Thoughts on Julien's benching...
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03-22-2013, 09:40 AM
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Terrible decision. Benching Peverley kept Pandolfo in the lineup.
When Pandolfo plays the Bruins are 6-4
When he doesn't play the Bruins are 14-2-3
I simply don't grasp the hesitation to play Spooner with Peverley and Caron on that 3rd line, and this points to Julien's one flaw as a coach, which is risk aversion. Pandolfo might not make the mistakes Spooner will, but he's also not going to make a single play. He has 3 SOG in 10 games. He's basically making his line play shorthanded without giving them the ability to ice the puck.
My thoughts exactly.
Peverley has been stuck with some absolute black holes for offense on his line this year (Pandolfo, Bourque, Caron and Kelly *this year) --finally a chance to play with a skill guy in Spooner and he gets dumped?
I thought it was a poor call. Put Crosby with those collection of duds this year and I bet my house his production goes waaay down.
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