Re: Lay Off FAT!
posted at 4/12/2013 11:07 PM EDT
In response to JWensink's comment:
The he's not in shape thing is a dumb as it gets - he's playing 1st line NHL hockey every other night and he's a young man - just dumb
Fat ? absurd
Not playing well ? yeh kinda
Playing HARD - YEP going at it with more intensity than every other forward on this team
If you want to call out some for poor play - Milan Lucic is way down the list on this team
And FWIW he needs to play a different style than he is, imo. That's not entirely up to him
Also, Horton is an enourmous emotional xanax to be on the same line with, and I think that has been the biggest issue for Lucic this year. Horton plays like he's had the life sucked out of him. Those two should be physically punishing the entire league. The energy and attitude just isn't there, and it shows, and it shouldn't be allowed to happen - but it is
I don't understand why you would blame Horton for Lucic's poor play. Sure, Horton hasn't played great, but don't forget that he missed most of last season with concussion problems. I don't see Horton causing Lucic to pass the puck to the opposing team, nor do I see him coasting around nearly as much as I see Lucic coasting.
Krejci has carried that first line this season. Without him, those two would probably be more reminiscent of peverley and kelly production wise this season.
What's worse is that the Bruins obviously believe that Lucic should be a consistent, dominating force in this league considering the money they are paying him. However, he has not shown up in the last two playoff runs (that includes the Stanley Cup run for those who have forgotten), is a liability in his defensive zone, and is wildly inconsistent. He is being paid like a star (and he already has the contract, so it doesn't matter if it kicks in next season, because the Bruins already gauranteed him the money), and yet only plays like one once in a blue moon.
How can I not be upset by Lucic's performance when- at least to me- he still has so much to prove?
P.S. This is my first post, so don't bash me too hard guys.