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01-03-2013, 12:12 PM
Marc the Habs Fan
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
5 on 5 scoring was fine last year
18th in the league in 5 on 5 goals for. I wouldn't call that 'fine'. And nothing has been done to address it, in fact it's actually downgraded compared to what it was most of last year (half season of Cammy, 3/4 of a season from for a full season and maybe an 18 year old Galchenyuk, you can't expect miracles from him to start)

The PP should be better, but they've also been calling fewer and fewer penalties in recent seasons, so relying on that is not going to get you far.

Gionta went from 29 goals to 8, mostly because he was hurt.
The DD line and Plekanec were essentially fully healthy though. Hard to imagine those 4 and Gionta will stay fully healthy through a potentially crazy 48 game schedule. 1 fairly long-term injury to those 5 forwards could very well happen, which will put us in a similar spot.

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