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02-18-2013, 04:23 AM
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Right now it's looking like the Blues have the most depth/balance among forwards. But let's wait and see a few more games. I'll feel better saying yes if the scoring stays high while the defense clamps down. If points are up but we keep allowing over 3 goals a game it just won't be as impressive.
It'll suggest the forwards are cheating from their defensive responsibilities to get more numbers
, and that's not all that impressive IMO. But if they clamp down and start getting back to 0, 1, 2 goals allowed in most games while continuing to score themselves, then I'll feel like the answer is yes.
This is what got us the 5 losses at home, and the difference between this and last season's defensive play and win/loss record. The Blues can, possibly score between 2.8 and 2.9 goals per game, and still win games at a pace close to last year's. But, if they continue trying to score 3.5, they'll continue to lose a lot of games they should otherwise win.
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