Dupont: B's young 'D' wasn't ready

Dupont: B's young 'D' wasn't ready
May 16, 2014, 9:00 pm
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The Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont on the Bruins playoff exit.

On Arbella Early Editon, Hockey Hall of Famer Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, with Gary Tanguay and WEEI's Kirk Minihane, look at the aftermath of the Bruins' second-round playoff exit at the hands of the Canadiens.

"They should have made a deal [at the deadline] but I don't remember Ray Bourque or Paul Coffey, the 25-year-old version anyway, being available," Tanguay said.

Said Dupont: "They went out and got [defenseman Andrej] Meszaros and he didn't fit. They tried. We said we would find out about the young defenseman and we found out. They're not ready."

Still, it wasn't just the defense.

"They didn't get enough out of their forwards and they didn't get enough, quite frankly, out of [coach Claude] Julien, either," Dupont said. "In those last two games, when it was going stale, he didn't try anything different."