The Solution

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    This thread is misleading; everyone knows "the solution" is Shea Weber.
     
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    TTBI - I really hope Seguin will be that guy.  A lot of self-proclaimed "true fans" (read: campaigning for the Bs PR job) like to claim the team is just "chilling" until the playoffs.   A lot of these same "fans" were in support of the Savard contract and now say we DON'T need a big scorer?   They can't even get their stories straight (in true PR-speak fashion.) To boot, they CONSTANTLY bring up the Sabres series last year as proof of what? That they blew a 3-0 series AND 3-0 game lead to the Flyers?   Oh, they blew a 3-0 Game 7 lead because they didn't have Krejci....right. Why do people forget that this team was on the receiving end of one of the colossal choke jobs in NHL history? If I were the team FO, I'd be ripping this team a new hole right now.  Which I unapologetically have been doing.  Sorry, I want to see a team that can play consistently well enough to show me they have a really good shot of winning a Cup.  That's all I want.  But, that's just me.......but what do I know? I'm apparently a "whiner."  
    Posted by ipot


    If you feel like living in the past so much, why don't you bring up the loss to the Habs in '02?   Let's talk about the team that won the President's Trophy in 20 years ago but didn't win the Cup!

    The past is the past.  This team is this season's story.  Last year's team was different.  The team in '02 was different.  All teams are different.  What is the benefit to talking about losses from previous seasons (no matter how colossal)?
     
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    The Bruins have shown on some occasions this year that they can play with the league's best.  They've done so sometimes even without performing in a style I think allows them to maximize the skills presently on the club; that is, with some hostility and by that I mean finishing their checks much like we saw the Pens deliver to them a few games ago. 

    As the playoffs approach, I hope Julien and Co. can use these remaining regular season games to sort out whatever currently ails the Bruins.  The present record of 38-21-9 is enviable but we know the short turnaround and raised stakes of the playoffs is no place for inconsistent efforts.  I'm hoping they find a rhythm, ride it into the playoffs, taking it as far as possible.

     
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    In Response to Re: The Solution : This organization is still the only of the major Boston sports teams yet to deliver to its fans any kid of real playoff success since the early '90's.  Don't you think the burden of proof is on THEM, not the fans who may think they're going nowhere again...even if the future holds promise? The facts and history is on the side of the doubters when it comes to the Black & Gold. (and can we at least agree that is being an idiot holding back JulienSeguin? PLEASE? ;-)Posted by TryToBearIt


    Those two points I can't argue it has been a long time Sealed
     
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    In Response to Re: The Solution : Those two points I can't argue it has been a long time
    Posted by SanDogBrewin


    I second that.

    Julien sometimes has to loosen up. Last season when Krejci got hurt I wanted youth but since he's a traditionalist he brought up Whitfield that brought squat energy to a team that was deflated from the injury.
    Youth brings this energy and Seguin knows the playoffs are his 2nd chance to show why he went 2nd. Force feed him now into the PP, he'll be ready in the playoffs!!!  
    The Oilers in the Messier years won that cup with an energy line called the "kid line" . Sure they don't have the experience but the Bruins will be far from lacking any therefore make the kid(s) play and they'll energize this team. I really believe in this.
     
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    In Response to Re: The Solution : I second that. Julien sometimes has to loosen up. Last season when Krejci got hurt I wanted youth but since he's a traditionalist he brought up Whitfield that brought squat energy to a team that was deflated from the injury. Youth brings this energy and Seguin knows the playoffs are his 2nd chance to show why he went 2nd. Force feed him now into the PP, he'll be ready in the playoffs!!!   The Oilers in the Messier years won that cup with an energy line called the "kid line" . Sure they don't have the experience but the Bruins will be far from lacking any therefore make the kid(s) play and they'll energize this team. I really believe in this.
    Posted by BsLegion


    Of Edmonton's "Kid Line", only Gelinas was a rookie.  Graves and Murphy had played in previous seasons, including previous playoff games.
     
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    In Response to Re: The Solution : Of Edmonton's "Kid Line", only Gelinas was a rookie.  Graves and Murphy had played in previous seasons, including previous playoff games.
    Posted by Not-A-Shot


    Yes. I'm not saying Bruins have to bring up Caron ,Sauve and have Seguin center them . No way Julien will stand for that .
    My point was not to point rookies but what youth can generate. 
    Bruins is a different situation but I could see a Marchand and maybe Seguin generate this for the Bruins in the playoffs just not the same line.
     
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    I think Kaberle was a good addition and has made this team better, but he or anyone else that would have been added wasn't the key to the team.  Right now Bergeron has gone cold and third line has looked sloppy.  Ference and Kampfer injuries are big.  Bartowski is in way over his head.  If we get one of them back it will be great.  I'm not a 'Must play Seguin' chanter, but right now I wouldn't mind seeing him playing with Ryder and Recchi for a game or two to mix things up.  I like Kelly, but he bores me.  He would make a great 4th liner and Paille could get bumped again.  As far as Kaberle not being a good enough PMD, he is more productive than anyone but Lidstrom, including the names thrown around on this thread, so I think he is good enough.
     
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    Kaberle is 14th in D scoring, 5th in assists, but 80th in goals tied with 33 others and a whole goal ahead of Gill.

    The other Bos D are in top 60 in +/- and he is tied for 110.

    But he is for PP, and we are 1 for 1 in 5 on 3's.
     
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    In Response to Re: The Solution : NAS - I am not bringing up the past.  Read my post closer.  I 100% agree with you. This year is this year.   Others keep pointing to last season's Sabres' playoff victory as a sign that  " everything is fine in Bruinsland. "  So, i threw the Flyers' debacle as proof that you can't ride on anything, except the HERE and NOW - which is a 4 game losing streak.  Period. Cup?   No one knows about a Cup this year.  Every fan of every team hopes.  The Habs ripped the hearts out of the Caps last year.   Who saw that coming?  
    Posted by ipot


    I misinterpreted your post.  Apologies!
     
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    I see that the Bruins attendance has been over 97% to capacity since 2008 Chiarelli's 2nd year, 99% the last 3 years. I don't know how many sellouts the Bruins have in a row or how many in the last four years but I'm sure it's quit allot to reach that type of capacity. The Bruins are about to get another top ten pick this summer along with the Seguin and Knight coup last summer and they are 5 points out of 2nd in the Eastern Conference...

    So BB please explain to me how Chiarelli is on the hot seat ? not Julien but PC...
     
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    We all know what Jacobs thinks of his cash cow I need no explanation on that. Sorry BB you need to do more than that to explain the "hot seat" Chiarelli's job is safe IMO. Jacobs does care about attendance in rating PCs performance then you also have to look at how this Boston is constituted for the next five or six years.

    When O'Connell and Sinden were sinking the ship they got fired look at the attendance in those last years you've missed the point.
     
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    I see that the Bruins attendance has been over 97% to capacity since 2008 Chiarelli's 2nd year, 99% the last 3 years. I don't know how many sellouts the Bruins have in a row or how many in the last four years but I'm sure it's quit allot to reach that type of capacity. The Bruins are about to get another top ten pick this summer along with the Seguin and Knight coup last summer and they are 5 points out of 2nd in the Eastern Conference... So BB please explain to me how Chiarelli is on the hot seat ? not Julien but PC...
    Posted by SanDogBrewin


    SanDog,

    The burden of success for this franchise is on PC--rightly or wrongly--and it's b/c of the long. long championship drought, and more recently--the horrible playoff record since 1992.

    I actually DON'T think PC is on the hot seat b/c JJ got him on the cheap, and changing horses now would cost him, and we all know how much JJ loves throwing money around (PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ORR DON'T ANYONE BRING UP THAT SPENDING TO THE CAP BULLSH*T)...

    Look, I think PC has really done pretty well (aside from the Versteeg trade), and like I said a million times, he got probably teh best package he could have this year w/out selling out the future), but it is also entirely fair to say: Show me the playoffs. Unless and Until PC (or anyone in his job) can deliver AT LEAST better than a 2nd round playoff exit, how can he NOT be held responsible in some fashion?

    Things are not going to get easier. Teams that are lousy now are going to start giving teams like the Bruins fits in the next couple of years if they're smart and hold onto their youth (laugh if you want but if the Islanders ever get a solid goaltender they are going to be a very tough team).

    Bruins fans sell out the Vault b/c (and I suspect you know this) they are 1) desperate to see their team win and 2) loyal to a fault.  There was absolutely zero reason to plunk down $$$ for one of priciest tickets in the league from 1995-2004 unless it was to see the last days of Ray Bourque, and we all know how that ended. You can argue that the 1998 team had jason Allison and made it to round 2 blah blah blah....but this team NEEDS more than any franchise I can think of TO START WINNING NOW.

    Whether that's fair or not isn;'t the point. PC may be building for "the future." But I've been hearing that since the 90's and I have a right to be sick of it. So do you. So does any Bruins fan.

    Yeah, Pittsburgh went thru some tuff years b4 they got the best player in the game, but he's not the only reason they won a Cup. They made other smart moves as well. How does Detroit stay so strong year after year in a capped-league structure? I dunno--but its motto of "Hockeytown" is way more accurate than "Hub of Hockey" here in faliure-ville.

    If you want to pull out the old "What have the Capitals and Sharks ever done in the playoffs" argument--go right ahead. But neither of them are Original 6 franchises with fan bases that have waited as long and suffered as much as the Bruins'.

    PC is in a tough job. I readily admit it. It's not his fault that he took over a franchise that made so many horrible on top of stingy non-moves in the past 20 years, and it's certainly not his fault that the Cup hasn't been here since mutton chops were in fashion.

    But it IS his responsibility to deliver NOW--not 5 or 10 years from now when the core players we do have will start to show their age and we start hearing about re-building all over again.

    Maybe a coaching change next year will help. It certainly should benefit Seguin, who I fear is going the Joe Thornton route (i.e. out of town eventually) under Julien...My fear is that the B's are out in round 1 no matter who they draw, and Julien gets fired a week or two after to be the sacrificial lamb...but it's ultimately on PC to bring something better to the fans than a 1st or 2nd round exercise in futility...again.
     
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    " the Cup hasn't been here since mutton chops were in fashion ". Thats what the B's fans need, a rallying motivator like growing a set of mutton chops ! I'm all for it. Who needs to wave towels in the playoffs ? Every B's of the male sex and any women that can should grow a set of mutton chops to show support for the Bruins in the playoffs ! That could just be the " Voodoo chile " that the B's need to push on through and win the Cup. How about it ? I'm starting right now ! 
     
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    BB...stop living in the past..."haven't won squat in 40 yrs."- crap.  i can't imagine how angry you were until 2004 when the sox won the series. so now the pats have won a lombardi....and now the lone whipping post left are the bruins. with "fans" like you- who needs enemies. are you just happier unhappy? what will you have to complain about when the b's win a cup? you might have to become a cubs fan to make you "happy". smile 

     
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    " the Cup hasn't been here since mutton chops were in fashion ". Thats what the B's fans need, a rallying motivator like growing a set of mutton chops ! I'm all for it. Who needs to wave towels in the playoffs ? Every B's of the male sex and any women that can should grow a set of mutton chops to show support for the Bruins in the playoffs ! That could just be the " Voodoo chile " that the B's need to push on through and win the Cup. How about it ? I'm starting right now ! 
    Posted by 50belowzero


    Hey, what have we got to lose except more playoff failure? I'm a week or so away from shaving my winter beard but maybe I'll keep the sideburns super-long to get the mojo moving in the right direction again...

    Who else is in?? C'mon--show your Chops for the B's!
     
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    BB...stop living in the past..."haven't won squat in 40 yrs."- crap.  i can't imagine how angry you were until 2004 when the sox won the series. so now the pats have won a lombardi....and now the lone whipping post left are the bruins. with "fans" like you- who needs enemies. are you just happier unhappy? what will you have to complain about when the b's win a cup? you might have to become a cubs fan to make you "happy". smile 
    Posted by adkbeesfan


    I'm pretty sure BB would be happy as a pig in sh*t if the Bruins won the Cup.

    I don't want to speak for him, but as a fellow Bruins fan who's also sick of the 4-decade drought, I'd rather have this team win and be wrong than continue to be right and have them lose.
     
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    ^^I Like that idea. Channel Neil Young on the Live Rust Tour, circa '79.
    Posted by BBReigns


    A few years back i grew a set of long sideburns and my wife said " oh my god your turning into Neil Young " , hilarious.
     
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