Game 2 - Bruins v. Blues

teddykgb

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It’s a really weird play. He clearly ends up off balance and makes a funny move but it’s such an ugly hit. Really hope he’s ok that was like all force into his head
 

Mooch

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He lined up Gryz’s head with his shoulder. Give me a fucking break.
 

Jed Zeppelin

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Eddie is low-key one of the worst announcers out there. Brings absolutely nothing to the table as the supposed “player insight” guy.
 

Marciano490

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NHL and NFL should both have much stronger punishment if you concuss a player on what’s already a penalty.
 

The Napkin

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Would someone please remind the first line that they’re good at hockey? It’s almost to the point that I’m relieved when they change off.
 

j44thor

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Just an average showing by the "top" line and STL is being run out of the building these two games. Bruce called them out in the game 1 presser, not sure how he gets them going.
 

durandal1707

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I'm not too concerned aside from Grz. Bruins need to be smarter and stop beating themselves again. They're the better team.
 

j44thor

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Would someone please remind the first line that they’re good at hockey? It’s almost to the point that I’m relieved when they change off.
It's to the point that I'm concerned about them defensively never mind not generating offense. PP has really masked how awful they have been 5v5 all playoffs. Backes has more ES pts than Bergeron.
 

Myt1

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“Gryzleck was injured that period.”

“Well, that’s what the Blues can do to you . . .”

Hit you in the head? No shit. We saw the last series.
 

Jordu

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I just remembered reading this a few days ago.

But what about putting a forward on defense? Bruce Cassidy’s thought about it, and not just as an injury contingency.

During media availability Saturday, the Bruins head coach revealed that he actually had considered it, and used Joakim Nordstrom as an example. After discussing Brent Burns’ transition from winger to defenseman, Cassidy used the Nordstrom example.

“Let’s say Nordstrom, who can get back on pucks, he’s got courage, he can skate, but he’s not filling the net at the other end,” Cassidy said, via team-provided audio. “Could you throw him on defense sometimes if you’re having trouble breaking out because he can get back there? I did a little bit of that in the minors when no one’s watching, but now it’s a little tougher.”

Problem is that Nordstrom is filling the net at the other end.

https://nesn.com/2019/05/bruins-bruce-cassidy-reveals-an-interesting-lineup-move-hes-thought-about/
 

Jed Zeppelin

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It's to the point that I'm concerned about them defensively never mind not generating offense. PP has really masked how awful they have been 5v5 all playoffs. Backes has more ES pts than Bergeron.
It would be one thing to simply not produce, but Marchand and Pasta right now are prone to give up odd man rushes every time the puck is on their stick and they decide to telegraph a pass or do too much with it on their own.
 

Marciano490

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“Gryzleck was injured that period.”

“Well, that’s what the Blues can do to you . . .”

Hit you in the head? No shit. We saw the last series.
I don’t get how you can concuss a player on a dirty hit and be allowed back on the ice while The injured player is in the locker room.