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09-01-2011, 07:32 PM
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Talks to Goalposts
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Originally Posted by Bill McNeal View Post
Agreed. Which is funny considering all the talk of the Habs being too small and soft to endure the rigours of a long season.

What does concern me is that the Habs were extremely healthy up front last season and still struggled to produce offensively. Even if those players that had down seasons last year bounce back, we shouldn't count on our offense being that healthy again.

Or maybe our forwards are just really resilient.
They're way deeper on forward than they were at the start of last season when they only had 5 top six caliber forwards so that should help. Going by pure average luck the regression to the mean from poor shooting performances should be a way bigger plus than the negative of more injuries. The second line was an absolute black hole for missed scoring chances all year with the situation only slightly righted by the Pacioretty-Gomez-Gionta line's success. Even they scored more by shear volume of chances generated than from the favour of the hockey gods.

The shear volume of blown chances that occurred when Gomez was on the ice was so epic it was almost biblical.

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