Re: Opening Day lineups
posted at 1/7/2013 4:24 PM EST
In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
In response to Crowls2424's comment:[QUOTE]In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
Bourque playing with Kelly and Peverley would be a waste becuase he is an assist guy. Spooner can shoot, can suprisingly grind it, back checks really well and can finish. Bourque is a pass 1st guy and the the 3rd line already has that in Peverley.[/QUOTE]
Benoit Pouliot played 74 regular season games and another 7 in the playoffs. What kind of guy was he?
Kind of agree with asmaha on this one. Best player gets the spot and Kelly/Peverley will adapt as needed. [/QUOTE]
Well as far as Pouliot lasting memory with me, it would be his awesome slapshot dump in attempt during overtime of game 7 vs Washington. We know the result of that lol. During the season he was fairly effective but he had stretches that were too long full of ineptitude. Benoit was supposed to be a one year bridge for someone in Providence that's it.
I want someone who can finish Kelly and Peverleys great center play. Bourque is not that man I think Spooner is. Hey who knows Julien might reward Tardif.
" Besides Bourque, other forwards who might merit a look are tough, physical grinder Lane MacDermid and Jamie Tardif, Providence's top goal-scorer with 16 goals in 32 games. Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug are defensemen who might get some consideration.
Cassidy said there has been talk of bringing the Providence team to Boston for a scrimmage with the varsity. That would have to happen at midweek â probably next week â since the P-Bruins play virtually all of their league games on weekends."
Maybe whom ever does well in the scrimage gets the nod...
Could be the plan, given the compressed timeline.
On MacDermid, he got KO'd back in a mid-November scrap by Brett Gallant, and has subsequently only had 2 scraps since. Both losses to Frazier McLaren and Michael Haley. It's a pretty big part of his game that has not gone well for him this year.