Boychuck/McQuaid

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    Boychuck/McQuaid

    Why is there a serious difference in ice time here?
    Boychuck - 20:34 per game
    McQuaid - 14:51 per game

    Does anyone else here prefer McQuaid's safe game in the B's system over Johnny's high-risk/low-reward style? It seems like Johnny is always slow in getting rid of the puck on the breakout, and in the offensive zone, he makes some pretty ill-advised pinches leading to odd-man rushes going the other way. The guy was the main reason for the game 1 loss against Vancouver last year when he rushed into the scrum on the boards.
    McQuaid usually makes safer plays with the puck and doesn't usually get caught out of position. He doesn't provide much offensively, but he rarely makes mistakes, which I like.
    If you don't agree, you can't possibly disagree to the point where you think that there should be a 5:43 per game difference in their ice time.
    If they've changed their games a little bit this year, I apologize (I'm not in the states and I'm unable to watch games). However, judging by stats and what I've read, their games seem to be pretty consistent with what I recall.
    Any reasons for this? 
     
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    Re: Boychuck/McQuaid

    The answer is pretty simple...Boychuck is on the #1 D pairing with Chara, McQuade is on the #3 pairing with Ference.
     
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    Re: Boychuck/McQuaid

    In Response to Re: Boychuck/McQuaid:
    [QUOTE]The answer is pretty simple...Boychuck is on the #1 D pairing with Chara, McQuade is on the #3 pairing with Ference.
    Posted by hangnail[/QUOTE]
    Actually Hang, I've been glad to see McQuaid getting a few more shifts with Zee lately.
     
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    Re: Boychuck/McQuaid

    In Response to Re: Boychuck/McQuaid:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Boychuck/McQuaid : Actually Hang, I've been glad to see McQuaid getting a few more shifts with Zee lately.
    Posted by dezaruchi[/QUOTE]

    Agreed...always a good idea for the younger guys to play with and learn from the best.  They'll have their hands full today!!
     
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    Re: Boychuck/McQuaid

    Double agreed.  From a physical intimidation viewpoint alone, is there another pairing that can match these two?
     
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    Re: Boychuck/McQuaid

    McQuaid has progressed every year, another Kudo for Chiarelli. He is also gaining more ice time in key situations, and has good chemistry with Ference. Boychuck, as we know, took a longer time to get to the NHL. He has worked hard to be part of the Bruins defense, as dictated by Claude, but, continues to make poor decisions, particularly when cornered or hemmed in. Some of the speedier teams, like the Habs, are anticipating his cross ice pass to his defensive partner, so it's up to Houda to reinforce an earlier and shorter release. It is what it is.
     
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    Re: Boychuck/McQuaid

    Expectations are different because from what the team wants of the 2 of them and Boychuk is being instructed to pinch more because Julien trusts that Siedenberg, Ference and Chara can cover. For what both Dmen are being paid my expectations are satisfied with their positional play.
     

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