See, I dunno. It looks like Stafford was almost bracing for more of an impact - an impact that didn't come because Hamilton decided to bend down and reach when he committed on the play instead of leading with shoulder - and what would have normally been just a swim move, of sorts, ended up giving Hamilton a sweet embellishing opportunity. When you look at his arm relative to the crest on his chest, it doesn't even come up that far. Certainly not far enough to "normally" catch a 6'4" defenseman like that.
As if Julien didn't know why Ruff did it.. Stop playing dumb Claude.. You knew exactly why Ruff did it..
Bruins coach Claude Julien was a little less agitated with the move, but just as confused.
“I don’t know. I don’t know why he took it. I really don’t know. He’s entitled to it, so you just play along with it. He might have thought something was gonna happen, which wasn’t. But that’s probably for him to answer. I don’t know.”
I think a lot has to do with his center and other winger. When he was ripping it up here, it was so often on one timers. When he did snipe, he had good support as possible threats, so he could rip from a decent distance. Last year, it's not that Pleks was bad (or whoever the rotating winger was), more that he didnt position himself well enough for the passes and the type of game we seemed to end up playing got stuck in the boards. Cammy is good when there's space. I haven't seen much of him in CGY so I can't compare, but it was obvious what had changed when he was here - that he can't get his own pucks. I'm loving Bourque's game comparatively!
Can't take a pass, constantly falls down and doesn't put in any physical contact.