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07-19-2011, 12:56 AM
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Jacques Martin really needs to step up his offensive coaching game.

Not even a single player from the Habs (Save the recently aquired Erik Cole ) are in the top 50 for even strength goals ....


So sad.

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Lucic 25 ES goals


What ?

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Lucic 25 ES goals


What ?
5 EN goals

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The system is not what held Montreal's ES goals down.

The Habs generated enough shots and especially enough scoring chances that they really should have scored at least twenty, if not thirty, more even-strength goals than they did. Their conversion rate was low (freakishly so), which is why they managed to score less than last year despite playing much, much better at even strength.

If Montreal doesn't score it's actually not for lack of trying. It's because the average opposing goaltender stops more of their scoring chances than Carey Price.

If there is an actual underlying issue that keeps the Habs from scoring it would be a sudden drop in finishing ability from their players. Needless to say, I don't really buy that...

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I'm not too concerned. JM will have new forwards to work with this coming season as well as young players who are expected to increase their output. Besides, there should be more support from the blue line.

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The system is not what held Montreal's ES goals down.

The Habs generated enough shots and especially enough scoring chances that they really should have scored at least twenty, if not thirty, more even-strength goals than they did. Their conversion rate was low (freakishly so), which is why they managed to score less than last year despite playing much, much better at even strength.

If Montreal doesn't score it's actually not for lack of trying. It's because the average opposing goaltender stops more of their scoring chances than Carey Price. If there is an actual underlying issue that keeps the Habs from scoring it would be a sudden drop in finishing ability from their players. Needless to say, I don't really buy that...
I watched almost all the games last year and there were at least 8 games I remember where Montreal completely dominated their opponent but couldn't seem to put the puck in the net ES, they lost quite a few 1 goal games this way.

I think this year with the addition of Cole, and Markov coming back, we will see the ES production numbers increase from this team.

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