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04-07-2013, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by C77 View Post
1. The defense is too heavily weighted toward shutting down the other team. They need another guy that is good at moving the puck. Otherwise you have the 5 d to d passes and the inevitable turnovers. Chara and Hamilton both handle the puck pretty well. The rest of the guys not so much.

2. The players aren't competing that hard. The Bruins have been outskated, outworked, and outhit many times this year.

3. They don't attack with speed and they are stuck on the perimeter in the offensive zone so they don't draw any penalties. And the powerplay is humming along at 14%.

4. The offensive creativity of the players is nullified by focusing so much on defensive responsibilities.
Calling BS on the last one, this team, under the exact same Julien system, has had little trouble scoring when moving their feet in years gone by, if not mistaken, a top 5 team in scoring a few times.

Long known fact, solid D, leads to puck possession which leads to transition, once the boys have the puck and are attacking, I`m pretty sure Julien hasn`t instructed them to not be creative, not move their feet, not shoot the bloody puck, but only to attack but with the mindset that Defense is first

How many times have I watched this team have 2 players already moving outside of their zone when the puck wasn`t cleared?? Too many

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