offense
posted at 5/11/2011 10:52 PM EDT
1st off- relax. I was only kidding with you. my post was littered with sarcasm. I got yours. Obviously you didnt get mine. Injury was a joke. Stop playing with words.
I did read your post. Roli not advancing since 2006. How does this have any influence on what he is doing now? TT has never been this far and has failed in the past to advance and lost his job last year. With this logic maybe TT gets nervous and fails badly. Bottom line. What is going to make Roli fail in round three. What makes you an expert on when a goalie is gonna break down and lose his edge when he has been playing outta this world? Fact! Roli is one of the MVP's of the final 5 teams and has taken his team(underdog Oilers) to the cup finals and likely would have won if he didnt get hurt.
I actually agreed on Goats breakdown. Although I could have commented on numerous issues with it such as the teams involved and the flawed stat of +/-.
Bottom 6 forwards. Bottom 6 forwards.
They have 3 in the top 30 scorers in the playoffs. Their 3rd line has clicked. At the current moment in these playoffs Berg/Downie/Moore are as good as any line in the playoffs. What oh mighty one makes you think that this bottom 6 is gonna be out played by Peverly/Ryder/Campy?
Our 4th line is a joke. Thorton is terrible. Stop with anything that relates to him being in this conversation. Paille is hit or miss but kills pims similar to Hall or Thompson. Seguin shouldnt be in the NHL.
At the moment the bottom 6 for TBay is out scoring Bostons bottom 6 12-10. Also consider that they have 5 bottom 6 fwds to our 6 bottom 6 fwds. Factor in that Kelly and his 4 goals are sliding up on the depth scale and this debate is over. If you are comparing numbers for the 1st 2 rounds also factor in the competition.
See I can throw stats out as well.
Also factor in that Gagne and Stampkos(top 5 in hockey?) were almost non-factors.
Star Power- TBay
Special Teams- which are kinda important its not even close. Bruins PP woke up on a 5-3 PP in a blow out game with a minute left. If this is turning the page well hip hip horray. Tbay is outstanding in both aspects. If you want we can dig really deep and realize the Caps also scored on a 5-3.
Depth Fwds- TBay(think I pretty clearly illustrated that through 2 rounds their bottom 5 are as good and actually better at the moment).
Speed- B's. Its close but I think we have better team speed.
Physical Play- B's Huge Edge
Defense- Z one of the best dmen in the league(if not the best) and he is an X factor that definitely gives us an edge.
Goalie- I will even concede the goalie edge to the B;s based purely on the fact that TT is the regular seasons best goalie. However, playoffs are a different bird and at the moment Rolie is on par.
I am also basing this on the fact that Bergie likely won't be 100%.
San dude. If you had a late nap and fell off the wrong side of the bed please don't take it out on me. I am here for fun and to stir things up. We both have opinions. I like taking the other side of the argument once in a while and running with it. If you don't know that by now you havent been reading my posts.