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12-17-2012, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by OCTA8ON View Post
You say Kreider…I say Tarasenko.

The Blues have yet to put their future star forward (Tarasenko) on the ice, and he should be a significant boost to their offense.

Whoever says the Blues don't have offense needs to realize that teams that don't have offensive super stars can still have offense by DIVERSIFYING their forwards. Instead of having 3 Players who can put up 80 points, the Blues management has explicitly stated that they prefer 6-7 guys who can put up in between 50-70 points.
Depth scoring can get you to the playoffs.

Once you're there and things tighten up you need big scorers that are gonna step up, or you're gonna have a hard time getting where you need to go.

Just ask the Rangers. They put up very good offensive numbers in the regular season--at least at even strength anyway. Once they got to the playoffs they were dismal offensively because there wasn't enough star power. Gaborik had one arm and Richards was PPG. That's pretty much it.

Now the Kings really only had one guy doing it too, Kopitar. But they had Dustin Brown step up and become that guy in the playoffs. Now I'm not saying there isn't a guy on the Blues who will step up, but you're not gonna get away with spreading the wealth for about the neighborhood of 23-27 playoff games.

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