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Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:50 pm
by flyingelvii
I mean Carolina traded a 3rd and 7th for a solid backup goalie/potential starter (on a dumpster fire of a team, but he should beat out Ward). The Bruins traded a 3rd round pick for a player who is arguably one of the five worst in the NHL.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:05 pm
by eagle9903
Hextall traded the contract of a guy who hasn't played hockey since 2011 and now works for the league and a generously described third pairing defenseman with a first pairing contract for something.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:36 pm
by flyingelvii
Who just got voted into the HoF today. Wish the B's did that with Savard's $4.5M cap hit.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:56 pm
by twballgame9
The Hamilton deal was weak and I have no idea what the Rinaldo thing was all about, but they just turned the Lucic deal into a nice return by flipping the goalie for a first and the kid from Miami OH

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:45 pm
by b0mberMan
Hamilton just signed an offer with the Flames for just $250k more a year and one year longer than the Bruins offered.

I think it's fair to say that Sweeney is not good at his job.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:04 pm
by twballgame9
Hamilton leaving will never bother me much. He's a good player, but the idea being spun with hindsight that he is a franchise defenseman is hysterically laughable.

Getting a weak return and then fucking it up at the draft is another story.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:21 pm
by b0mberMan
Also rumors that the B's are looking into Bickell.

There may actually be one franchise that would take Tanner Glass off the Rangers' hands after all.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:14 pm
by flyingelvii
twballgame9 wrote:Hamilton leaving will never bother me much. He's a good player, but the idea being spun with hindsight that he is a franchise defenseman is hysterically laughable.

Getting a weak return and then fucking it up at the draft is another story.

He isn't right now but is projecting to be a franchise defenseman. Which I very much believe.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:21 pm
by twballgame9
flyingelvii wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:Hamilton leaving will never bother me much. He's a good player, but the idea being spun with hindsight that he is a franchise defenseman is hysterically laughable.

Getting a weak return and then fucking it up at the draft is another story.

He isn't right now but is projecting to be a franchise defenseman. Which I very much believe.


That's reading tea leaves, maybe you are right. In the meantime, my take on the news about the $250K/per and extra year is the opposite of Bombers - it doesn't look like he was ever going to sign an extension here.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:40 pm
by flyingelvii
twballgame9 wrote:
flyingelvii wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:Hamilton leaving will never bother me much. He's a good player, but the idea being spun with hindsight that he is a franchise defenseman is hysterically laughable.

Getting a weak return and then fucking it up at the draft is another story.

He isn't right now but is projecting to be a franchise defenseman. Which I very much believe.


That's reading tea leaves, maybe you are right. In the meantime, my take on the news about the $250K/per and extra year is the opposite of Bombers - it doesn't look like he was ever going to sign an extension here.

Are there other ways to project 22 year old hockey players, especially defensemen? Give him a bridge contract and you risk running into a Subban situation.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:45 am
by twballgame9
flyingelvii wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:
flyingelvii wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:Hamilton leaving will never bother me much. He's a good player, but the idea being spun with hindsight that he is a franchise defenseman is hysterically laughable.

Getting a weak return and then fucking it up at the draft is another story.

He isn't right now but is projecting to be a franchise defenseman. Which I very much believe.


That's reading tea leaves, maybe you are right. In the meantime, my take on the news about the $250K/per and extra year is the opposite of Bombers - it doesn't look like he was ever going to sign an extension here.

Are there other ways to project 22 year old hockey players, especially defensemen? Give him a bridge contract and you risk running into a Subban situation.


That's fair. Like I said, I was in favor of bringing him back at the right price, and he's a good player. I'm just not sure I see the franchise thing. Time will tell, and it very well may turn out to be a terrible move.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:22 am
by Snooks Kelly
Jimmy Hayes to the Bruins.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:37 pm
by DomingoOrtiz
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
flyingelvii wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:What's up with this ugly Naoko broad? What happened to Katherine Tappen?

Tappen is on the NHL Network, sadly. At least we still get to see her every once in a while.


Some good news:

NESN announced in a press release at 8:02 p.m. Thursday night that Naoko Funayama, the respected sideline reporter, will not have her contract renewed when it expires this summer.


Sarah Davis is an improvement.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:02 pm
by claver2010
well that was unexpected

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:01 pm
by bcshater
claver2010 wrote:well that was unexpected


Yes Julien going to Montreal was unexpected. I expected him to be hired by the end of the month but going to Montreal intensifies the rivalry ten-fold. Imagine if they meet in the playoffs !!! Both teams needed a shot in the arm and a change in leadership is a good way to start, although I have mixed emotions about Claude being canned by the B's. Shall I say the classless B's announcing Julien's firing on the day of the Patriots Super Bowl parade.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:49 am
by DomingoOrtiz
Very impressed with McAvoy. The Bs must have the worst 3rd line in the NHL.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:38 pm
by flyingelvii
This team is good.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:46 am
by bcshater
This team is going to get on a roll. The first line is fantastic. Pastrnak a career night last night. Hard to imagine a better night, yes I know he is only 21. Pastrnak's 3rd goal with a between the legs pass to himself was outstanding.

Team did falter at the end of the regular season costing home ice advantage for the East. Memories of Claude with those losses.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:36 am
by twballgame9
Despite the scores there have been times that the ice is tilted toward the boston goal. Much will depend on Rask. But yes they are real good.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:18 am
by flyingelvii
bcshater wrote:This team is going to get on a roll. The first line is fantastic. Pastrnak a career night last night. Hard to imagine a better night, yes I know he is only 21. Pastrnak's 3rd goal with a between the legs pass to himself was outstanding.

Team did falter at the end of the regular season costing home ice advantage for the East. Memories of Claude with those losses.

They were also averaging an injured guy per game at that point. Amazing what they’ve been able to do considering basically all their top guys outside of Rask, Krug and Pastrnak missed a decent chunk of the season with injuries.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:20 pm
by bcshater
flyingelvii wrote:
bcshater wrote:This team is going to get on a roll. The first line is fantastic. Pastrnak a career night last night. Hard to imagine a better night, yes I know he is only 21. Pastrnak's 3rd goal with a between the legs pass to himself was outstanding.

Team did falter at the end of the regular season costing home ice advantage for the East. Memories of Claude with those losses.

They were also averaging an injured guy per game at that point. Amazing what they’ve been able to do considering basically all their top guys outside of Rask, Krug and Pastrnak missed a decent chunk of the season with injuries.


So true. Yes many injuries at the end of the regular season.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:38 am
by DomingoOrtiz
How often do the Bruins run into a hot goaltender in the playoffs?

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:25 am
by Dick Rosenthal
Andersen has been great, but part of the reason is that Toronto has largely handled the traffic out front. About the only time the Bruins got any traffic in front of him they either scored or the puck landed on the stick of the world’s most expensive checking line forward, Rick Nash, (16 goals in 82 playoff games), which as Ranger fans could tell you is the same as not getting traffic in front. Bottom line is the Maple Leafs have adjusted and the Bruins have not, that is the primary reason they are in danger of hacking up a series they should win.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:22 pm
by eepstein0
DomingoOrtiz wrote:How often do the Bruins run into a hot goaltender in the playoffs?


As often as the Caps do.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:30 pm
by BostonCollege1
Dick Rosenthal wrote:Andersen has been great, but part of the reason is that Toronto has largely handled the traffic out front. About the only time the Bruins got any traffic in front of him they either scored or the puck landed on the stick of the world’s most expensive checking line forward, Rick Nash, (16 goals in 82 playoff games), which as Ranger fans could tell you is the same as not getting traffic in front. Bottom line is the Maple Leafs have adjusted and the Bruins have not, that is the primary reason they are in danger of hacking up a series they should win.


I hate to admit you're right here, and I hope Nash plays a bigger role in the next series, but even looking at the numbers from hist last three regular seasons, he's clearly on the downside of his career. Sweeney shouldn't give him too much this off-season, if anything.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:23 pm
by Dick Rosenthal
The Bruins finally decided to crash the net and look what happened? I’ll be interested to see how they do against Tampa which has a far superior defensive corps vis a vis Toronto. I honestly have no feel for how good the Bruins actually are. At the beginning of the series I thought they were a Cup contender. The last three games, not so much and even with last night’s win, their defense looks extremely suspect and Chara, who has been skating around with a fork sticking out of his back the past few years looks even slower and more tired then before—his fluke goal notwithstanding. If he and Girardi end up on the ice at the same time it will look like each team has a guy dragging a hundred pound bag of sand behind him, the difference being that Girardi is only logging 15-16 minutes while Chara logs 22-24.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:57 pm
by twballgame9
Dick Rosenthal wrote:The Bruins finally decided to crash the net and look what happened? I’ll be interested to see how they do against Tampa which has a far superior defensive corps vis a vis Toronto. I honestly have no feel for how good the Bruins actually are. At the beginning of the series I thought they were a Cup contender. The last three games, not so much and even with last night’s win, their defense looks extremely suspect and Chara, who has been skating around with a fork sticking out of his back the past few years looks even slower and more tired then before—his fluke goal notwithstanding. If he and Girardi end up on the ice at the same time it will look like each team has a guy dragging a hundred pound bag of sand behind him, the difference being that Girardi is only logging 15-16 minutes while Chara logs 22-24.


Rask needs to play a lot better than he did most of this series. He had stretches were he looked strong, but much of the series was not great.

Toronto is really fast, which exposes the Bruins D other than Krug from time to time. Was always worried about the matchup, and given how they played after the first two games, they are probably lucky to have won. Then again, you say that about a lot of playoff hockey.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:51 pm
by flyingelvii
Toronto, Tampa, and Boston are probably the three best teams in the East. Going to 7 wasn’t too surprising.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:27 am
by flyingelvii
On top of being a mediocre hockey player, Tom Wilson is still a piece of shit.

Re: Bruins Weirdos

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:09 pm
by claver2010
flyingelvii wrote:On top of being a mediocre hockey player, Tom Wilson is still a piece of shit.


remains absolute trash