posted at 2/1/2014 9:43 AM EST
In response to Crowls2424's comment:
Add guys like Oates, Bucyk, McNab as well.
B's fans have been spoiled to have guys like Neely, Lucic and O'Reilly. Not every team has guys like that. Not every player plays like that.
Very glad the B's have Eriksson and expect this noise to quiet down once he gets some more time under his belt.
Thanks for adding to the list..........and I'm sure there are more .
The Bruins didn't acquire Eriksson expecting he would change the way he plays. They acquired him for the way he already played.
It is what it is and they liked it.....and what's wrong with that ? Nothing.
posted at 2/1/2014 10:11 AM EST
In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:
In response to BadHabitude's comment:
He's only got 4 PIM. FOUR PIM!
What's wrong with that ?
Did you not know he's always played the game without taking penalty minutes ? Does the patent (tm) only recognize points as good traits ?
In the past did you complain about Ratelle, Middleton and Bourque as Bruins because of the lack of PIMS?
And nowadays would you prefer that Bergeron spends more time on the ice or would you prefer him in the box taking stupid penalties ?
Eriksson plays a smart game which keeps him out of the box. That's a good thing ..........not a bad thing considering his style.
Yes, you're right. And the patent (tm) only works for prospect players I haven't seen.
And I was kidding around about the PIM.
But where I'm serious is that I'm frustrated with his play. He has skills, he backchecks.
I see this guy as being very close to Bergeron as his potential, if not about equal to Bergeron.
Or whatever his potential is, I want to see it because I'm not seeing it now - only glimpses here and there.