Using last year's GF/G, we'd have 3 more goals right now.
For whatever reason, this team has never been able to score.
These kids have never had anyone teach them how to score in the nhl.
When you join the team in your rookie season and are the leading scorers, and by far the best players on the team, its hard to think you need to change something about your game. Now that they've been adjusted to, and are getting shut down hard every game, the junior dekes are rarely working, and they don't know what else to do.
I don't doubt their heart of drive, but a veteran like jagr would have worked wonders for this teams young stars. The game isn't just about making beautiful plays until someone is wide open for an easy tap in, its about driving the middle, mucking it up, taking shots instead of going for the impossible pass...
How are you supposed to improve as a player, when the only people as good as you on the team, play the exact same way.