Register | Active Topics | Active Polls | Search
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?
 All Forums
 Eastern Conference - Atlantic Division
Allow Anonymous Posting forum... Boston
 What's Up With the Bruins?? Allow Anonymous Users Reply to This Topic...
 New Topic  New Poll New Poll
 Reply to Topic
Next Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 2

Guest4377
( )

Posted - 03/03/2012 :  13:00:25  Reply with Quote
The defending Stanley Cup champs have only 6 wins in their last 15 games.

And three of those wins came in overtime or the shoot-out.

I know a win's a win, but to only have three regulation time wins in 15 games is not very impressive.

What gives with the Bruins?

Edited by - slozo on 03/04/2012 07:37:30

Alex116
PickupHockey Legend



5809 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2012 :  13:17:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I dunno, but it's a far cry from earlier this season when they went on that huge streak that had them the early President's Trophy favorite. I don't see a ton of them, but i've heard that D. Krejci has been all but invisible, especially since Horton went out. He'd even been moved to wing for a bit but i heard he was back between Lucic and Seguin (isn't Seguin a C?) on Thursday where he potted 3 in their win over the Devils?

Don't wanna rehash the whole Presidential snub, but it's been a different team since then i have to say. It could be purely coincidental of course?
Go to Top of Page

Guest2746
( )

Posted - 03/03/2012 :  15:32:50  Reply with Quote
Well i know they can't win on Saturday afternoons.
Go to Top of Page

Shepsky
Rookie



Canada
211 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2012 :  17:05:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh God Alex, don't bring up the presidential snub, that started a 4 page verbal fist fight last time. Lets's say they have been struggling since the all star break. And yes they have definitely been a different team since then, but i think Boston's problem right now comes more from a lack of scoring.
Go to Top of Page

Shepsky
Rookie



Canada
211 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2012 :  17:06:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
also why is a topic about the Bruins in a Toronto forum?
Go to Top of Page

Clatts
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
266 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2012 :  21:19:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Could be a case of them playing so much in the last two years, however Vancouver dosn't seem to be slowing down at such a rapid pace

"Most of the guys that wear them are Europeans and French Guys."
Don Cherry on Visors
Go to Top of Page

slozo
Moderator



Canada
4607 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2012 :  07:41:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Shepsky

also why is a topic about the Bruins in a Toronto forum?



Fixed, thanks for noticing.

I think it's just a natural and normal slump . . . and I definitely think there is something to them being assured of a playoff spot, and sort of mentally "coasting" until the playoffs.

They are still a tough out though, and I think they'll still be one of the more dangerous teams in the east come playoffs. Probably not to repeat - I can't imagine them getting as lucky as they did last year to squeeze by some teams the way they did, with amazing goaltending to boot - but, they are still a top team.

Rask is out now though, so no rest for Thomas in the near future.

"Take off, eh?" - Bob and Doug
Go to Top of Page

Alex116
PickupHockey Legend



5809 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2012 :  20:17:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Shepsky

also why is a topic about the Bruins in a Toronto forum?



This often happens and it's easy to do. If you start a new topic from this thread (by clicking on "new topic" while in this thread), you will be posting in the Boston forum (since Slozo moved this one here). So basically, if when reading this post, i decided to ask a question about the Jets and hit "new topic", it'll end up in the Boston forum!

BTW, sorry bout bringing up the presidential thing but it's hard to ignore considering how bad Boston's played since then!!!
Go to Top of Page

Guest4377
( )

Posted - 03/04/2012 :  20:54:12  Reply with Quote
Sorry about opening up this topic in the wrong forum. I did exactly what Alex described.

Getting back to the topic at hand, the Bruins lost another one today, albeit to the Rangers, a pretty good team.

Next up is Toronto (on Tuesday), another team with their own troubles.

It should be a good game. The whole Kessel - Seguin comparisons will inevitably be made by some, but more than anything else, this is a game both teams need to win, as we come to the last part of the season, where every game becomes more important.

For Boston, they don't need to worry about making the playoffs, but they would prefer to finish high in the standings for home ice advantage at the very least. More than anything else, they need to find their winning ways!

For Toronto, every game is almost a must win as they try to make the playoffs. As someone mentioned in another thread, it will probably take at least 90 points to make the playoffs in the East, and with 67 points in 65 games, the Leafs are at a point-per-game pace. They will probably need to get at least 23 points (and probably a few more) in their last 17 games to make the playoffs, so it won't be easy.

And in wrapping up this latest posting, it now appears there's some relevance to it being placed in a Toronto forum, my segue which was really unintended.
Go to Top of Page

2ForInstigating
Top Prospect



13 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2012 :  04:10:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, it's undeniable that there are a LOT of leafs fans out there, I imagine a lot of topics just get related back to the Toronto LOL. As for the game coming up on Tuesday, the Leafs need to win for a couple reasons, the first being the obivious, that almost every game is must win until the season if they want to be in the playoffs, second, there is a pride issue in the way the Bruins have absolutely man-handled Toronto this season, third, the Leafs are still trying to impress the new boss, and finally, Kessel needs to finally be able to overcome playing his old team, I belive he FINALLY got some points against them last time they played, but of course the Bruins still defeated the Leafs, however this is the poorest stretch Boston has been on in a long time, hopefully this will be the one Toronto actually wins.
Go to Top of Page

Shepsky
Rookie



Canada
211 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2012 :  04:13:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
DAMN SHARED COMPUTERS!! that last post was me, but my roommate was still logged in on the computer, sorry!
Go to Top of Page

slozo
Moderator



Canada
4607 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2012 :  04:52:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see . . . Shepsky and 2forInstigating are roommates?

Or are you the same person . . . ?



"Take off, eh?" - Bob and Doug
Go to Top of Page

Shepsky
Rookie



Canada
211 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2012 :  05:40:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, having 2 different PUH accounts, and logging in as a different person sometimes would be WAY too much effort for me
Go to Top of Page

Alex116
PickupHockey Legend



5809 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2012 :  12:21:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
C'mon Slozo, Brentrock and his Philly alter ego (can't recall the name) haven't been around in some time....
Go to Top of Page

Guest7752
( )

Posted - 03/05/2012 :  12:54:46  Reply with Quote
Bruins have injuries to key players at this point in time, and the other players haven't picked up the slack.
Hence the Bruin slow-down....
Look at the NHL teams with the most "lost man-games" due to injuries, they are struggling or have struggled most during the season... Penguins, Buffalo, Avalanche, Habs, etc...
Senators have lost a fraction of these mentioned, look at where Sens are.
Boston is the team with LOWEST man-games lost in the league. There is a lot to say about that.
Read up on a good article about a month ago from Globe and Mail about this:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/globe-on-hockey/pens-habs-lead-nhl-in-man-games-lost-to-injury/article2342449/
Go to Top of Page

Beans15
Moderator



Canada
8190 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2012 :  13:50:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This issue is 100% the fault of Tim Thomas. If he did not make his Tea Partyesqe comments towards the government he could have avoided having Secret Service sharpshooters on the catwalks of the TD Gardens with laser guided M16's pointed at his head. It's pretty hard to be a keeper with that kind of pressure.

Timmy, don't mess with Barack.


Go to Top of Page

Guest5052
( )

Posted - 03/05/2012 :  14:01:08  Reply with Quote
You know, its kinda funny, going into the Playoffs last year the Bruins were certainly a contender, but they werent exactly the team to beat. i think they won their conference but were close to a few teams in points (if memory serves). They played great in the playoffs, although arguably fortunate to get past Montreal and started slowly this year and then went on a tear. Now they are back down to earth.

In other words, I think this team is kinda what shoudl be expected of it. Its a contender for sure, but one of, not the, favorite to come out of the east.

thats my two cents.
Go to Top of Page

Alex116
PickupHockey Legend



5809 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2012 :  15:11:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Guest5052

You know, its kinda funny, going into the Playoffs last year the Bruins were certainly a contender, but they werent exactly the team to beat. i think they won their conference but were close to a few teams in points (if memory serves). They played great in the playoffs, although arguably fortunate to get past Montreal and started slowly this year and then went on a tear. Now they are back down to earth.

In other words, I think this team is kinda what shoudl be expected of it. Its a contender for sure, but one of, not the, favorite to come out of the east.

thats my two cents.



The Bruins actually had the fourth most points in the East (tied with Tampa) but were the 3 seed due to being a division winner. I would totally agree that they were not considered "the team to beat", if there even was one? I also agree with your comment that they're not "the" favorite to come out of the east, but let's face it, a couple months ago, they sure as heck were!

If this were a little slide, it prob would go unnoticed, but they've been losing a lot more than anyone would have expected! There is however, enough time left for them to turn it around and i'm sure we'll see a fired up Bruins team come playoffs.
Go to Top of Page

Shepsky
Rookie



Canada
211 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2012 :  16:43:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Always remember to, the playoffs are a whole new game then regular season. I'm not saying that I'm picking the Bruins to win the cup, but they are going to be a tough team to play come playoff time regardless of this stain on their regular season, they are a tough team, with names like Lucic, Marchand, Thornton. They can really wear a team down in a best of 7 series. I think despite their recent play, I would not want to have to face Boston ever in the playoffs.
Go to Top of Page

Guest4377
( )

Posted - 03/13/2012 :  20:28:37  Reply with Quote
I agree with Shepsky - the playoffs are a whole new ball game. But surely the regular season (and how well you're playing down the stretch) must mean something?

Another loss for the Bruins tonight, but it's how they lost which is so concerning. They were blown out by a score of 6-1 against Tampa Bay.

They allowed 6 goals on 17 shots (very un-Bruin like), and while recently acquired netminder Marty Turco allowed 4 goals on 12 shots, Thomas wasn't much better, allowing 2 goals on 5 shots!

And who did Tampa play in net? Roloson? Nope. Garon? No again.

22-year-old Dustin Tokarski played in net for the Lightning, an AHL goalie with less than five NHL starts.

Something's wrong with the Bruins, and while it's possible they will turn things around for the playoffs, they better figure things out soon. It's not usually a good thing to struggle this late in the NHL season!
Go to Top of Page

Guest4377
( )

Posted - 03/13/2012 :  20:55:25  Reply with Quote
To be clear, the Bruins losing 6-1 is not a big deal on its own, but they only have 6 regulation time victories in their last 25 games!
Go to Top of Page

Shepsky
Rookie



Canada
211 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2012 :  04:50:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You know, I'm starting to think that the Bruins might not be so tough come playoff time after all, this really is becoming more than just a losing streak, as said, they are playing very 'un-bruin' like. They really need to get there act together in one month and counting!

Every day is a great day for hockey
-Mario Lemieux
Go to Top of Page

Guest0461
( )

Posted - 03/14/2012 :  05:39:47  Reply with Quote
Anyone think they may be coasting this time of the year, winning just enough to secure the second seed in the east? They are almost intact from last years' Cup win and know how much the run to the cup takes out of a team.

Just a thought from a Bruins' fan since '70.
Go to Top of Page

@valanche
Rookie



Canada
240 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2012 :  06:38:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Guest0461

Anyone think they may be coasting this time of the year, winning just enough to secure the second seed in the east? They are almost intact from last years' Cup win and know how much the run to the cup takes out of a team.

Just a thought from a Bruins' fan since '70.



that sounds like wishful thinking. while it wouldn't surprise me to see the team start playing better i no longer consider them a favourite to win more than a round in the playoffs. the team hasn't played well since the white house visit and thats that.

you can blame it on horton being injured but if i recall he was for the stanley cup final in all the games they won....
peverley hurts too but they played much better than they are now before they had him last year.

seguin is much improved ... i really thought this team had a legit chance to get back to back cups but no longer have that feeling.
they look sloppy, slow, and not tough to play against.

66 is > than 99
Go to Top of Page

@valanche
Rookie



Canada
240 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2012 :  06:39:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Guest5052

You know, its kinda funny, going into the Playoffs last year the Bruins were certainly a contender, but they werent exactly the team to beat. i think they won their conference but were close to a few teams in points (if memory serves). They played great in the playoffs, although arguably fortunate to get past Montreal and started slowly this year and then went on a tear. Now they are back down to earth.

In other words, I think this team is kinda what shoudl be expected of it. Its a contender for sure, but one of, not the, favorite to come out of the east.
thats my two cents.



completely agree.

66 is > than 99
Go to Top of Page

Alex116
PickupHockey Legend



5809 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2012 :  07:44:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can Tim Thomas play "out of this world" hockey for another Stanley Cup run? I don't know, but if he can't, they're all but done. I could see them turning to Rask if he falters but will it be too late if they do decide to yank him? Let's face it, with average goaltending, the Bruins wouldn't have won the cup last year. Tim Thomas was unbelievable.

A lot has been said about the Canucks "coasting" right now too. They aren't doing as poorly as the Bruins, but they're certainly not cruising like they were a month or two ago either. The Sedin's have been invisible and are getting knocked around more than ever (well, except maybe the finals last year) and the team looks beatable on most nights. Is this and the Bruins struggles fatigue finally catching up with them???

All i know is this. The Bruins have been awful (as far as what's expected) for 25 or so games! They need to find their game in the next month cuz if they enter the playoffs playing like they are now, they'd be lucky to advance past the first round, even as the 2 or 3 seed. Keep in mind, not only are they only 4 and 5 points up on Florida and Washington respectively, they're a mere 2 points up on Ottawa for the division AND the 2 or 3 seed. Yes, they have 1 game in hand on the Sens, but they're a loss or two away from dropping down to 7th and possibly 8th if the losing continues!!!

Go to Top of Page

Guest0461
( )

Posted - 03/14/2012 :  10:46:15  Reply with Quote
Time will tell as it always does.

As I recall from many other seasons, a team can be playing very well going into the playoffs and do nothing in the playoffs (happened to the Bruins more times than I care to count).

Conversely, a team can limp into the playoffs and win it all.
Go to Top of Page

semin-rules
PickupHockey Veteran



Canada
1915 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2012 :  13:18:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pretty crazy to think that if Ottawa wins tonight, they will be tied for 1st in the division with Boston. Who would of thought that was going to happen at the beginning of the season !!
Go to Top of Page

Guest0461
( )

Posted - 03/14/2012 :  18:50:50  Reply with Quote
If Ottawa wins, the Bruins will still be 1st... more ROW wins and fewer games played.
Go to Top of Page

Guest0461
( )

Posted - 03/16/2012 :  07:14:27  Reply with Quote
Reality check... I admit, they (Bruins) are playing like crap.
Have not seen them this bad since I do not know when.
Go to Top of Page

nuxfan
PickupHockey All-Star



3598 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2012 :  00:11:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Guest0461
As I recall from many other seasons, a team can be playing very well going into the playoffs and do nothing in the playoffs (happened to the Bruins more times than I care to count).

Conversely, a team can limp into the playoffs and win it all.



At this point, the Bruins are actually within spitting distance of not making the playoffs. With 12 games to go, they're only 7 pts up on 9th place WPG - who are playing pretty well right now.

And I thought the Canucks were slumping...
Go to Top of Page

Guest2726
( )

Posted - 03/17/2012 :  05:19:13  Reply with Quote
Boston will miss the playoffs
Go to Top of Page

Guest0461
( )

Posted - 03/17/2012 :  07:58:31  Reply with Quote
Bruins miss the playoffs?
I do not think so.

Does anyone here believe they will lose 10 more in a row?
Not a Julien coached, talent laden team.
Go to Top of Page

Alex116
PickupHockey Legend



5809 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2012 :  08:45:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While it could happen, it's HIGHLY unlikely. Think about what is said about a team which is 5 points out of a playoff spot late in the season and how tough it is to gain points. Similar case here. Even if bostoon continues to slide, a team like Wpg or someone else still has to win a bunch of games to close the gap.

Not impossible, but a big longshot to happen.
Go to Top of Page

slozo
Moderator



Canada
4607 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2012 :  09:39:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
. . . but the fact that Bruins missing the playoffs is a possibility, IS quite alarming.

Sort of like seeing Ottawa atop the division is . . . alarming.

I think the Bruins will return to form and take the division, but still . . . somehow, they look different than the first half of the year (in terms of style of play, etc). Can't put my finger on it.

"Take off, eh?" - Bob and Doug
Go to Top of Page

nuxfan
PickupHockey All-Star



3598 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2012 :  11:21:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by slozo

. . . but the fact that Bruins missing the playoffs is a possibility, IS quite alarming.



This is more what I meant. I don't think they'll miss the playoffs either, there's probably too much of a gap between them and WPG at this point in the season. They might slip to 8th, but WSH seems to be just clinging on as well.

But in December, the idea of the Bruins being any less than first in their division laughable - first in the conference was likely. 7th place in the conference, and close to 8th or even out, was unthinkable.
Go to Top of Page

Shepsky
Rookie



Canada
211 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2012 :  12:14:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
and maybe, just maybe the leafs can beat them tonight and avoid an embarrassing season sweep from Boston.

Every day is a great day for hockey
-Mario Lemieux
Go to Top of Page

Guest9277
( )

Posted - 03/19/2012 :  17:17:13  Reply with Quote
All they needed was a game against Toronto.
Go to Top of Page

semin-rules
PickupHockey Veteran



Canada
1915 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2012 :  17:24:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
6-0 for Boston and they are just halfway through the 2nd!

Ugly day year ... It's always ugly to be a Leaf fan
Go to Top of Page

Guest4271
( )

Posted - 03/20/2012 :  03:43:21  Reply with Quote
I believe the 7-0 drubbing in TO was near the beginning of the last run the Bruins made earlier this year, after last night's drubbing, here's hoping the next run starts again, actually they played a spirited game on Saturday against Philly..........another run like the last one would put us into June baby, but first we need to get by Pitt, with Crosby the Pens will be a very hard team to get through



Repeat, let's wait and see
Go to Top of Page

ToXXiK1
PickupHockey Pro



Canada
696 Posts

Posted - 03/20/2012 :  08:45:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nuxfan

quote:
Originally posted by slozo

. . . but the fact that Bruins missing the playoffs is a possibility, IS quite alarming.



This is more what I meant. I don't think they'll miss the playoffs either, there's probably too much of a gap between them and WPG at this point in the season. They might slip to 8th, but WSH seems to be just clinging on as well.

But in December, the idea of the Bruins being any less than first in their division laughable - first in the conference was likely. 7th place in the conference, and close to 8th or even out, was unthinkable.


Still is, 9 games left, 1st in division, 2nd in conference. Impossible to fall out of playoffs unless all the doors fall off, odds? 1st time in 2 years they've lost 4 in a row, hardly a big deal. 3 key injuries have contributed largely but at least 2 will be back for the dance. Every team in the league hits a skid, and it was B's turn.

Edited by - ToXXiK1 on 03/20/2012 08:48:27
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 2 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Next Page
 New Topic  New Poll New Poll
 Reply to Topic
Jump To:
Snitz Forums 2000 Go To Top Of Page