Was at the game.
It wasnt Juice's best effort...for every brain cramp, he matched it with some sound play.
And honestly...anyone since last night criticizing him, i will refuse to quote you all, have no goddamned idea what you are talking about.
Its seeing games live that sometimes makes threads like this so useless, unless you actually have a full idea what you are talking about.
There were 2 specific Bieksa 'things', i had a problem with....missing the check on Stammer.....but the thing was Hammer or whoever it was as the last forward back, absolutely missed their assignment. There is no way a trailer should have been allowed a look.
The other play was just funny to me....it was a goofy pass to Hammer that ended up in his skates.
Other than that he was alright....at least Hammer was a bit better last night than the game before.
Me likee that AA guy.
Agree with you completely. Yes Bieksa should have cut Stamkos off more effectively but plenty of other issues on that play. Last time I looked 5 guys are responsible for the D-Zone coverage. Thought it was more a shifty play from Stamkos than Bieksa's fault. The other play people are referring to is Bieksa putting the puck in Hammer's skates. Actually Hammer's fault as he skates into the passing lane as Bieksa tries a stretch pass.
It wasn't Bieksa's best effort on the night but most of the people on here like CanuckLion and wallstreetamigo don't really know what they are talking about. Like sharing all the chat from the locker room with their buddies on their Div 13 hockey team. Me, I'll stick with the opinions of the expert coaching staff and the teammates that feel he is a valuable member of this team.
Last night's loss was the result of a lot of sloppy listless play for the first two periods. Our two superstar twins and Burrows were horrid in our end last night. Don't see all these "CDC experts" throwing them under the bus.