Re: Burn out
posted at 12/21/2010 10:41 AM EST
In Response to Re: Burn out
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Burn out : I was thinking the same thing regarding the enabling behavior. I dont think that they need a major roster change as much as some fresh blood behind the bench. I didnt want to be one of "those" posters about firing the coach, but CJ time here seems to be done, the players hold some responsibilty to, but the HC is ultimately responsible for getting the team ready to play 60 minutes, and he hasnt done that in a long time, The coaching staff as a whole needs to go
Posted by moogfan35[/QUOTE]
No doubt the coaching needs a change, but I don't think that's going to magically fix what's wrong with this team. There is a fundamental truth that this roster is simply not as good top to bottom as many think it is.
They've had one line that's been able to score consistently this season (Horton/Krejci/Lucic), and when they go stale, there's not much else there.
Ryder? Wheeler? Paille? Recchi? These guys would have trouble cracking the 3rd or 4th lines of most NHL teams. Tyler's still learning the ropes and Savvy is essentially still going thru training camp. The Defense has some solid stay at home types but beyond Chara, who's ever going to pop in a goal or contribute to an offensive rush? (Maybe Kampfer but that's asking a lot of a rookie who's played all of 7 games and almost got killed last night.)
Yes, they'd play better--I think--under a more fiery coach and w/a better guy than Geoff ward on special teams...but there are essential lack of talent problems plaguing this team that need to be addressed should the Bruins be any kind of factor in--or even make--the playoffs.
That's on PC now...he took the first step freeing up some cap space letting Sturm go....but Ryder/Paille/Wheeler--maybe even Mark Stuart--should follow, in order to bring in some dynamic game-changers that can help support what IS good--the centers, the goalie tandem, Chara and Seidenberg and Boychuk on D--and Lucic and Horton...and the potential for Seguin down the road....build around them and good things can happen....keep this same roster and they're headed for nothing pretty fast.