FA Signings, Trade Rumors and Proposals Thread VIII: "The makeup has to be jigged"
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10-24-2013, 09:08 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Yea thats right...
You can have all the offense in the world but defence is what wins you games.
Except that's not what people talk about when they talk about balance. It's shorthand for size and grit hereabouts, which is not necessarily the same thing as defensive ability.
As you brought up int this thread I said I dont care if we have 3-4-5 thirty goal scorers if we dont win games. Last year we had 4 guys on pace for 25+ goals and were 10 points out of the playoffs.
Goals correlate strongly with wins. It's pretty simple. A team with 3-4-5 30 goal scorers would have to be pretty amazingly porous to not make the playoffs.
BTW, the Oilers were pretty pedestrian offensively last year, barely middle of the pack in GF IIRC.
Mean while a team like the blues with two guys on pace for 25+ goals finishes 4th in the division. Guys who can prevent goals are just as important as guys scoring them and once we as fans figure that out we'll be a lot better off.
You know a good way to prevent goals? By having guys who can carry the play offensively.
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