Bruins Defense in Big Games

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    Bruins Defense in Big Games

    2010 vs Flyers blew 3-0 games and 3-0 game 7



    2013 game 7 vs Leafs lets in 4 gets bailed out by legendary Bruin comeback



    2013 game 4 vs Hawks with a chance to go up 3-1 lets in 6



    2014 vs Habs well they just weren't very good

     
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    Re: Bruins Defense in Big Games

    Where you going with this?  We ought to have another look at our alleged shut down d?  Or a defenseman in particular?  

     

     
     
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    It's easier to blame the goalie.




     
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    Way easier and not as much writing. 

     
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    Pretty sure if they didn't dress Thornton they win all those games.
    Right, Stanley?

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    Man...that's uggo. 

    You could dig further on this one, too.  2011 Game 7 v the Scabs, give up the late goal to send it to OT.  2011 Game 7 against the Tampans: 1-0.  2011 Game 7 against the Canucks: goose egg.  Well, that's better....  2012, can't really blame the D.  2013, late rally by Chicago to tie game 1, late rally to tie and then win game 6.

    Is there a flaw there?  I'm guessing the only common denominator is Chara and the coaching staff....

     

     

    Are you not entertained?!?!

     
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    Oh, I see what you did there. Clever. Very clever.

    Seriously, the entire team for the most part was off kilter and did not play great in front of Rask. When that happens you hope the goalie stands on his head. He didn't.  I think the blame can be spread around to the D, the forwards and Rask. In some games it was one of the 3 more than the others but they all failed to play at peak performance in too many games to survive round 2.

     

     
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    I know what NAS is getting at!

    2010 Seidenberg hurt and did not play entire series.

    2013 Seidenberg hurt, plays only 1 shift against Leafs.

    2013 against the Hawks, Seidenberg was not on the ice for both late goals.

    2013 Habs, Seidenberg hurt and did not play.

    Therefore, without Seidenberg: Bruins can't shutdown anyone.

     

     

     
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    As a Bruins fan since 1970 I hope I am dead wrong.

    But so far Rask's resume isn't very good and don't talk about the regular season.

     
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    Re: Bruins Defense in Big Games

    Emotionally castrated - if you didn't notice.

    Ask yourself two simple questions -which team was the aggressor ?...why wasn't it the Bruins?

    Pretty good way to help out the D , is to spend lots of time at the other end of the ice.

    It was NEVER more apparent then this last series, that this team had the life sucked out of them before they ever hit the ice, it was literally sickening to watch.

    F U CJ

     
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    Seidenberg is undoubtedly a key piece, but this series had much to do with a sloppy offense as well.  The Rags are faster and smoother and banging everyone into the boards and skating right around the Scabs…oh, and they look more confident doing so.  

    And what about 2012 WITH Seidenberg? They lost to the Caps in 7.  It's not a science.  It comes down to "will."

     
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    2012 wasn't a defensive problem,it was all on the offence,no Horton as well.

     
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    Tells me Rask isn't very good in the big games,really what has he done in playoffs,beat the Rangers,who had no offence,and beat Pitts Crosby does nothing in the playoffs,had 1 goal this year,and Pitts had crap for goaltending,so not convinced he is a money goalie.Hope I'm wrong Yeah he is the Vezina winner but Chad Johnson had great nunbers this season,also,so do Bruins resighn him for 7Million,nope he probably walks,will bring in somebody else next year who will do just as good.

     
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    The thread reads "Defense", not "Goaltending".


    If Rask's own defense don't deflect pucks in off their skates he would have won a Cup last year, and be on the way to another one this year.


    Blaming Rask is the easy way out.


    The Rangers had Lundqvist in net against the Bruins in last year's playoff, why didn't the Rags win?

     
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    Tells me Rask isn't very good in the big games,really what has he done in playoffs,beat the Rangers,who had no offence,and beat Pitts Crosby does nothing in the playoffs,had 1 goal this year,and Pitts had crap for goaltending,so not convinced he is a money goalie.Hope I'm wrong Yeah he is the Vezina winner but Chad Johnson had great nunbers this season,also,so do Bruins resighn him for 7Million,nope he probably walks,will bring in somebody else next year who will do just as good.

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    Prior to 2011 you could just insert Thomas' name for Rask in these statements.

    Rask didn't steal one but he was far from the problem or the reason they lost. It was young DMen missing assignments and an offense that couldn't put a puck in a soccer goal.

     

     

     
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    The thread reads "Defense", not "Goaltending".

     

    If Rask's own defense don't deflect pucks in off their skates he would have won a Cup last year, and be on the way to another one this year.

     

    Blaming Rask is the easy way out.

     

    The Rangers had Lundqvist in net against the Bruins in last year's playoff, why didn't the Rags win?

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    This Ranger team is a lot better than last season.

     
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    The thread reads "Defense", not "Goaltending".

     

    If Rask's own defense don't deflect pucks in off their skates he would have won a Cup last year, and be on the way to another one this year.

     

    Blaming Rask is the easy way out.

     

    The Rangers had Lundqvist in net against the Bruins in last year's playoff, why didn't the Rags win?

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    This Ranger team is a lot better than last season.

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    That doesn't explain anything. They had Lundqvist. What was the problem?

     
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    The thread reads "Defense", not "Goaltending".

     

    If Rask's own defense don't deflect pucks in off their skates he would have won a Cup last year, and be on the way to another one this year.

     

    Blaming Rask is the easy way out.

     

    The Rangers had Lundqvist in net against the Bruins in last year's playoff, why didn't the Rags win?

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    This Ranger team is a lot better than last season.

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    That doesn't explain anything. They had Lundqvist. What was the problem?

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    He's not a very good goal scorer.

     
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    It's easier to blame the goalie.

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    NOTE: this post was sarcastic.

     
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    Re: Bruins Defense in Big Games

    Never did I say Rask was the public enemy number 1.  I did say that if the defense was not injured or filled with rookies then the Bs would have fared better.  I do know that a solid defense means the offense is more productive.  Soooooo...........................


     


    The correlation proposed is always related to the team play.  In 2010, the Bs lost Krejci.  In 2013 the team found itself with the comeback, but the Toronto play was really the reason for the "historic" play.  In the Stanley Cup, the Blackhawks had a younger defense in Keith and Seabrook.  Their speed alone was not contained by the defensive corps.  Rookies could be blamed we suppose but Kane was virtuous of the play of Keith and Seabrook.  I though Rask lost some compusure.  This year, the forwards did not win the battles, the defense was weak, and Rask played well enough but not well enough to compensate for the lack of scoring.  I have my theories on Rask in net during the last few minutes of regular season games and in playoffs.  It comes down to team scoring and the defensive scheme.  Rask is not solid with scrambles in front of the net.  


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    The thread reads "Defense", not "Goaltending".

     

    If Rask's own defense don't deflect pucks in off their skates he would have won a Cup last year, and be on the way to another one this year.

     

    Blaming Rask is the easy way out.

     

    The Rangers had Lundqvist in net against the Bruins in last year's playoff, why didn't the Rags win?

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    This Ranger team is a lot better than last season.

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    That doesn't explain anything. They had Lundqvist. What was the problem?

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    He's not a very good goal scorer.

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    He's not supposed to score. Why did they not win?

     
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    The thread reads "Defense", not "Goaltending".

     

    If Rask's own defense don't deflect pucks in off their skates he would have won a Cup last year, and be on the way to another one this year.

     

    Blaming Rask is the easy way out.

     

    The Rangers had Lundqvist in net against the Bruins in last year's playoff, why didn't the Rags win?

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    This Ranger team is a lot better than last season.

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    That doesn't explain anything. They had Lundqvist. What was the problem?

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    He's not a very good goal scorer.

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    He's not supposed to score. Why did they not win?

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    I dont know but the real question is why did the Bruins not beat Montreal,one of main reasons was Rask not the only reason but a very big part of it,yeah Bruin defence made some mistakes,and when they did they all ended up in the net.I just don't think he is the so called money goalie,hope I'm wrong,but so far what I've seen from him in the play offs especially in the big games when Bruins are facing elimination,not so much.

     
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    The thread reads "Defense", not "Goaltending".

     

    If Rask's own defense don't deflect pucks in off their skates he would have won a Cup last year, and be on the way to another one this year.

     

    Blaming Rask is the easy way out.

     

    The Rangers had Lundqvist in net against the Bruins in last year's playoff, why didn't the Rags win?

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    This Ranger team is a lot better than last season.

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    That doesn't explain anything. They had Lundqvist. What was the problem?

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    He's not a very good goal scorer.

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    He's not supposed to score. Why did they not win?

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    I dont know but the real question is why did the Bruins not beat Montreal,one of main reasons was Rask not the only reason but a very big part of it,yeah Bruin defence made some mistakes,and when they did they all ended up in the net.I just don't think he is the so called money goalie,hope I'm wrong,but so far what I've seen from him in the play offs especially in the big games when Bruins are facing elimination,not so much.

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    If you think Rask is to blame: call PC and ask him to get rid of Tuukka, at all costs.

     

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