Re: Julien Is the Problem
posted at 11/29/2010 1:21 AM EST
In Response to Re: Julien Is the Problem
In Response to Re: Julien Is the Problem : - I've been watching hockey for a long time, and I keep a close eye on many other teams, so maybe I just have a tendency not to push the panic button over a couple of losses. Posted by duinne
Dunne, a few of us have been involved in the game for a few decades, so maybe there's some other perspectives that aren't "trolls."
I was CJs biggest supporter from the beginning right up until the middle of last year when it was apparent to me, as a former player, that CJ has in fact lost this team. I remember the first time I heard a rival GM on a Direct TV feed refer to the Bruins as looking "emotionally fragile" last year... I couldn't think of a better way to describe them.
There were times when they could beat anyone... but there were so many times that they looked like they were gripping the sticks so tight they were mesmorized... the long losing streak, the Cooke reuinion game. The B's had so many reasons for their historic collapse against Philly in the playoffs, but I could not get over that horrendous dud they played in Game 5 at home, then the 3-0 lead blown in Game 7. This team looks bad, they look shaky. Losing is one thing, looking the way the Bs have looked the last year or so is on the coach. I've been in this dressing room. Its rough to say, but sometimes you make a change just for the sake of making a change.
This is NOT pushing the panic button over a couple losses. This is a coaching situation that probably could have resulted in a firing a couple times last year, if not for the B's not wanting to pay another set of 2-3 coaches. Its a big picture situation where the team's uninspired, weak play... no skating, no emotion, no distaste for losing
... HAS to come from behind the bench- who upsets me every time he makes another excuse for these guys.
I have to agree with some people I dont normally agree with and say I think Claude needs to go. As a matter of fact, if I were PC I think Id consider making a huge statement by making whatever big roster move(s) he's going to make soon all at once, and fire CJ the same day. I'd want freaked out players in black jerseys that day.