: Post Game Talk:
Were the Habs even at the Heritage Classic today?
View Single Post
02-20-2011, 09:18 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Renfrew, ON.
Originally Posted by
While I do agree some people overreact, Houston we Do have a problem generating offense. Look our second leading point getter is James Wizniewski, here are the streaks some of our forwards are on:
AK - 0 goals, 2 assist in 13 games
Gomez - 1 goal, 2 assist in 10 games
Halpern - 2 goals, 0 assist in 12 games
Moen - 0 goals, 3 assist in 30 games
Eller - 0 goals, 2 assist in 13 games
Gionta - 1 assist in 32 games (at least he is scoring some though)
Pouliot - 4 goals, 0 assist in 14 games
That is a LOT of forwards struggling at the same time my man. I am not sure if it is the system, or the coaching not motivating the players or what. But there is a problem that goes beyond a bad patch IMO.
Halpern is a bottom 6 forward getting limited ice time. Eller is forced to play with limited ice time.
Moen, Kostitsyn and Eller (mostly the first two) play the most with Gomez.
4 goals in 14 games still equates to around 24 goals in a season.
Halpern is the average of 14 goals in a season. 24 and 14 for players with no powerplay time playing with less skilled players is still good.
Moen isn't a top 6 forward and I guarantee you, if you asked him off record, he'd be happy with the ice time, but knows he shouldn't be there.
The players who are lacking is a combination of coaching and who they play with.
Eller plays bad, he gets benched.
Gomez plays bad, he still gets pp time ?
To make matters worse for Gomez, he plays with no hands Moen and streaky Andrei Kostitsyn, who's not on a streak. He picks the worst times to shoot and his shot isn't very good to begin with.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by Analyzer