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12-17-2012, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
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.
I guess the Boston Bruins never won a stanley cup a couple years back because their offensive structure is nearly identical to the Blues…not 1 single Star Forward (they barely played seguin that year in the playoffs, and bergeron is more known for his 2 way play like Backes)

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