Re: Round 2 preview Bruins vs. Flyers lets go over this matchup
posted at 4/28/2011 9:12 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Round 2 preview Bruins vs. Flyers lets go over this matchup
[QUOTE]LOL. By no means am I trying to say Boucher is better than Thomas, but this whole Philly goalie carousel is blown way out of proportion. Boucher has better stats than Thomas. Here are the stats for the Playoffs so far: Boucher- .934 SVPCT%, 2.10 GAA, 4-1, 0 shutouts Thomas- .926 SVPCT%, 2.25 GAA, 4-3, 0 shutouts I love Peter Laviolette and I think he's a tremendous coach, but every coach makes bad decisions and has flaws. I think he handled the goalie situation very poorly. Leighton had zero Buisness starting game 6. Boucher had 1 bad period (1st period of gm 5) and lost his starting job. If Lavy would stop messing with the goalies head and not take away Boucher's job after every goal, this "carousel" wouldnt be happening. I also think whoever said the Bruins have more depth is wrong. Flyers had eight 15 goal scorers compared to the Bruins five. Flyers had six 20 goal scorers compared to the Bruins four Flyers had two 30 goal scorers compared to the Bruins one. Claude Giroux /> David Krejci Danny Briere /> Patrice Bergeron Mike Richards /> Chris Kelly Greg Campbell /> Blair Betts Consider that with getting Pronger back and Carter returning sometime around game 4, I think it is reasonable to have the Bruins as underdogs. But remember, thats why they play the games.
Posted by orangecrush28[/QUOTE]
Good Lord, here we have a Flyers fan talking sensibly and making some good points.
Meanwhile we have nutcase trolls who allege themselves to be Bruins fans (sometimes, sometimes not depending on which schizo personality is in charge that minute).
What is the world coming to?
Anyways, back to hockey.
Habs Bruins - lookit the Habs numbers this year, not as good as the Bruins.
But - the Habs did have speed which they took to their advantage.
I like the way the Flyers and Bruins match up, the Bruins might even be a bit faster, but Recchi brings that average way down. As a matter of fact his speed generally ranks negative so we have to discount him.
There is pretty good parity here, as a homer I like this matchup better than I do the Habs.
Of course like everything else, everything has been going opposite of the way I think it should, but I expect tight checking and low scoring and very physical.
Now watch no one take a penalty and the scores will be like 8-6.