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  • cedric19

    Is he a bust or was he just really really nervous?

    3 of the most awful goals given up I’ve ever seen in one game

    Well the first one was questionable, the last 2 were a joke

  • dstars5

    • Blogger of the Month

    Do you mean long term bust or short term?

  • acesedy

    He’s a highly regarded prospect who was maybe thrown into a very challenging game when he wasn’t ready. The Bruins have to be careful with him but I think he’ll be fine. There’s a lot of good nhl goalies that can be made to look a fool in that building. Feel bad for the kid.

  • tprokopenko

    Maybe if the idiot Bruins had started him against the Oilers, instead of the Blues where he was doomed to fail, he would have started off better.

  • Bobbyboom

    true ^ good call- its like your first start is in game 7 of the finals – well not really but with that firepower – homeboy didn’t stand a chance

  • EasyRawlins

    They had no business throwing him in there vs. St. Louis in St. Louis. Oilers, Sabres, someone easier maybe?

  • homercles

    • 2017 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    How about the recent examples of Domingue in Mtl or Hammond also against Mtl? Those both looked like terrible decisions at the time. Bruins have been lacking punch and needed something to kick start them. Kinda like the balls of the move even though it didn’t work out.

  • cedric19

    I understand what some are saying, and yes the Blues are much different than the Oilers. It’s not like he was under attack from a relentless offense though. He faced 3 shots the whole first period, and 6 shots overall. Sure he’s on hostile ice and it’s his debut, but how can an NHL caliber goalie let that happen 3 times? Those goals weren’t redirects or tips ins, and unless I’m mistaken he had a clear view of them.

    It’s like a rookie shortstop letting 3 routine ground balls go through his legs in his 1st game. It’s more than nerves or familiarity with the field, there is a problem with his mental game. When you do that miserably in the biggest game of your life it’s a really bad indication. And yes I faded STL so lost my ass

  • cedric19

    My bad one of them was a deflection

  • leafs93

    BOYS anyone else realize that with a florida win vs. ottawa tonight they move past boston into the 2nd wild card spot, jesus the bruins and kings have been disapointments

  • kyleb728

    @leafs93 said...

    BOYS anyone else realize that with a florida win vs. ottawa tonight they move past boston into the 2nd wild card spot, jesus the bruins and kings have been disapointments

    I would thoroughly enjoy this

  • Birnbach

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    @cedric19 said...

    I understand what some are saying, and yes the Blues are much different than the Oilers. It’s not like he was under attack from a relentless offense though. He faced 3 shots the whole first period, and 6 shots overall. Sure he’s on hostile ice and it’s his debut, but how can an NHL caliber goalie let that happen 3 times? Those goals weren’t redirects or tips ins, and unless I’m mistaken he had a clear view of them.

    It’s like a rookie shortstop letting 3 routine ground balls go through his legs in his 1st game. It’s more than nerves or familiarity with the field, there is a problem with his mental game. When you do that miserably in the biggest game of your life it’s a really bad indication. And yes I faded STL so lost my ass

    Not always…

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?id=260403118

    (Hanley’s first start back in 2006)

    ;-)

  • infy72

    @cedric19 said...

    I understand what some are saying, and yes the Blues are much different than the Oilers. It’s not like he was under attack from a relentless offense though. He faced 3 shots the whole first period, and 6 shots overall. Sure he’s on hostile ice and it’s his debut, but how can an NHL caliber goalie let that happen 3 times? Those goals weren’t redirects or tips ins, and unless I’m mistaken he had a clear view of them.

    He’s still a kid. He’s AHL caliber right now, not NHL calibre. Throw a kid out against a really good team like the Blues and there are gonna be jitters, and he had ‘em big time. Rumour is the B’s planned to showcase him as trade bait, which makes the start in St Louis all the more baffling. It’s a bush league move to throw him to the wolves like that. It’s like they figured everyone guessed right that he’d go against Edmonton, so they said “Eff you guys, we’ll start him in St Louis!”.

  • dstars5

    • Blogger of the Month

    @infy72 said...

    He’s still a kid. He’s AHL caliber right now, not NHL calibre. Throw a kid out against a really good team like the Blues and there are gonna be jitters, and he had ‘em big time. Rumour is the B’s planned to showcase him as trade bait, which makes the start in St Louis all the more baffling. It’s a bush league move to throw him to the wolves like that. It’s like they figured everyone guessed right that he’d go against Edmonton, so they said “Eff you guys, we’ll start him in St Louis!”.

    In fairnes, if they want to boost his trade value, St. Louis is a better team to do it against than Edmonton. What GM is going to say “Oh, this guy did well against the Oilers? We’ll take him now!”?

  • gjtgjtgjt

    @cedric19 said...

    Is he a bust or was he just really really nervous?

    3 of the most awful goals given up I’ve ever seen in one game

    Well the first one was questionable, the last 2 were a joke

    I hate this new world. Instant analysis based on 2 periods is just stupid. Look at Hammond, he came in and gave up 2 pretty bad goals on 5 shots and then his first start, looked really good stopping 42 of 44 shots. Dude’s have bad games.He may turn out good, he may turn out bad, but there is nothing to be learned from one start.

  • IBYCFOTA

    @dstars5 said...

    In fairnes, if they want to boost his trade value, St. Louis is a better team to do it against than Edmonton. What GM is going to say “Oh, this guy did well against the Oilers? We’ll take him now!”?

    He’s a pretty highly regarded prospect that doesn’t need much of a boost to his trade value. OTOH, a bad performance after being thrown to the wolves could raise a lot of questions about his mental makeup.

    The right play was to ease him into the league against a weaker team, allowing him to get a taste of the next level all the while boosting his confidence with a win. Really stupid decision by Julien.

  • cedric19

    @gjtgjtgjt said...

    I hate this new world. Instant analysis based on 2 periods is just stupid. Look at Hammond, he came in and gave up 2 pretty bad goals on 5 shots and then his first start, looked really good stopping 42 of 44 shots. Dude’s have bad games.He may turn out good, he may turn out bad, but there is nothing to be learned from one start.

    Damn dude, disagree with me but why drop a bomb over it?

    Let’s look at the NFL for a second, the biggest sport in North America. Draft picks make or lose multi millions of dollars on wonderlic test results or a good sprint time. That’s pretty instant analysis, and all those scouts and coaches don’t get paid to make stupid decisions on players.

    Also, I realize the first game is not necessarily an indicator, that’s why my thread title was a question and not a statement that he was a bust. You have to ask the question though, if he is this poor in the biggest game of his life, how will he do in his first conference game, his first playoff game, his first stanley cup game, and his first game 7?

  • EasyRawlins

    @cedric19 said...

    Damn dude, disagree with me but why drop a bomb over it?

    Let’s look at the NFL for a second, the biggest sport in North America. Draft picks make or lose multi millions of dollars on wonderlic test results or a good sprint time. That’s pretty instant analysis, and all those scouts and coaches don’t get paid to make stupid decisions on players.

    Also, I realize the first game is not necessarily an indicator, that’s why my thread title was a question and not a statement that he was a bust. You have to ask the question though, if he is this poor in the biggest game of his life, how will he do in his first conference game, his first playoff game, his first stanley cup game, and his first game 7?

    The Rangers eased Skapski in against Buffalo. Perfect situation and outcome for him. I think your last question is the wrong question. Subban isn’t old enough to answer those questions yet. He’s 20.

  • dstars5

    • Blogger of the Month

    @IBYCFOTA said...

    He’s a pretty highly regarded prospect that doesn’t need much of a boost to his trade value. OTOH, a bad performance after being thrown to the wolves could raise a lot of questions about his mental makeup.

    The right play was to ease him into the league against a weaker team, allowing him to get a taste of the next level all the while boosting his confidence with a win. Really stupid decision by Julien.

    Oh no, I totally agree with you here. I was just arguing the point that if you had to showcase him in a single game to increase his value, St. Louis would be the better team to do it against. Of course, starting him against one of the top teams in the league, especially when the Bruins’ defense is what it has been in years past, carries a ton of risk for a situation like that. I’m sure he’ll be fine though. Not like Boston absolutely needs him, so he’ll have a good long chance to build up some confidence again in the AHL. Hopefully he gets an easier matchup next time out.

    Also, for a community that regards sample size so highly when speaking about DFS, we sure are quick to jump on a 20 year old rookie who’s played less than a game and question his career potential.

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