Bruins Plus/Minus: Marchand and Seguin
Wed, 27 Feb 2013|
Joe Haggerty joins SportsNet Central to discuss the positives and negatives through the Bruins season so far.
We begin a new segment we're going to be debut here plus minus it's going to Bruins insider CS NNE dot com. Joseph Hagerty and fresh off that road trip to show up special teams. Certainly some good. Certainly some -- yeah on the plus side Mike I think you gotta go -- the penalty kill obviously. Not over 94%. Success rate killing other team's power placed. -- in the NHL they've killed off 24 power plays in a row when it comes down to a couple of different things. They're great faceoff man Chris Kelly Patrice Bergeron Gregory Campbell Richey apparently even. That allows them when they win the faceoff to -- a lot fifteen or twenty seconds of the power play right off the bat. And then on top of that they've got incredible aggressiveness they have almost as many shorthanded goals. As they've allowed -- power play goals this year for didn't develop a month six weeks into the season is just crazy. On the minus side. The power play still is not getting the job done it's weird stat where they're actually the fifth ranked team in the NHL on the road -- our power play success rate goes. But it's been way too inconsistent. Moving onto a pair of young forwards and I think you're getting out reversed results from these guys yeah Brad Marchand is the plus here ten goals leads the team. Three game winning goals which leads the Bruins and ties him with some guys named Cole shot and cabaret maybe you've heard him I'm Marion post -- another name you might have heard of before. Possibly clutch. As well as productive and what he's doing is. Brad Marchand is putting is big shots around the net stepping in front is getting rebounds tipping pucks from side that was the goal that he scored the other night. And he's getting involved in the dirty areas and that's where the goals come from on the other side on the minus side. Tyler Sega is not doing that that's the reason he's not seeing production it's not easy losing battles. It's not that these guys you know. Just not getting the puck in those -- and not getting the battles begin. For a lot that's all we hear about what Claude Julien but clearly this is becoming a top heavy team yeah it is the plus side here as the top two lines and Mike's going into the season we had so many questions about. Milan Lucic because he didn't play Brad Marchand because he didn't play during the lockout you know other guys that you weren't sure Nathan Horton come back and -- But thought well it's been dominant forces for them have really helped carry them so far in the season when they're not getting as much from the third and fourth line on the minus side. Need more out of -- line right now four goals minus ten combined not enough shots on the net and really when when I watched them. We need more size and we need more strength and -- in that scene shifts and cycled the puck and not doing that right now. And I think that's why that's the area they're gonna look at a Winger on the third line on the trade them.