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06-14-2011, 01:09 PM
Talks to Goalposts
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
The Thrashers, Islanders, Hurricanes, Sabres, Rangers and Leafs all had as good or better offense than we did. You sure you want to use them as examples? We came in 23rd in the league in goals for. We came in 26th in the league in 5 on 5 scoring. That is not a cup calibre team, sorry.
As I've said elsewhere, who cares how much they score so long as its more than the other guy. Of the teams you mentioned, only Buffalo and NYR had a better 5 on 5 ratio. The Habs had much better special teams though.

Leafs, Islanders, Hurricanes and Thrashers lose because they are defensively inept, not because they lack scoring. The game isn't who scores the most is the best. The game is who scores more than the guys they are facing.

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