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12-05-2005, 11:32 AM
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The Bulis syndrome

I don't know how many people noticed this play last game:
Bulis is on the offensive zone and litteraly plays past a King who tries to drag him down. Bulis uses his strength and speed to get away from the player (beatiful right?), seconds later he;s near the blue line in prime position for a traffic shot, a pass near the slot, or even a cross ice pass to a D for more room and more offensive pressure.
What does he do you ask? He trips over himself and the kings go on the attack.

Can anyone explain these symptoms (another one being, the missing of golden opportunities)? Any suggestions for a cure?

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12-05-2005, 11:33 AM
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The best thing Jan can do is revert to a wooden stick. The one piece composites are magnifying his lack of hands.

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12-05-2005, 11:35 AM
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Bulis cannot finish. He has size and speed...It gives him at least a one breakaway every game. I'm not even exaggerating. He either misses open nets or shoots the puck hard into the pads.

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12-05-2005, 11:38 AM
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He has no release (or variety of releases) or vision. He should study some tape of Joe Sakic or something. His hands aren't as bad as people claim. He does have a few nice moves and is capable of a clever pass every now and then. It's only at top speed that you can see he doesn't have elite hands, but his hands aren't all that bad.

It's all mental with him. He needs to sit down and think it through some more about what to do in the offensive zone to create better chances and then how to move the puck before shooting to change the goalie's plane of vision.

Sakic has a bunch of feints, releases in half-stride, inside releases, feints/move the puck/release.....Bulis has to add this to his game. Right now he just tries to power it by the goalie, or he hangs on to it too long without shifting the goalie's vision....he just slides the puck along with him and waits. That move could become more effective if he adds the feints previously mentioned because he'll be less predictable. I'm not sure he's strong enough to have a Sakic half-wrister from the top of the circle tho...

He has the speed to back the defender up and then use him as a screen with a quick release. Don't know why he doesn't consider that either.

Zednik has the same problem, but at least he goes to the net and goes to scoring areas.

Changing gears from being on a checking line to being on an offensive line can't be easy either.

If he's playing with Ribs, he has to go to the net and look for a slip pass. That is all Ribeiro ever does, but his wingers don't move to the net, they tend to stand around (Ryder).


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He might not be able to finish but he can sure hit post. To bad they dont count as points. If all those goal post would of been goals he would off had at least 7 goals.

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He needs to harness his speed a little and focus on control, otherwise he'll never have a scoring touch.

i get the feeling that the reason he was so dynamic in the Czech league was because it was a slower pace and he wasn't as rushed. because as of now that seems to be his only weakness... he's rushing everything and tripping over himself in the process.

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12-05-2005, 12:29 PM
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In other words, he's a faster, better forechecking version of Patrick Poulin.

It will mean his job will be ripe for the plucking by one of our prospects.

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12-05-2005, 12:35 PM
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If I were the coach, I'd tape Bulis' stick to his hands, lock the door, give him about 75 pucks and get him to shoot each one.

When he was done, I'd get him to do it over again.

And again.

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I don't know how many people noticed this play last game:
Bulis is on the offensive zone and litteraly plays past a King who tries to drag him down. Bulis uses his strength and speed to get away from the player (beatiful right?), seconds later he;s near the blue line in prime position for a traffic shot, a pass near the slot, or even a cross ice pass to a D for more room and more offensive pressure.
What does he do you ask? He trips over himself and the kings go on the attack.

Can anyone explain these symptoms (another one being, the missing of golden opportunities)? Any suggestions for a cure?

I'd tell him to stay away from Chris Higgins... they seem to go into the same direction...

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12-05-2005, 01:28 PM
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I say people should just let Bulis be Bulis instead of dogging on him every time he misses a scoring chance. He isn't a scorer, deal with it. At most he'll score between 10 to 20 goals per year. He plays the pk, is an excellent forechecker, good defensively, and is always hustling.

He isn't an offensive dynamo, far from it. Neither is half the team, and they aren't dogged every time they miss a chance. You need Bulis types on your team. Hockey is played at two ends.

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12-05-2005, 01:31 PM
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I say people should just let Bulis be Bulis instead of dogging on him every time he misses a scoring chance. He isn't a scorer, deal with it. At most he'll score between 10 to 20 goals per year. He plays the pk, is an excellent forechecker, good defensively, and is always hustling.

He isn't an offensive dynamo, far from it. Neither is half the team, and they aren't dogged every time they miss a chance. You need Bulis types on your team. Hockey is played at two ends.
Best post on the Bulis subject in a LONG time.

I don't understand why he gets so much flack. This guy works his *** off every shift and creates open ice for his teammates. Him, Zednik and Plekanec created a bunch of offense chances and carried the play most of the time when they were on the ice. So Bulis doesn't have Kovalev's hands but it sure would be nice if the rest of the team had his work ethic(Some guys do).

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12-05-2005, 01:47 PM
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Don't get me wrong, I love him for what he does and is one of my favorite habs.
It's merely frustrating to watch him squander 9/10 scoring chances. I've said it before, if he had the finishing touch of Dagenais, we would have one the the best forwards in the league, instead of one of the best defensive forwards in the league.

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I also like Bulis a lot. But I hate Julien's use of Bulis.

No way he should be playing on the first line or on the PP in Kovalev's absence.

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Best post on the Bulis subject in a LONG time.

I don't understand why he gets so much flack. This guy works his *** off every shift and creates open ice for his teammates. Him, Zednik and Plekanec created a bunch of offense chances and carried the play most of the time when they were on the ice. So Bulis doesn't have Kovalev's hands but it sure would be nice if the rest of the team had his work ethic(Some guys do).
Agreed.

Wish people understood that Bulis isn't a scorer. Although Julien using him on the first line doesn't help people make this distinction. If anything, I think Julien is rewarding him for his hard work and determination. He also brings a lot of speed on that line. Too bad he doesn't have the vision and release to go with it.

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I say people should just let Bulis be Bulis instead of dogging on him every time he misses a scoring chance. He isn't a scorer, deal with it. At most he'll score between 10 to 20 goals per year. He plays the pk, is an excellent forechecker, good defensively, and is always hustling.

He isn't an offensive dynamo, far from it. Neither is half the team, and they aren't dogged every time they miss a chance. You need Bulis types on your team. Hockey is played at two ends.

Ahhhhhhhh the refreshing sound of reason

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Bulis, ah good ol' Jan. He hasn't changed much has he. Hey, atleast he's consistant at what he does well and at what he doesn't. He's our version of Afinogenov. Can't finish for his life but looks real good trying.

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12-06-2005, 08:43 AM
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Bulis is and always will be a one-way player, which is a defensive player.

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12-06-2005, 08:53 AM
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Bulis put up strong offensive numbers in Europe and I think people had an outside hope that it would carry over to the NHL.

Personally he's one of my favorite players to watch. I wasn't dogging him, just point out the obvious. Actually, I think he's overrated as a defensive player as well.

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12-06-2005, 08:59 AM
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You know... that post about him reverting to a wooden stick may have some merit. The puck just rolls off his stick when he is pressured.

No one can deny he is trying, but.... remove all offensive responsibility and give him a stick that he can feel the puck with.

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12-06-2005, 09:13 AM
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I say people should just let Bulis be Bulis instead of dogging on him every time he misses a scoring chance. He isn't a scorer, deal with it. At most he'll score between 10 to 20 goals per year. He plays the pk, is an excellent forechecker, good defensively, and is always hustling.

He isn't an offensive dynamo, far from it. Neither is half the team, and they aren't dogged every time they miss a chance. You need Bulis types on your team. Hockey is played at two ends.
I have no problem with that. But he shouldn't be playing on the first line if we're expecting 10 goals.

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So....short for Bulis Syndrom is BS ?

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If I were the coach, I'd tape Bulis' stick to his hands, lock the door, give him about 75 pucks and get him to shoot each one.

When he was done, I'd get him to do it over again.

And again.

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Funny story, I was a caps season tic holder and one year at the caps open house, Jan was running the "Shooting Accuracy" display. You had to shoot a little plastic puck thru the 5 holes in a plastic goalie over a net. The plastic puck was so light you could really whip it w/ a wrister, and I got lucky and nailed them in I think 7 rapid fire shots.

Jan looked shocked and said "Wow, good shooting!" and patted me on the back. Impressed my wife but I was thinking maybe he shouldn't be quite so impressed.

Oh well, back to the previously scheduled programming.

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Funny story, I was a caps season tic holder and one year at the caps open house, Jan was running the "Shooting Accuracy" display. You had to shoot a little plastic puck thru the 5 holes in a plastic goalie over a net. The plastic puck was so light you could really whip it w/ a wrister, and I got lucky and nailed them in I think 7 rapid fire shots.

Jan looked shocked and said "Wow, good shooting!" and patted me on the back. Impressed my wife but I was thinking maybe he shouldn't be quite so impressed.

Oh well, back to the previously scheduled programming.

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Bulis was probably shocked cause you beat his record by about 15 shots.

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Bulis was probably shocked cause you beat his record by about 15 shots.
hahahahaha, this isn't nice :p

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