Re: Other teams show no more respect for the Bruins : Enough is enough
posted at 11/8/2010 6:22 PM EST
In Response to Re: Other teams show no more respect for the Bruins : Enough is enough
[QUOTE]Vern Troyer..lol....good one........I'm a diehard Bruins fan and I try to be as objective as I can and I think that the Oshie hit on Krejci was a good open ice hit.The problem is that Bruins fans think it was a dirty hit because we dont have anyone who hits like that.Think about it,who on the Bruins is finishing their checks on a consistant basis?
The Bruins organization does not want an enforcer taking up a roster spot,thats obvious to me.Colton Orr,given away.........Steve MacIntyre,given away..........Brian McGrattan....now on waivers.They have Lane MacDermid down in Providence who is 6'4" 215 and can fight,which means that they'll be gettin rid of him soon.I happen to believe that there is a place on a team for a good,solid enforcer.Opens up the ice a bit for the other players.Remember Bob Probert? When he was on the ice,the opposing players were more interested in where he was on the ice,then where the puck was.Threw the opposition off their game.There's no Probert around anymore,and the game has changed some,but still the Caps picked up DJ King,Flyers picked up Shelley,Maple Leafs picked up Mike Brown,Rangers picked up Boogaard,Black Hawks picked up huge John Scott,Isles picked up Konopka,Penguins givin Engelland a shot and on and on.We have some size on this team,but not a lotta toughness.The Bruins are 7-3-1 for one reason only.......Tim Thomas And I almost forgot,Edmonton resigned my favorite tough guy,Steve MacIntyre.
Posted by Davids508[/QUOTE]
Mark Stuart, Johnny Boychuk, Milan Lucic, Zdeno Chara? Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron? Actually most of the Bruins are quite capable of "finishing their checks on a consistent basis." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOuiRgUVwQohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEgpMM5ApLI
I don't understand your point. If you want somebody who "opens the ice" for his teammates, I'd say Lucic is probably the best in the business (and Horton's not bad either). If you want an enforcer who takes on other players' bad guys (the Kaletas of the world), you've got Shawn Thornton. If you want a pest, you've got Marchand.
If you want a goon (Orr or Boogard) or a punk (Avery, Ott, Kaleta), I'd agree with the Bruins organization and say they're not worth the roster spot.