Well, from listening to Babs all year long it sound like the plan (or perhaps understanding) was they never going to score alot of goals in the first place. The plan was to rely on shutdown defense and great goaltending. Neither of those two things happened on a consistent basis this year.
Its a balance thing. You can build a great offense (sacrificing defense/goaltending), or build great defense/goaltending (sacrificing your own scoring). You have to find a balance in between. In the salary cap era it's pretty difficult, though not impossible, to do both (although its easy to do neither as Ken Holland has showed us!)
We didn't have a great offense the past few seasons, which would be acceptable if we had a great defense (including a great goalie). We don't.
We haven't had a great defense (or a great goalie) lately either, which would be fine if we scored alot of goals. We don't.
One of these areas has to be improved (I don't really even have a preference), because being average at both isn't working out now and its not going to work out in the future.
Edited by roboturner, 27 April 2014 - 11:44 AM.
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