Haggerty: Bruins know what they have
Wed, 6 Mar 2013|
Joe Haggerty says the sample size is large enough, and the Bruins need to make a change
After winning six of their -- the Bruins have now dropped two straight time to -- our CS NNE dot com Bruins insider Joseph Hagerty. Enjoy it let's start with the kid -- Hamilton he's shown remarkable poise and oodles of talent but I'm. I was going to be perfect in last night was proof of that. Well I just think he's not ready for prime time defensively and Mike and that's what it comes down to his. They're going to be plays during the season as a nineteen year old as a rookie in the NHL where he's gonna give up goals and he's gonna lose battles in front of the net and he's gonna make mistakes. That lead to goals and that's just. A fact and it's nothing you can do about it it's gonna bring down the rest of the defensive corps because of that they're not gonna look quite as airtight quite as strong as they have in the past. Because there's a weak link that they're bringing along it's not necessarily a bad thing you know. Because on the other side of the equation offensively he's been great twelve points three goals. On the power plays -- him 25% sec success rate over the last eleven games he's got a lot to do with that saw the point shot and scored -- goal. Against the capitals he's been doing those kind of. He's on offense as long as he can do that on offense and cancel out -- the defensive mistakes you can live with that hit for it with them because it's gonna get better -- the third line. I hate to just keep Vietnam but the way they're playing -- Did they deserve and have we seen enough of this group is it time to kind of blow this up and start start a new. Signed a big change couldn't get it more simpler look you give them time a couple months to see what they can bring to the table Chris pork with Chris Kelly and rich Everly. But the Bruins are. Headed towards the mid point in the season they've got enough. Of a cross section games here they've seen enough of a sample size to know. So what they have right now it's not good off -- -- -- players they've only combined for five calls a lot Chris Kelly for God's -- with a plus 33 last year. One of the best two way centers in the league one -- most reliable defensive players. He's a minus seven this year. Trust that they're lined out on the ice against the other team -- better lines something they always in the past we're probably not scoring. Like he should we need to make a move and make a trade or maybe even bring up Jordan Raanan C if you can make a difference. Because of the size and missed. Right around the net which is something that woefully lacking right now but eventually whether it's Jarome Iginla whether it's Ryan Smith. Whether it's not a bunch of these Brenden Morrow you've got to make a move and you've got to bring somebody in there they can get the job done Ryan close and -- all of those guys would fit the bill serious. And the time is now he's -- inside us and then he got down JoAnne.