dmiles2186 wrote:I figured I'd come in here to knee jerking galore. First game back, it's a bummer we lost to a team that hadn't won in 7 games, but time to move on. Big game against Anaheim tomorrow night.
As for the goal scoring thing, the Blues are, I believe, in the top 5 in goals for. They've got scoring, I don't know why people say they don't. We have 6-7 guys that have a double digit goal total if I'm not mistaken.
(Edit: Just checked, we have 7 with at least 10 goals, Roy is knocking on the door at 9).
To continue on that point, the Blues have 196 goals for, the league average is 162. Keep in mind that the Blues have played a couple games less than most teams. Plus, this was the first time the Blues were shutout this season, if I'm not mistaken. The Blues don't need a top level scorer because they have guys all over that can score. Not saying I wouldn't take someone that can score, those are always needed. But to act like the Blues can't score goals isn't accurate in my mind.
(Viper, this wasn't directly towards you, I've seen others mention it here and there this season)
Blues are #2 in goals per game, behind Blackhawks and ahead of Ducks and Penguins (anyone else feels like they are in a hatchery?), so scoring is definitely not a problem so long as they don't go on 8-0 binges followed by goal droughts (which they don't). Blackhawks were shut out once this season, both Ducks and Penguins more than once. These nights will happen to anyone. And it's not like Canucks played so well. Blues just couldn't hit the net to save their lives. Let's see what happens in Anaheim, the panic button is not going anywhere anyway, so I'll wait to hit it.
Interestingly (or not), Chicago's only shut-out came right before the Olympic break, and the Blues got shut out right after. Both were to bad teams (Hawks lost to Coyotes).