Imagine Espo with his 45sec shifts every 4th shift, Cj would not have made it 10 games back then, playing Orr 24 instead of his 40mins. You play your better players more often and you will win more, game in the bag you can rest them when required, but the stars would have raised a stink.
Yeah Grets you have 3 points no need to play the 3rd and score 7 or 8 points against this mickey mouse team (NJ).
Lafleur no double shifting tonight, we play again tomorrow.
I understand how frustrating losing is....but this team doesn't have an Esposito, or an Orr. It doesn't have a Johnny Bucyk, or a Ken Hodge, or a Wayne Cashman near the top of the scoring sheets either.
There are many reasons why a coach would start the game with the 4th line. You shouldn't be so critical just because you can't figure those things out.
Expectation is the real problem here. The B's are just another one of the original 30. When they have their mojo, they can possibly beat anyone. When they aren't incredibly hungry, they're nothing more than average. We've seen this...from basically this same bunch for about 4 years now. What's so surprising, and who is the white knight that's gonna change that all of a sudden. They're not a powerhouse...never were, and there really are none anyway. Play at the top of your game, you'll probably win. Don't and you'll probably lose. There are lots of exceptions, but the long haul always balances the scales.
Wasn't Julians fault the team layed down vs Philadelphia. He doesn't deserve the credit for scoring that game 7 goal against Montreal a year later either, that prevented another hissy fit from Boston sports fans. Wasn't CJ's fault the Caps scored in game 7 last year, and he really didn't do a lot for Rasks shut out yesterday either.
Today, big league teams are coached by committee. Giving Julien too much praise...or too much criticism, is just confusing probable cause.
Are you really this dense, as in your last 4 posts.
Yes we would all like a win every night, but we know that is not possible. What is missing is cj's actions that would make any sense to all others, that are not yourself and cj. C'mon starting the 4th line, it must be so you can rest your top lines for the last minute of play, oh wait the 4th line is the top line as noted by starting them, so lets bring them back on for the last minute.
I agree that Cj is probably the best defensive coach in the league (i have stated this many times) but his thought processes at many times of the game, just simply exasparate me and anyone with hockey knowledge.
His use of the 4th line is the mainstay- 1-start the game with them 2-play them late in close scored games(up or down a goal) 3-play them after TV timeouts when all are thoroughly rested 4-use of ST at any time 5-Use of either Pail or Camp on first line 6-Panda
Cj will be here for a couple of more years, of that I have no doubt, he can't skate for the players, hit for the players or score for the players, but he does need to utilize the better players more, not more of the skating clown.
B's won their last 2 cups 2 years apart with 2 different coaches.
Yeah, I guess. You really should give up this 4th line business,...you're sounding kinda dense too.
And.. those two Bruins cups you're talking about...the only reason there were two different coaches, is because the first one quit. Ya kind of missed the mark on that comment too.