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Lemons 07-19-2011 12:56 AM

Jacques Martin really needs to step up his offensive coaching game.
 
Not even a single player from the Habs (Save the recently aquired Erik Cole ) are in the top 50 for even strength goals ....


So sad.

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=371987

Pr3Va1L 07-19-2011 01:16 AM

Lucic 25 ES goals


What ?

llamateizer 07-19-2011 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pr3Va1L (Post 35160159)
Lucic 25 ES goals


What ?

5 EN goals :dunno:

MathMan 07-19-2011 11:13 AM

The system is not what held Montreal's ES goals down.

The Habs generated enough shots and especially enough scoring chances that they really should have scored at least twenty, if not thirty, more even-strength goals than they did. Their conversion rate was low (freakishly so), which is why they managed to score less than last year despite playing much, much better at even strength.

If Montreal doesn't score it's actually not for lack of trying. It's because the average opposing goaltender stops more of their scoring chances than Carey Price.

If there is an actual underlying issue that keeps the Habs from scoring it would be a sudden drop in finishing ability from their players. Needless to say, I don't really buy that...

Teufelsdreck 07-19-2011 11:17 AM

I'm not too concerned. JM will have new forwards to work with this coming season as well as young players who are expected to increase their output. Besides, there should be more support from the blue line.

11Goat11 07-19-2011 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MathMan (Post 35168219)
The system is not what held Montreal's ES goals down.

The Habs generated enough shots and especially enough scoring chances that they really should have scored at least twenty, if not thirty, more even-strength goals than they did. Their conversion rate was low (freakishly so), which is why they managed to score less than last year despite playing much, much better at even strength.

If Montreal doesn't score it's actually not for lack of trying. It's because the average opposing goaltender stops more of their scoring chances than Carey Price. If there is an actual underlying issue that keeps the Habs from scoring it would be a sudden drop in finishing ability from their players. Needless to say, I don't really buy that...

I watched almost all the games last year and there were at least 8 games I remember where Montreal completely dominated their opponent but couldn't seem to put the puck in the net ES, they lost quite a few 1 goal games this way.

I think this year with the addition of Cole, and Markov coming back, we will see the ES production numbers increase from this team.


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