The Misguided Myth of the Modern Big Bad Bruins
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01-27-2013, 08:24 PM
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I think teams lose games because they get intimidated. I think Milan Lucic intimidated the Sabres and that derailed their entire season. I've seen defensemen bail on retrieving pucks -in the playoffs- because they hear footsteps. That leads to wins.
The Bruins intimidated the Canucks. I don't think the Bruins win the Cup without that element to their game.
That's not to say intimidation is an easy-button to winning, but I do think it can be another tool in your toolbox.
I think there's some confusion in the thread.
I think some folks are seeing the thread title challenging the "Big, Bad Bruins" moniker and disagreeing because they see the B's as being plenty intimidating. I agree, the B's are plenty intimidating, but I don't think that was necessarily the point of the OP. To me, this thread is really about whether or not the Bruins would benefit from getting bigger and/or better along the walls, specifically at the 3rd line LW position.
That, I believe is a worthwhile debate.
Pretty much bang-on.
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