Re: Not so Bad!
posted at 3/7/2013 9:18 AM EST
In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:
In response to MeanE's comment:
Hits should not be Used to determine bad, but pims should? Arguably the three most physical games were losses. A well used line on bdc for good reason.
Kulemin ( your example of being more physical ) has the same amount of hits as Zdeno Chara and more then any other player on the Bruins not named Seidenberg or Lucic.
He also has 6 PIMS. That would rank him near the bottom of that category compared to other Bruins.
Knowing that, how big and bad would he be compared to other Bruins players ? Near the top or near the bottom ?
This quote taken from Leafs Nation might help with your decision. Apparently, you have no idea what kind of player he is.
"He's soft, he doesn't use his size,"
P.S. I'll take PIMS over the bogus hit stat anyday.
Hooking, Slashing, Delay of game, too many men on the ice, tripping, interference, holding, holding the stick, closing hand on puck. Those are all such physical stats. SMH
As far as Toronto goes, we will see tonight. Orr, McClaren, and Fraser have been doing the heavy lifting with the mitts off. I suspect we might see MacDermid in this one again, with Paille on the 3rd line and Bourque sitting out. It will be interesting to see how McClaren reacts in his next fight after hurting DD the way he did last night. As others have already said on other posts, he looked a bit disturbed after the fight. I know these guys are professionals and that's what he gets paid to do, but just as someone recently said that the refs are human, the skating clowns are as well, and putting that behind you may be difficult.
On a separate note. I will say that even though I haven't seen a P Bruins game this year. Randell has been getting beter and better with his hands. Bobby is fighting everyone and anyone. 65 fights in 56 games and leading their division, seems like a tough bunch down there.