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11-07-2013, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by whatthef View Post
The defense wasn't close to good enough last season. Don't be fooled by the injures side for swapping Streit for Gervis (yes that is an upgrade) and adding Gill it's the same defense and it looks as bad if not worse. It actually played better with the call ups last season (though I don't think they could have sustained that play over a longer period). You do have to much faith in the forwards your mentioning also. None of our forwards are natural goal scorers. Other than Vinny and Hartnell none of them have scored over 30 goals and I don't expect either of them to do that again in the NHL.
Giroux has seriously regressed without the presence of Jagr on his line.
IMHO we lack a superstar forward, a player that produces over 1 goal a game average.
Offensively, we have an over abundance of 2nd and third line players that are very streaky scorers leading to lack of firepower.
Defensively the team is much better on paper than on the ice, and is filled with overvalued average players.
In a league driven by starpower, we lack stars and talent.
We are unable to draft or trade for the starpower we need to contend for the Stanley Cup.

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