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03-10-2013, 12:32 PM
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Garbage Goal
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Originally Posted by YuioIklo View Post
This team is really good on paper, indeed. They were good last year, too. Who did we lose? JVR? Injured half of the year, played very well without him. Jagr? He was also often injured/played hurt. Very good player, but his age was definitely catching him up at the end. Our team success didn't depend on him. Matt Carle? Does Carle really changes a team that much? No. Plus, we added L. Schenn who plays well, Schenn, Voracek and Simmonds have considerably improved, etc. There's no way we're not a playoff caliber team. It's just a matter of circumstances, it's a weird season for us. This team will be good next year.
You're making excuses. Losing any of those three on their own wouldn't have been bad but all three together probably accounts to well over 100 points of offense lost. You can't just lose that much and replace it with L. Schenn. Not when our farm system is barren aside from Laughton.

Can't believe you compared Carle to Schenn. The former is more established and they play completely different styles. Voracek has broken out but Giroux isn't playing on the elite level he was last season (or at least didn't start off that way) and Couturiers offensive game hasn't developed.

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