Re: Let Me Get This Straight
posted at 4/18/2013 12:25 PM EDT
In response to xdrive's comment:
Really??? What's their record since the 19-2-2 start??
Ever since I wrote fu** and sh** in this sentence, I haven't sworn once.
If you remove win streaks, and keep losing streaks, a team's record will look worse than it is. However, it might be more accurate to see the whole picture.
Now I think everyone will agree that the Bruins aren't playing their best hockey. They aren't hitting much either, which is disturbing. In my opinion, they aren't playing well enough to make a serious Cup run. And for the posters that demand nothing but dominance in the regular season, you will continue to be disappointed.
But it seems odd to come unglued after a game of minor importance (hockey-wise) towards the end of the regular season. And yes, I also thought to myself "they're gonna blow this lead" with two minutes left.
But if you take a step back, they didn't blow if because of poor effort. A very unlucky play by Ference that led to a 6 on 4 in the final minute. Miller was great. The shootout featured some uncharacteristically weak attempts from key guys. Oh well. They got a point, they clinch the playoffs, they moved into first place. Not a disaster.
I'm hopeful they'll pull it together for the playoffs. They are getting healthy, getting some roster depth, and guys like Lucic can't possibly stay in this slump.
I distinctly remember the same 'sky is falling' rhetoric here in 2011 during regular season loses. Look at the big picture and don't get so emotional about regular season ties. Keep your eye on the prize.