"This team just doesnt have enough offensive players"
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01-04-2009, 10:37 AM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Toms River NJ
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No. Chosen and sting36e have already pretty well stated what I would, but I'll toss in a few numbers they didnt:
It's all well and good to say Shanny had 40 goals the year before. That ignores the fact that he played on a superior Red Wings team that ended the year with 305 goals and a .756 winning percentage. Fact of the matter is that he played with better players and was able to post .49 GPG.
DESPITE that, he posted .43 goals/game with the Rangers the following year. This is not a substantial dropoff. You also don't bother to state that he had his most productive playoffs since the 01-02 Red Wings team. That playoff performance was just as much a product of Renney's system.
It's all well and good to say Drury scored 37 goals the year before he became a Ranger; it's all well and good to call him a "multiple 30-goal scorer" ... although it seems to me that with exactly TWO 30-goal seasons in eight years, your use of the "multiple" is entirely disingenuous. What you've not mentioned is that the 25 goals he posated that first year under Renney was his highest total in every other season EXCEPT his pair of 30-goal seasons. So it is, presumably, Tom Renney's "fault" that he scored more goals than he did with the Flames and Avalanche, including two years skating on Joe Sakic's left flank.
Bringing Scott Gomez into a post that begins, "Its just amazing though isnt it? Its always the players fault that this team can not
." Scott Gomez has never scored goals. Devils fans laughed at the signing for this reason, and they were right to do so. Including him in any conversation about scoring goals is ridiculous.
Looking over some stats and with pretty much the rest of the league catching up to us in games played we are 3rd overall in the league in shots on goal(4th in the league in shots per game 32.2).....Obviously i cant say how many were quality shots as opposed to perimeter ones but i do agree Renney is to blame for a little (def for sitting prucha for as long as he did) and maybe even his lack of motivation during games but his system cant be all bad when your fourth in the league in shots per game its plain and simple we have no quality goal scorers. The problem mostly fall on the players for our inabilty to score and we had plenty of chances the caps game but didnt convert.....also Prucha rules
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