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#21 amato



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:00 AM

GLENDOG!! He's going to get one goal this playoffs.... and it'll be the series winner against Boston. callin it now :P


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#22 Shinzaki


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:58 PM

Toughness in the playoffs is about winning the battles in the corner and limiting second shots off rebounds in front of the net.  Fighting isn't an issue....

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:32 PM

I totally get your point.  However, I wouldn't suggest even remotely getting into a physical type of game with them as a game plan, legal hit or contact or not.  It plays right into their game.  Let them come to us to initiate the physical hits and contacts, use quick passes and our speed to get mismatches and odd man offensive situations.  If the Bruins feel like they can spare that extra two steps, extra few seconds to put the body on someone, we have to make them pay by getting rid of the puck and quickly and using our speed.   All things being equal, the team with the most speed would have the advantage if two guys are tied up on the boards without the puck.  It's like 4-on-4, more ice, more room to capitalize on our speed.

Lastly, even if we did decide to engage on a physical level between the whistles with them, we lose.  They are a bigger team and would win that battle.  Smaller guys hitting bigger guys is okay in instances, but this as a general game plan over a 7 game series, this would wear us down.  Advantage Bruins.  As Ron Burgundy says, "it's science"

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Exactly a team like the Wings can't get into the rough stuff and give the Bruins their energy, they really feed off on that. Wings need to play smart and use speed and skill. But obviously I trust Babcock with a good gameplan.

#24 hillbillywingsfan


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:34 PM

I don't want to poke the bear...I want to shoot it.



#25 themcityblues


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:40 PM

I'm kind of wondering if the Wings will lose this series because of their awful PP.  A clear advantage the Wings have is their speed, which could mean the B's are caught taking penalties under pressure.  I expect some very critical power plays throughout this series, and I'm just hoping the special teams unit comes prepared.  Having Dats back is a huge plus, though.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:25 PM

If any game gets out of hand you can bet they will get nasty
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:36 PM

Poked that bear pretty hard tonight.   Glendening eating that hit to hold the puck in the corner and kill the clock was the kind of tough play that wins playoff games.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:07 PM

If the Pittsburgh Philly series ever taught me anything, it's that I could care less about fighting in the playoffs, just wears you down

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:01 AM

One of the things that got me thinking last night was this:  The terrible NBC talking heads were speaking before the game about the B's ability to play big and aggressive if you want; or play the skill game if you want that instead.  That can be intimidating to a lot of teams in the league because with the Bruins they can usually do it better than the opposition.


Turns out after watching the game that the Bruins didnt know which team they were last night.  They can't out-skill the class of puck possession teams, and thier "big nastiness" came out like a wimper compared to the Anahiem teams we have faced over the years.


With our generations of players being developed the same puck possession way, it's amazing to watch a "system" beat a team of bigger, better, meaner.

Mickey is one of the only colour commentators I've heard that gets angry when his team gets a powerplay as a result of a crap call from an official.


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