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01-26-2013, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by drw View Post
Excellent post- agree 100%

And what gets me, (and the reason for my original post) is that some fans won't even wait until we start struggling to start griping. We had 104 pts and made final 8 last year and have 4 pts in 4 games this year. Not exactly a crumbling franchise

Those 4 points are really misleading.

1 point against the Jackets. Well were rusty Jackets got lucky, boy the Jackets are improved.

1. Point against Blues One could feel good about that one.

2. points agains Wild Every Squrrill finds a nut one in a while Erat found it that night. Short a backstrom brainfart were get 1 point again.

0 points in St Loius shut out, outplayed in every aspect of the game 13 shots on goal

Now is it the end of the world no But The morning of Feb 3 it will be known. I am not even sure the points make a difference even then. Somehow this team needs to become competitive offensivly. If you have to step to the point of praising Wilson and Spaling for being the best offensive players we have had so far there a big problem. And to pretend the team will thrive without major contributions from SK, DL, ME, PH, night in and night out is just impossible to concieve. Right now there is not one credible NHL line on this team. Potential yeah there is but be it chemistry, rust, the stars not aligned or Gnash having puppies its not happening right now. Two schools of though play thru it or jumble lines. Hard to play thru it and jumble lines and mess with any chemistry that has developed in a short season. Who knows right now its a hot mess.

The major thing I will look for tonight is shots on goal I expect 10 per period 30 for the game minimum. I am sure this has been addressed in pratice and in team meetings. This my not assure goals and wins but this Offense can not produce wins night in and night out averaging less than 20 shots per game not many can. 4 games not a season but enough to get people concerned.

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