Re: JC the BLAME FOR LOSS
posted at 4/18/2013 8:18 AM EDT
In response to mattbs's comment:
I agree. Clode hasn't surrounded Jagr with the right guys since he got here. I am getting real frustrated with this team looking very unorganized and lost.
Don't let facts get int he way of a good argument...
Julien started Jagr Game #1 matched up with Marchand and Seguin while Bergeron was out. Anyone have a problem with that? Then in Game #2 Seguin stinks it up at center at the exact time when the entire team has been a revolvong door to the net, so Jagr is moved to a line with Paille and Campbell for 2 periods to shore up the defensive end. No problem there either.
Game #3 pairs Jagr with Marchand and Campbell and they look great together. Game #4 is the same group, but Marchand leaves the game and in comes Caron the final period as a stop-gap. Bruins are winners of 5 of 6 at this point, and now playing without Bergeron and Marchand.
Game #5 and #6 is a mix of Lucic, Paille, Campbell and Seguin all playing with Jagr. Trying to find the right mix, all while Lucic, Seguin and Horton are skating ghosts. Paille and Campbell are actually dojgn their job, and look good when taking shifts with Jagr.
Last night was Game #7, and Jagr skated with Campbell and Krejci. Folks around these parts have been crying to pair Jagr and Krejci for the pat 6 games, and turns out taht after one game at least they showed the least chemistry of any pairing with him so far.
So literally the only people Julien hasn't "surrounded Jagr with since he got here" is Daug, Pandolfo, Horton, Kelly, Peverly and Thornton. Lucic will get out of the doghouse if and when he skates himself out of it - it's up to him. But in the meantime, I don't see how anyone can have a problem with Campbell (or Paille for that matter) playing alongside Krejci and Jagr.