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07-26-2012, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Nordique View Post
Amusing segment on the FAN, driving home yesterday. Torg the defeatist declares this roster doesn't have a 30 goal scorer, in fact he says there may not be a 20 scorer here .
This is the same guy who thought that the North Stars were competitive because they had Basil McRae and Shane Churla. I'm not normally the type who would take one idiotic statement and thus regard them as "not credible" in my own mind, but two things make this one different:
1) It's idiotic, and
2) It's one of the smartest things he's ever said about hockey, which really says something

Whether there are 30-goal scorers on the roster or not is really irrelevant to success. Back in the 1970s, everyone knew that you had to have big-scoring players on the first line or you weren't going to win, let alone contend. In 1977-78, Boston had one player hit 30 goals, but ten more hit 20. They went 51-18-11, and lost in the Cup Final to Montreal (in the middle of their second great dynasty). Terry O'Reilly was actually their leading scorer.

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