Re: Seguin was great for 1 game but
posted at 5/28/2011 8:23 AM EDT
In Response to Seguin was great for 1 game but
not impressed with him since then ..I think we need to put Peverly back with Ryder and Kelly and put Thornton back on the 4th line .It's a waste having Peverly playing with someone like Paille ..Paille is great defensively obviously but Peverly could really boost the 3rd line .
Posted by DallasSmith
You ARE kidding, right? Seriously. You may want to hit the dvr and watch the game again. Then again, I'm the guy who was calling for Julien's head a couple of times during the second half of the season, so what the he[[ do I know...though I think I've got this point nailed:
In the playoffs, you want and need to have balanced checking AND scoring
from your 3rd AND
4th lines. Seguin's development and emergence has filled a significant gap on BOTH
of those lines - he made good things happen on almost EVERY shift last night, and is EXACTLY where he belongs, as is Peverly.
Vs. Vancouver, it's good to know we'll have Thornton waiting in the wings if he's needed, but the current roster can handle themselves physically, so I can't see Thornton playing ahead of the speed (Paille, Seguin) and skill (Seguin) of others.
As Recchi said, B's played their best game of the playoffs last night. The stats won't show it, but Lucic was immense in that game. Nice to see B's fans and players exult upon vaulting into the Finals, woooo-hoooo!!!!
May success follow them through the Finals, go B's!!!!