I grew up a Boston Bruins fan. That looks pretty good. But what if Bergevin doesn’t do either of those things? Well, from here it looks as though while a Duchene deal would be nice, what the Canadiens really need is secondary scoring and they need it desperately. With the exception of Pacioretty and Radulov, the Canadiens have received virtually nothing from their forward corps because of either poor play or injury. The numbers are, fact, dismal. Gallagher is back the lineup, which is a good thing, but he had only six goals 39 prior to Cheap UK Basketball Jerseys returning against Boston.
Tomas Plekanec has one goal his last 15. Shaw was acquired from Chicago to bring over a winning culture, but order to win you need more than one goal 19 – and a penchant for taking bad penalties at inopportune times. Artturi Lehkonen has one goal his past 16, Paul two his past 20. Torrey Mitchell had five goals his first 10 and while nobody expected him to continue at that pace, he has two 48 since then – both the same game – and zero his past 31. The Canadiens’ bottom nine forwards have contributed almost nothing to the cause.
Which makes one think that perhaps what Bergevin needs to improve this team is not another blockbuster trade, but a series of smaller deals that give the Canadiens some scoring depth. Getting a motivated Vanek back wouldn’t be the worst idea the world.
Of course, they’ve lost in all four. Akron Cheap Soccer Jerseys and Buffalo have combined for two appearances and two titles. WMU broke through last year. Miami, Bowling Green, and Toledo have each won a pair, and NIU and CMU have three each.
Ohio’s job in the MAC has been to play the role of “gritty big-game opponent that Team A finally overcomes in the fourth quarter.” The Bobcats do it in MAC title games, and they do it in bowls — they gave 10-win Troy fits before falling by five in 2016, did the same to 11-win Appalachian State in 2015, and led a 10-win ECU in the fourth quarter in 2013 before losing by 17.