Re: Wow - What A Heartbreaker Way To Lose
posted at 6/25/2013 5:22 PM EDT
In response to NedBraden's comment:
In response to saskpatsfan's comment:
Personally I don't feel like the B's have any big time players. Bergeron could be mentioned, but as was said, he was playing with numerous injuries. Their top 6 forwards (Lucic, Marchand, Horton, Krejci) are all players I'd take on my team, but definitely wouldn't count on any of them to win a series for me.
Hawks on the other hand have Kaner, Toews, Hossa, Sharp, Keith. These guys are all skilled players that can make or break a game at any moment. Chara on the ice for 10 of the last 12 goals or something like that. He looked absolutely lost trying to cover Toews and Kane. And that's your series for you.
Chara, now Rask (a clear Vezina Finalist that wasn't), Kreicji, Bergeron, etc, aren't big time players? Marchand may not be big time, but he's very good with what he does for a team. Same deal Lucic. He had a down year overall, but a power forward who can fight, dictate with physicality and pop in 25 goals isn't big time enough for you? Please, dude. This team is very young at the core and has been in two Cup Finals in 3 years.
I am glad they are under the radar, though. Our GM won't need to have bloated national value used against him as he tries to keep salaries under control in upcoming seasons.
I am not sure what cap position the Hawks are in and who they have to pay, etc, but good luck keeping that team together.
Seguin, while not having a good playoffs, is 21 years old and has a chance to be as good as a Toews someday. Bergeron might be the most underrated player in the entire NHL. He just got robbed for the Selke, for example.
Boychuk has emerged into a bonafide mid level D Man, too. Not a star, but give a lot of good players over a few stars any day of the week. Heck, I'd take McQuaid over basically any team's 6th D Man in the league. Yep. It's about depth, which is why Boston has the best 4th line in the NHL and has since 2010. Capmbell was a loss, make no mistake.
Dougie Hamilton, Krug and Bartkowski on D in the future and it looks very bright for the team, regardless of how many stars are preceived to be on the club or not.
Hey I am just going by what I saw all playoffs. Yeah Chara did such a magnificent job shutting down Crosby who was on a liquid diet for the past month and a half before the playoffs started. Well done. How about the man, the myth, the legend Phillip Kessel skating circles around ol' Chara in round one? Like I said, I would take all these players on my team because they are quality guys, but big time? Nope.
You complain about a legend like Jagr, yet you don't seem to realize that half the time Lucic looks like he is skating in cement. Yeah he scored some important goals, but I also watched him cough up the puck a lot in key moments. If you are honestly saying the B's top 6 are at the same level as the Hawks, you are out to lunch.
And good luck keeping the Hawks together? Seabrook, Kane, Toews, Crawford, Keith, Hossa, Sharp all on friendly contracts until 2016 at the least. Yeah, they are going to be in so much trouble. After they won in 2010 they had to get rid of a lot more improtant guys (Byfuglien, Ladd) than they will have to after this cup win and yet they still came back and won three years later.
As soon as you said Jagr is a joke and always has been I'm not sure I can take you seriously.