Young D-Men

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    Young D-Men

    I love what I see last game from the Trio of young guys. I don't know eveybody else thinks, but he Bruins just looked different with these guys in the line up. Our standard D corps all back off, so they don't get burnt but then we always seem to be in retreat. I love the quality pinches to keep the offense alive. The Rangers were hemmed in more last night the Leafs were for the whole series with the exeption of the last 10 minutes of game 7.

    I realize you can't always pinch but it sure changed our dynamics last night. Thoughts?

     
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    I second the point. Not only did the 3 guys skate faster than we're accustomed for B's defensemen, but they did a great job of not getting caught out of position, which we all thought would be the case, or I'm sure that was Julien's greatest fear. Instead, Krug played reallly well and is certainly a guy who has a bright future. I thought it was Hamilton's best game in a long time. He showed the confidence he had earlier in the season and lost I think during the last 10 or 15 games of the year. Bartkowski has played like a veteran at times. They are all going to push the B's forward as they say. But it may be that Ference, McQuaid (and Redden is going to be hard-pressed to even get back into any game at this point) could be looking at healthy scratches so that 2 of the 3 can be in the lineup. I'm all for Bartkowski and Hamilton playing all the time right now. Krug plays like he did, then him too. Youth is served. It's a prime example of why the B's will be great for years.

     
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    Can't say enough about Hamilton. He is a dynamic control player. When he has the puck, he is very deliberate and incredibly patient. I love the way he seems to always get the puck to an open forward or other D. He has to get stronger so he isn't belted by hard checks, which happened a few times v. Leafs, but other than that, he's a major asset to stay on the B's top 6 d-men for rest of playoffs. I'm hoping Julien will not automatically go back to the veteran 6 when all is healthy.

     
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    They all looked great.  If there were any mistakes made, I missed them, and even if there were any, they played well enough to cancel them out.

    Hope the momentum keeps going! Going to be a fun series!

     
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    there was one point where Bartkowski and Hamilton were very slow to get out of the zone, a little like they were being careful to not cough it up. But what was great about it was they understood that it was okay to pass back and forth so deep in their own zone to not allow a Ranger steal. They were careful, it may have looked bad or shaky, but it was smart. And if you play smart, you win.

     
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    I was very impressed by the poise showed by all 3. The skating ability of all 3 was clearly evident and fun to watch.

     
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    Something that other teams have done and thats use there depth of rookies to be fairly successful this year and now the Bs have that to add to there lineup.

    I was impressed with the 3 and to be honest, i think the rest of the team stepped up to help them out.

     
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    If Tommy Cross comes up and scores an OT goal, Chowda and Dez will make the Badhab suffer worse than a redheaded step child rented mule.

     
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    Trial by fire going well.

     
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    3 rookies in the lineup in the playoffs - worked out well for us the last time.

     
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    Also, it's easy to forget that McQuaid is only a third year player  - he had an off season this year, but if you look at him along with those other three, Boston's not lacking in solid youthful D.

     
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    Seidenberg and Ference will get put back in when they are healthy. Im fine rotating Redden or Hamilton. I like what I saw with our youth, but Seidenberg and Ference are solid. They get my nod. Im happy with our depth.

    I feel our depth at Forward is better this year too. I have just cringed in the past years when our call up was trent whitfield.

     
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    In response to red75's comment:

    Also, it's easy to forget that McQuaid is only a third year player  - he had an off season this year, but if you look at him along with those other three, Boston's not lacking in solid youthful D.




    Most of that "off-season" had a lot to do with his injuries and blot-clot issues I believe.

    Its amazing he even played at all this year.

    Hats off to him, one tough hombre....

     
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    In response to BadHabitude's comment:

    If Tommy Cross comes up and scores an OT goal, Chowda and Dez will make the Badhab suffer worse than a redheaded step child rented mule.




    I knew that thought would eventually creep into your head.

     
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    In response to jmwalters' comment:

    In response to red75's comment:

     

    Also, it's easy to forget that McQuaid is only a third year player  - he had an off season this year, but if you look at him along with those other three, Boston's not lacking in solid youthful D.

     




    Most of that "off-season" had a lot to do with his injuries and blot-clot issues I believe.

     

    Its amazing he even played at all this year.

    Hats off to him, one tough hombre....



    Couldnt have put it any better myself..and he has just recently seemed to have begun to round into form and physically look healthy like his old self.....never did understand after the shoulder issue why Claude played him one game then sat him.....as he needed reps....love the toughness and whole game that McQ brings...thats the kinda guy you want to go to war for/with you!

     
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    ...thats the kinda guy you want to go to war for/with you!

     



    Absolutely. He has his limitations but is extremely effective when playing within them....

     
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    a buddy of mine who indirectly has met Chiarelli a couple times was telling me something to the effect that McQ's family is from down east and has a big picnic every year and the men folk have a boxing tourney during.....whether that is folk lore/urban legend or not....I can still picture it!

     
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    hahaha..boxing match?

    I could just imagine my family doing the same.....would be fun with the in-laws of course.

     
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    hahaha..boxing match?

    I could just imagine my family doing the same.....would be fun with the in-laws of course.



    no kidding...I have this one Ukrainian aunt who could probably give McQ a good dance lesson!

     
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    Krug was such a stud in last nights game. I wish he was up the whole season. I really like this kids skating ability. I see a bright future for him.

     
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    In response to golden9x2's comment:

    a buddy of mine who indirectly has met Chiarelli a couple times was telling me something to the effect that McQ's family is from down east and has a big picnic every year and the men folk have a boxing tourney during.....whether that is folk lore/urban legend or not....I can still picture it!



    PEI produces lots of tough hockey players. I'm sure Shupe and some others here can testify to that. Wouldn't surprise me if they have that family boxing tourney as I know some others that do.

    I love that he always has his teammates backs. Great bottom pair D man

     
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    I must admit that Krug surprised me...wasnt crazy about the signing from the "get-go" particularly with the condition that he got to play a couple games while Providence Bruins d-men who I thought warranted a cup of coffee just to get a feel with the parent club i.e. Bartkowski didnt....thought he looked like Greg Hawgood and was purely a designated power play specialist which was a luxury we could ill afford(especially in looming days ahead of reduced salary cap) I was very impressed last night but still like to see a few more games before I am gushing and totally convinced but hey!, enjoy it while its here...

     
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    I don't think the Bruins have played that well since the first month+ of this year. The kids got the puck out of our zone extremely well and had some good pinches. I thought we would be in tough with 3 D out but not so. They brought speed to our back end , what a concept!

    1 game won't change Claude's mind though. Sieds and Ference are back in when healthy, maybe not Redden though, Claude's trust in Hamilton may have grown enough to leave him in but I am betting against that.

     
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    In response to OrrandPapiRGods' comment:

    I don't think the Bruins have played that well since the first month+ of this year. The kids got the puck out of our zone extremely well and had some good pinches. I thought we would be in tough with 3 D out but not so. They brought speed to our back end , what a concept!

    1 game won't change Claude's mind though. Sieds and Ference are back in when healthy, maybe not Redden though, Claude's trust in Hamilton may have grown enough to leave him in but I am betting against that.




    It would probably be Bart over Hmailton.....

     
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    as in the regular season from the outset.....again Hamilton continues to grow and become comfortable with playoff hockey.....lord how I hope Claude fits him in....with a sprinkling of Bart somehow too....youre right, what a concept...."speed to our back end " and "good pinches"...

     
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