Rant | Bruins’ One Natural Goal Scorer is Benched
One Natural Goal Scorer, Please
The reason for keeping Tyler Seguin out of the lineup was his tendency to make bad judgments, due to inexperience, and turnovers. Of course that’s what everyone else on the Boston Bruins has been doing in Games 1 and 2. What would have been lost if he were to have been added to the lineup then? Nothing. What would have been gained? Maybe a goal. This quickly occurred to me after observing the team’s performance in the first period of Game 2. So it should have occurred to Julien sooner than that.
There was no good reason to keep Seguin out of the lineup. He would at least have brought speed and one natural goal scorer to this team. One natural goal scorer would have tied up the first game and very possibly provided the confidence needed to win the second.
Yes, hindsight is 20/20, but dressing Seguin in Game 2 was a real possibility after observing the team’s performance in Game 1. No, he won’t be the Bruins’ savior (this kind of talk has been flooding the media and is absurd), but at this point, the Bruins can only benefit from his presence.