Re: Have to be very excited and happy today if your a REAL bruins fan
posted at 2/21/2011 9:31 AM EST
In Response to Re: Have to be very excited and happy today if your a REAL bruins fan
[QUOTE]TTBI, Please explain to me again how Roloson .911 or Ellis .889 save % is going to be Thomas or even Rask in a seven game series ?
Posted by SanDogBrewin[/QUOTE]
My answer is that neither Rolo nor Ellis can be TT or Rask in a 7-game series, but what worries me is that with TB's offense, they don't have to be
. With the likes of Stamkos, Gagne, Lecalvier, and St. Louis (not to mention guys like Boyle who can score from the blue line), Rolo and Ellis merely have to be good, not great, for Tampa to win the series.
Now you could argue that in the playoffs, goal scoring is reduced b/c of tighter checking and more intensity and teams not wanting to make mistakes, and that's a legitimate argument, but I still feel Tampa is loaded with exceptional goal scoring talent and the B's offense won't be able to keep up, forcing TT and/or Rask to really stand on their heads. But who knows--maybe the moves PC has made will increase the B's attack.
But the short answer to your question is that b4 acquiring Rolo TB had a single glaring weakness that they've now addressed--and have at least upgraded their goaltending to "good" if not 'great', and their offense should be enough to compensate.
As always, I hope I'm wrong.