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03-07-2008, 07:46 AM
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Habs are now the highest scoring team in league

This may be brief, but after the Ottawa shutout, Montreal becomes first in goals-for-per-game.

MTL: 213 goals in 68 games = 3.132
OTT: 216 goals in 69 games = 3.130

Ladies and gentlemen, it is March, and your Montreal Canadiens are the highest-scoring team in the league.

The supposedly defensively-minded, Carbonneau-coached, four fourth-lines, popgun-offense Canadiens score more goals per game than anyone in the NHL, including Ottawa and Detroit.

Who would have thought?

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Gainey
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But until we've scored the most goals, I don't consider us the highest scoring

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03-07-2008, 07:59 AM
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Great stats. Our offense has been deceptively effective since the start of the season only recently have teams been acknowledging it. I think what impresses me the most about this team is their ability to break through the trap or heavy fore-checking and actually create scoring chances due to skilled passing, great speed and most importantly, their explosive transition. They're gonna reak havoc come playoff time. I'd still like to tighten up on the D but that will most probably affect our scoring. Can't always have the good without the bad. So long as we keep getting solid goaltending from Price, we should get past the 2nd round.

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NHL.com has the Canadiens at 217 and the Senators at 219

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NHL.com has the Canadiens at 217 and the Senators at 219
http://www.nhl.com/nhlstats/app?form...it_0=Get+Stats

I think that 217-219 figures includes shootout goals. Not that it matters, as it only makes Montreal's lead bigger.

Tuggy: if you discount empty-net goals, Montreal has as many "real" goals as Ottawa, in one fewer game.

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NHL.com has the Canadiens at 217 and the Senators at 219
andf they played one more game than we did

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http://www.nhl.com/nhlstats/app?form...it_0=Get+Stats

I think that 217-219 figures includes shootout goals. Not that it matters, as it only makes Montreal's lead bigger.

Tuggy: if you discount empty-net goals, Montreal has as many "real" goals as Ottawa, in one fewer game.
What happens if you exclude PP goals?

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the habs have done it with 2 scoring lines.

But since grabovski got called up, dare I say that we now have 3 good offensive lines? Ryder and Streit seem to work well with him. Assuming that grabo is a full time player ( I know he sat versus phx), I think the habs can take their level of offensive punch from good to scary.

You could see that montreal only had 2 threatning lines without grabo last night. Ryder looked terrible and streit was a non factor 5 on 5 without grabo.

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What happens if you exclude PP goals?
That's kind of like saying the Devils would suck without Martin Brodeur. While true, it's not particularly meaningful.

But if you're interested, Montreal has 133 such goals, and is middle-of-the-pack (15th position).

http://www.nhl.com/nhlstats/app?fetc...=plusMinusTeam

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That's kind of like saying the Devils would suck without Martin Brodeur. While true, it's not particularly meaningful.

But if you're interested, Montreal has 133 such goals, and is middle-of-the-pack (15th position).

http://www.nhl.com/nhlstats/app?fetc...=plusMinusTeam
And that's not too bad considering how good our PP is.

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Darn defensive minded coaches and Gm...right?

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Gainey
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But until we've scored the most goals, I don't consider us the highest scoring
Same here we are not first.

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At Even Strength;

We are -2. We've got 122 GF compared to 124 GA.

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This may be brief, but after the Ottawa shutout, Montreal becomes first in goals-for-per-game.

MTL: 213 goals in 68 games = 3.132
OTT: 216 goals in 69 games = 3.130

Ladies and gentlemen, it is March, and your Montreal Canadiens are the highest-scoring team in the league.

The supposedly defensively-minded, Carbonneau-coached, four fourth-lines, popgun-offense Canadiens score more goals per game than anyone in the NHL, including Ottawa and Detroit.

Who would have thought?
Clearly according to many here, our #1 need is for an "impact offensive forward" since the ruffians we have can't make any kind of impact in this league on their own.




BTW, we are something like 17th on defence. I submit that our real need is for a true, IMPACT defensive centreman - a guy whose IMPACT will be to reduce our goals against by 20 or more per year, and at the same time provide no less offence than Lapierre, Smolinski or Begin.

Does anyone think such an animal exists?

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When is the last time we had 7 players in the top 100 scorers in the NHL? Incredible depth on this team.

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I think a huge huge reason for this is the clicking of Pleks/Kovalev and Kost coming out of his shell.

The 2nd line has been nothing special. The addition of SKost and the emergence of Streit also helped a lot.

Aside from stating the obvious... I really love how this team plays and I hope they keep the puck possession style going in the future as well. It'd be awesome to finally have a run and gun type team after 15 yrs of AHL/washed up talents and trap systems.

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BTW, we are something like 17th on defence. I submit that our real need is for a true, IMPACT defensive centreman - a guy whose IMPACT will be to reduce our goals against by 20 or more per year, and at the same time provide no less offence than Lapierre, Smolinski or Begin.

Does anyone think such an animal exists?
Next summer, I'd love to have an impact defensive RW from the UFA market. He would play with Chipchura in our third line. But I don't know if that kind of a player exists either. Chipchura hopefully is our next great two-way center.

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Next summer, I'd love to have an impact defensive RW from the UFA market. He would play with Chipchura in our third line. But I don't know if that kind of a player exists either. Chipchura hopefully is our next great two-way center.
Really? I'm hoping they re-sign Smoke to a long-term extension to solidify our cup run in a few years. He's the missing piece imo.

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Next summer, I'd love to have an impact defensive RW from the UFA market. He would play with Chipchura in our third line. But I don't know if that kind of a player exists either. Chipchura hopefully is our next great two-way center.
Any specific players in mind?

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What happens if you exclude PP goals?
you'd have to exclude PP goals for every other team too

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At Even Strength;

We are -2. We've got 122 GF compared to 124 GA.
we have 80 PP goals so how does 217-80= 122?

Wade Belak is that you?

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we have 80 PP goals so how does 217-80= 122?
Do we have like 15 SHG or something?? Or maybe the 122-stat is only with 5 on 5, excluding the 4 on 4 goals? Dunno.

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Any specific players in mind?
Nope. As I said I don't know if such player exists (in the UFAs), so I'm not sure is that a realistic wish. But I'll try to find out.

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Nope. As I said I don't know if such player exists (in the UFAs), so I'm not sure is that a realistic wish. But I'll try to find out.
I know a guy... his name is Chris Higgins... I think he can make the job.

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