...so who loses at musical chairs?

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    Your testerone levels interfere with your judgement.

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    On that note............ Chicago's cup winning blueline's performance last year was more about skating, jumping into the rush and moving the puck.

    Some tend to hold onto their beliefs of the 70's brand of hockey too long.




    Yes   ...and Miller is playing and Hamilton is sitting.

    You should know by now that the guy who wants the puck more than the other guy usually wins. I'm sure that was true since they started playing the game, it was true in the 70's, and it's still true now. I guess you don't agree with those old worn out hockey fundamentals like playing with desperation and emotion.

    Hamilton doesn't - sorry if that makes you feel yucky...that's on you big guy

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    I saw Hamilton make pretty good contact with Skinner today.  I'm pretty sure Skinner was left dizzy.

     
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    Yes   ...and Miller is playing and Hamilton is sitting.

    You should know by now that the guy who wants the puck more than the other guy usually wins. I'm sure that was true since they started playing the game, it was true in the 70's, and it's still true now. I guess you don't agree with those old worn out hockey fundamentals like playing with desperation and emotion.

    Hamilton doesn't - sorry if that makes you feel yucky...that's on you big guy

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    Desperation and emotion ? 

    Well at least you've changed it up from your old reliable of ..............heart, grit and character. 

    And the Wensink " I want every Bruin to be tough " saga continues.

    The game has passed you by...........oldtimer. 






     
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    I thik Hamilton is a great player with all-star potential, but I can see what drives the coaches crazy on the defensive side...his first tendancy is to play the puck and being 6' 5" that just can't continue. Got caught a few times last night again.

     
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    So - acknowledging that asmaha's point re: we won't know anything for sure until closer to the playoffs - I think we're starting to see a few things.

    The three players actually playing musical chairs are Krug, Hamilton and Meszaros.  Not Miller.  And, on the other side of the equation, not Potter.  This isn't great news if your a Krug supporter.  As good as he is, and as many defensive issues as Hamilton has, Krug could lose time to Hamilton if the Bruins decided the PP is nearly as good with Hamilton as it is with Krug.  Hard to imagine Krug on the pine after last year's playoffs, though.

    If there's another rotation, I could see it being Miller, McQuaid and maybe Bartkowski.

     
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    Yes   ...and Miller is playing and Hamilton is sitting.

    You should know by now that the guy who wants the puck more than the other guy usually wins. I'm sure that was true since they started playing the game, it was true in the 70's, and it's still true now. I guess you don't agree with those old worn out hockey fundamentals like playing with desperation and emotion.

    Hamilton doesn't - sorry if that makes you feel yucky...that's on you big guy

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    Desperation and emotion ? 

    Well at least you've changed it up from your old reliable of ..............heart, grit and character. 

    And the Wensink " I want every Bruin to be tough " saga continues.

    The game has passed you by...........oldtimer. 






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    Whoa  - There's no way I could possibly respond rationally to that one - you are too smart for everyone.

    I guess old timer CJ agrees with me cause Miller is becoming one of his favs, and Hamilton's ice time is to be determined.

    Try and put your angry melon to good use, and come up with the reason that is true.

    Me and CJ in agreement, and you fumbling for an argument just to disagree.

    How's that for irony - I guess you'll take any position as long as it's the opposite one

    and btw sport -  I don't "want every Bruin to be tough"   ... I want every Bruin to be tenacious , play the game the right way and without fear

    Something else you'll probably take issue with no doubt

    Could be a seasonal disorder thing you've got going on up there, you should get it checked out

    If you're happy and you know it clap your hands !

     

     
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    "Hard to imagine Krug on the pine after last year's playoffs, though."

     

    And wouldn't want Krug to ask out of Boston in the offseason either if were kept out of the playoff lineup(s). Torey has responded honestly to the media about his disdain for being a healthy scratch. No way is Bartkowski outplaying Krug right now.

     

    "Try and put your angry melon to good use, and come up with the reason that is true. Me and CJ in agreement, and you fumbling for an argument just to disagree. How's that for irony - I guess you'll take any position as long as it's the opposite one"

     

    QFT

     
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    Regarding Krug, Love him on the PP and Front Ice but on the back end we have better options. The question is when to activate one over the other. Mez is adjusting and has the body to grind.

    Hamilton has got an offensive flare perhaps the rest do not have. This guy is not even close to full potential.

    All the talk about Siedenberg comming back... wow. What if Macquaid comes back fully healthy and rested (seems unlikely, mysterious longevity of injury) then who is our top 6? I like Miller more and more each game. But we do need that offensive D or 2 for the PP at least. Would CJ ever consider dressing 7 D?

    Would we ever go with Chara,Siedenberg,Mez,Miller,Krug and MacQuaid. To much shutdown D?

     

     
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    I think the beauty of the current situation is that the B's have options and flexibility. Based on who is playing well and who they're matched up against, the B's can go with a more-defensive crew, or can let the kids loose a bit.

     

    I think Hamilton has benefitted from his occasional days off and is playing better and better alongside Chara. Miller is a solid defenseman and is playing well, kind of a Boychuck-lite player who will only get better. Miller led the B's in ice time against the Avs. Krug has had occasional troulbe in his own end, but he hasn't been awful. I think having Boychuck back may benefit Krug.

     

    For all of those people who wanted the B's to do more at the trade deadline, it's starting to look like not making a huge splash may have been PC's best move. 

     
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    I'd actually call Miller Seidenberg lite.  He plays under control more than JB, and he also lacks the boomer of a shot.  Plus he's extremely strong, generally pretty good positionally, blocks shots....  Now, if, say, he can take a spill like Mr. Bill and then get up and go back out there...then yes, like Boychuk.

    Come to think of it, I really kinda like the idea that Boychuk = Mr. Bill.

     
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    I think the beauty of the current situation is that the B's have options and flexibility. Based on who is playing well and who they're matched up against, the B's can go with a more-defensive crew, or can let the kids loose a bit.

    I think Hamilton has benefitted from his occasional days off and is playing better and better alongside Chara. I think having Boychuck back may benefit Krug.

     

    For all of those people who wanted the B's to do more at the trade deadline, it's starting to look like not making a huge splash may have been PC's best move. [/QUOTE]


    I agree with all of this except when you get to the part about the trade deadline. That can only be judged on how deep the Bruins can go. Right now it is looking like Boston should go all the way.

     
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    I want every Bruin to be tenacious , play the game the right way and without fear

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    I see Hamilton making strides in this since he sat down.  Agree or disagree?  Big hit on Skinner, much better about stapling guys to the boards rather than trying to win races to the puck.  Taking hits to make plays.  Etc.

     
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    I see Hamilton making strides in this since he sat down.  Agree or disagree?  Big hit on Skinner, much better about stapling guys to the boards rather than trying to win races to the puck.  Taking hits to make plays.  Etc.

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    Agreed, but also thought he had been playing better since February. I think everyone who has had a seat has come back with some fire (as they should). With that noted, I'd expect Krug to play great tonight. None of these guys wanna be on the 9th floor, what a great "problem" to have.

    Certainly better than having Zanon/Mottau/Corvo rounding out the defense.

     
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    If McQuaid comes back do we play him over Miller

    # P Player              GP   GP   +/-    PIM  S     S%

    54 Adam McQuaid 30    1 5 6     12       69   25    4.0

    86 Kevan Miller     38      1 4 5     17       27  31    3.2

     

     
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    I'd actually call Miller Seidenberg lite.  He plays under control more than JB, and he also lacks the boomer of a shot.  Plus he's extremely strong, generally pretty good positionally, blocks shots....  Now, if, say, he can take a spill like Mr. Bill and then get up and go back out there...then yes, like Boychuk.

    Come to think of it, I really kinda like the idea that Boychuk = Mr. Bill.

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    I was thinking the same thing. It's a great thing when you're looking to replace what Seidenberg brings to the club at the deadline, and it was here all along. Not saying Miller is Seidenberg, but he does offer some of the same qualities. People don't realize just how strong Seidenberg truly is, and how much his physical play along the walls and in the corners meant to this team. Miller can provide some of those same attributes as well. Regardless of how this season turns out, it's a huge deal that Soderberg and Miller are going to be factors moving forward - it's found money -

     
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    I think Julien really likes Miller and I can't blame him at all. If you compare McQuaid and Miller you really can't look at offensive numbers, that is not there game. I would say Julien goes with playoff experience.

     
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    I see Hamilton making strides in this since he sat down.  Agree or disagree?  Big hit on Skinner, much better about stapling guys to the boards rather than trying to win races to the puck.  Taking hits to make plays.  Etc.

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    Agreed, but also thought he had been playing better since February. I think everyone who has had a seat has come back with some fire (as they should). With that noted, I'd expect Krug to play great tonight. None of these guys wanna be on the 9th floor, what a great "problem" to have.

    Certainly better than having Zanon/Mottau/Corvo rounding out the defense.

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    Thomas Kaberle ?

     
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    I see Hamilton making strides in this since he sat down.  Agree or disagree?  Big hit on Skinner, much better about stapling guys to the boards rather than trying to win races to the puck.  Taking hits to make plays.  Etc.

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    Agreed, but also thought he had been playing better since February. I think everyone who has had a seat has come back with some fire (as they should). With that noted, I'd expect Krug to play great tonight. None of these guys wanna be on the 9th floor, what a great "problem" to have.

    Certainly better than having Zanon/Mottau/Corvo rounding out the defense.

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    Thomas Kaberle ?

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    Yes...even Mr. Coat-tails himself.

     
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    Meszaros has been good in the offensive zone. His passing at times in the defensive zone have been horrible, on the Timmonen goal today he looked lost. I don't like it when he is paired with Boychuk. If Hamilton keeps playing like he did today, don't expect him not too, he will be Chara's partner all the way through the playoffs.

    Something has happened to Bartkowski's confidence in the Dzone. His outlet passing is very good and he still moves the puck through the neutral zone really well. I don't think Bart is going to start in the playoffs.

    Maybe PC is using this competition right now to decide who he keeps out of Krug and Bartkowski this summer. I doubt Krug is going to be very happy if he is in his suit during the playoffs. If i'm Torey and I was left out, after last years playoffs, then it tells me the coach has lost some confidence in me. I would want out of Boston.

     
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    Looks like Mez is still not there. We have Z, Boychuk and it seems to me Miller will be there.

    Krug is a 3rd line PP specialist and that is what I would peg Mez is as well. He has the bigger body for playoffs but at this point Krug over Mez. Hamilton is the guy. If he shows stamina and consistancy which everyone wants he is in for sure. Bart is continully being preped for bigger minutes. When the time comes I believe he will there as well.

    For Playoff start Mez,Potter and McQuaid have Box view. It seems McQuaid will not be playoff ready at this point. If Bart is out its becasue they want Mez's shoot to be in.

    It may be a matter of who we play, 2 more weeks of eval comming up Z and Boychuk will get another full rest somewhere along the lines

     

     
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    If i'm Torey and I was left out, after last years playoffs, then it tells me the coach has lost some confidence in me. I would want out of Boston.

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    I hate this idea.  It sounds like teenaged pouting, and ironically, that, to me, would be a reason to move the guy.  Coach doesn't like me, so I don't want to be here.  Not "OK, I get the message, what do you need to see from me to get me back in the lineup?"

     
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    What has Krug done to get himself out of the lineup would the better question. Bartkowski and Meszaros aren't outplaying Torey in the defensive zone.

     
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    Its just giving others a chance to play and a good look as it should be. They know what is happening, Competion and evaluating best options. I would imaging Potter gets another game or two as well before season is over. We know what have in Krug and maybe even better is to come.

     
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    What has Krug done to get himself out of the lineup would the better question. Bartkowski and Meszaros aren't outplaying Torey in the defensive zone.

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    I can't breath when Mez has the puck.

     

     
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    In response to watchtower's comment:[QUOTE] What has Krug done to get himself out of the lineup would the better question. Bartkowski and Meszaros aren't outplaying Torey in the defensive zone.[/QUOTE]


    I can't breath when Mez has the puck. [/QUOTE]


    That's how I get with Bartkowski the last month. Especially when he is paired with Boychuk. Matt's confidence is a bit shot.

     

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