The Canadiens struggled badly last season with their 5 on 5 play.
Early signs indicate they will continue that trend this year.
The Canadiens have scored 10 goals thus far and only 5 have been even strength goals. Ranking them 28th out the 30 teams.
Only Columbus and Chicago ranking lower.
Unless they can count on their special teams to be one of the league’s best, and get excellent goaltending all season long – the numbers suggest they’ll have a hard time making the playoffs. Again.
What can the Habs do to improve their even strength play?
Or having once again not signed or traded for a legitimate scorer or scorers, keep them in the basement of even strength scoring?
Are the Habs just not offensively gifted enough or is it more of a coaching issue?