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2016-2017 Bruins Season
« on: October 11, 2016, 08:26:41 PM »

Offline triboy16f

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The theme- could be the last straw for Neely, Julien, Chara, Rask, Krejci

Anything less than making it into the playoffs  will be considered a failure

Team finally has a nice mix of youth plus vet this season.

Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2016, 11:47:19 PM »

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The Bruins are expected to make the playoffs, but that should probably be about it. I think Bruins fans expect more than Celtics fan, when in fact the Celtics will prob have a higher winning %, in my opinion.

The problem for the Bruins players you mentioned is that their defense isn't at an elite defensive level. They need to make an acquisition, or someone on their team needs to get better. Chara needs to step it up for one more run.

I'm certainly no defeatist, but I'm def. more optimistic about the Celtics than the Bruins.

Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2016, 08:46:34 AM »

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The Bruins are expected to make the playoffs, but that should probably be about it. I think Bruins fans expect more than Celtics fan, when in fact the Celtics will prob have a higher winning %, in my opinion.

The problem for the Bruins players you mentioned is that their defense isn't at an elite defensive level. They need to make an acquisition, or someone on their team needs to get better. Chara needs to step it up for one more run.

I'm certainly no defeatist, but I'm def. more optimistic about the Celtics than the Bruins.

Some good points

Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2016, 01:37:06 PM »

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My expectations for the Bs are low. Chara seems to have lost a step with age, Rask was inconsistent last season, and the Bruins never seem to have enough true weapons on offense.

The Celtics definitely should go farther than the Bruins.
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Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2016, 07:26:41 PM »

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Playing the Canadiens at home right now.

Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2016, 08:19:26 PM »

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Playing the Canadiens at home right now.

love the Carlo kid. cmon Bruins

Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 11:49:56 AM »

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Pastrnak is on fire... What a steal

Carlo, Pasta.. bruins got two young quality players moving fwd

Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2016, 12:14:24 PM »

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Pastrnak is on fire... What a steal

Carlo, Pasta.. bruins got two young quality players moving fwd

Still somewhat early, but I've been fairly impressed by the Bruins. Even in the OT Loss yesterday.. they still managed to pick up a point against a fierce Washington team, and as of now are in the playoffs.

You wouldn't see them pull out many points last season (usually blowout losses to great teams).

Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2017, 09:31:37 AM »

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What the hell is a Bye Week in the NHL?  The league knows they have time between games, right?
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Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2017, 10:12:13 AM »

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What the hell is a Bye Week in the NHL?  The league knows they have time between games, right?
While the early bird catches the worm, the second mouse gets the cheese!

Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2017, 11:06:53 AM »

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What the hell is a Bye Week in the NHL?  The league knows they have time between games, right?

Not sure but every team has it

Bruins are back and play tonight vs Sharks.

Looked spectacular the last 3 games

Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2017, 06:32:55 PM »

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Another March Collapse and Rask not playing in a crucial game...  ::)

Not Cassidy's fault at all but Sweeney and co. need to GO.

Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2017, 06:54:03 PM »

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Another March Collapse and Rask not playing in a crucial game...  ::)

Not Cassidy's fault at all but Sweeney and co. need to GO.

This 4-game skid is unfortunate, though I don't know if that's more on the D, Rask, or the offense. I hope they can turn it around, but I still don't think they're anything more than a second-round team.
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Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2017, 06:59:10 PM »

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Another March Collapse and Rask not playing in a crucial game...  ::)

Not Cassidy's fault at all but Sweeney and co. need to GO.

This 4-game skid is unfortunate, though I don't know if that's more on the D, Rask, or the offense. I hope they can turn it around, but I still don't think they're anything more than a second-round team.

Yeah true. It's mostly inconsistency.

I'd call it a combination of all the things as a result.

Besides Marchand and Pasta, no one can really score at will, and so when those two struggle the B's are lucky to get 1 or 2 goals a game.

The defense isn't helping and has always been a weakness, but Rask has also let in a lot of cheap goals lately which aren't helping, especially when they are after the B's score (aka losing momentum as a result).

If I'm not mistaken I think I read somewhere Rask has a .888 save percentage since February 1. That's not really good though part of it is probably because of the lack of help in front of him (abysmal defense).

Re: 2016-2017 Bruins Season
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2017, 07:17:40 PM »

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Bruins may have just shot themselves in the foot... again...

Maple Leafs up 1-0 against Columbus. If result holds, BOS plays WAS first round.  :(

Yes, BOS were horrible against both OTT and WAS this season, but WAS is the "cream of the conference", and it would have been better to play Ottawa first round to have any chance.

And Bruins looked bad against WAS yesterday.

Now time to look at those BS losses recently and ponder what could have been.