- Apr 18, 2007
Much better period there posession-wise. Another like that please.
I am way late to the party on this, but I always felt that, while Marchand's rat reputation was well earned, he was never truly predatory the way some of those other guys are. Most of the dirty shit he pulled was with the stick, or dumb stuff like low hip checks (which, obviously, are awful).To be fair, that is true now. His rat reputation was more than well earned the first few years of his career. He might not have been Matt Cooke level dangerous, but he was absolutely dirty with the stick work and other extracurriculars.
Now that you mention it, I remember that. Being from Maine and attending law school in Maine at the time, I was rooting for the Bears.I was in the building for 2004 National Championship game when Denver killed off basically the final 1:30 of the game with Maine on a 6-3. It was mayhem.
You forgot the bold part. The price on Hall was a 1st + before it wasn't. They got Hall, Reilly, and Lazar for a 2nd in a horrible draft, a 3rd in a good draft, and a player that was struggling to stick on the roster. I don't think any of those trades happen without Hall forcing his way here or the B's paying a much higher price.This team is one of the top 4 teams in the division. It isn't one of the top 4 teams in the league though, and that should be the threshold for "going for it" given how depleted the system is
They look great, undoubtedly. I'm cautiously optimistic, but who would have thought Lazar and Reilly would be the moves to stabilize the team and add depth.Going back a couple of weeks... who'd have thought the Bruins would be 8 points down from the top spot in the league in points? No arrows, but one poster made the comment they aren't one of the top 4 in the league, so there is no point in being a buyer at the deadline. 6 points from top 4, with a game in hand on most of the teams in between.
Just weird to see them slowly drifting up the standings... given the way they looked so recently.
Just to be clear, I said no arrows - there was absolutely no criticism in my post - I anonymously referenced the part I did for context, not as snark.You forgot the bold part. The price on Hall was a 1st + before it wasn't. They got Hall, Reilly, and Lazar for a 2nd in a horrible draft, a 3rd in a good draft, and a player that was struggling to stick on the roster. I don't think any of those trades happen without Hall forcing his way here or the B's paying a much higher price.