The Misguided Myth of the Modern Big Bad Bruins
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01-27-2013, 10:16 AM
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wellesley, MA
Nice post Colt, a couple points...
Regardless of how the B's actually stack up in terms of size, they are still the most intimidating team in the NHL. Bar none. So it may be a myth that they're big but it's not a myth that they're bad(ass).
That said, I do agree that they need more size. I think size and strong board play are incredibly important in the playoffs and the last 3 Cup champs were all outstanding at grinding it out down low in the Ozone, not to mention countless other teams who advanced (like your Washington example).
I think it's too early to pull the plug on Bourque's audition, but I haven't been a believer in him sticking (from the beginning) for the reasons outlined above. I just don't think a player like that is what this team or that line needs. I'd love to be proven wrong, it's clear the whole organization is pulling for Ray's kid, but through 4 games Bourque has no goals, no points, no shots and a team-worst -3. Peverley and Kelly only have a point each.
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