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12-21-2012, 12:47 PM
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Location: Canberra, Australia
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They had the skills to get the extra goals, the extra goals just weren't at the right times. They tended to win big and lose small. Montreal's distribution of goals was badly configured to translate into wins and that is a luck thing.
Always be skeptical when people attribute the results of 82 data points to "luck". I admit I didn't do any detailed modelling, but for me, luck is the difference between 15th place and 12th place, and not the difference between 15th place and 8th place.
It could also be that when we were down 2-1 we lacked the offensive talent to score against teams holding their lead and playing defensively, but that when we were up 2-1 we could make it 3-1 against teams playing offensively.
That imo is one of the core weaknesses of this team: the lack of offensive talent. We don't have a top-10 center, we don't have a top-10 winger, and we don't have a top-10 defensive point shooter for the PP in the mould of Sourray / Streit / Schneider / Bergeron / Wisniewski. Aside from all our weaknesses, we can't score goals. We lost Mike Cammalleri last year. We could have signed Semin in the offseason, which would have fixed that problem, but Bergevin didn't want to, which inclines me to think of two possibilities.
Alex Galchenyuk will eventually fix that problem, just not this year. As such, in the remote chance there's a season, we're likely to draft another Galchenyuk-class type player, which is for the best.
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