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WingsallTheway

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In Topic: A Perfect fit for the Bruins...Ville Leino?

12 September 2014 - 10:08 AM

 

Well apart from the fact that he's absolutely the antithesis of "Bruin Strong", he also hasn't scored a goal since 2012.  He only had 12 assists and zero goals in 58 games last year.  So yes, I'd say he's a worse option than Cleary if you want goals to be scored.  A year ago Cleary had more goals than good knees.  What's Leino's excuse?

 

Probably that he was a 3rd liner at best getting paid 5M dollars a season for 7 years. Hockey is a game of confidence, as soon as you start failing expectations, the game becomes harder and harder. Imagine if Cleary was expected to be the second best scorer on our team. Both players play a different style, but Ville has a chance of being able to put up some more points with a good supporting cast.

 

Take a look at BUF's roster last year:

 

http://www.hockey-re...s/BUF/2013.html

 

That team has literally NO supporting cast and all his linemates are small. He clearly needs someone on his line to give him space to work.

 

Regarding your point about his playing style in Boston, I agree 100% that hes soft as butter.


In Topic: A Perfect fit for the Bruins...Ville Leino?

12 September 2014 - 09:49 AM

He can still play as a third line scorer. At 1M or even 800K, what do they have to lose? Can he REALLY be worse than Cleary at 1.5?

 

Theres a big difference between playing on a PHI team as opposed to BUF, which has one of the worst teams in recent memory. On top of that, maybe the pressure of making too much money got to him.

 

I know personally, I play hockey better when im surrounded by good line mates. 


In Topic: NHL 15

11 September 2014 - 07:37 PM

The annual glitches started coming out  for me today. Some guy kept firing clappers from the corner and they went in about 25% of the time. Give it enough time and everyone will be doing them once they  catch on. 


In Topic: Ericsson and Alfredsson not 100%

11 September 2014 - 08:07 AM

Alfredsson should just retire. He emptied the tank last year in the Olympics. He was completely invisible after the break. I would rather see Mantha in his spot.

 

So would I, but it belongs to Cleary.


In Topic: NHL 15

10 September 2014 - 10:15 PM

Literally the only positive is the graphics. The AI is still terrible, and the stick handling has become more robotic/automatic and just doesn't feel creative.

 

The only mode that offers any replay value in HUT has become harder to maintain with bad menus as well. You'd think only having one mode they would atleast put some added effort into it.

 

Goals look 100X better at first, but like every other NHL game they become repetetive