Sooooo...basically because you were proven wrong about something and now don't want to admit it (your implication that Marty was constantly playing on bad offensive teams), you're lumping middle-of-the-pack offensive teams in with poor ones to try to make your (faulty) point and making sh!t up.
The teams that you can rightly list as poor offensively during Brodeur's prime (I think it fully ended with the conclusion of the 2012 playoffs):
'95-'96, '01-'02, '05-'06, '06-'07, '07-'08, '09-'10, '10-'11.
The rest were middle-of-the-pack or higher. So 11 out of 18 teams were at least average offensively, and 6 out of those 18 teams were ranked 20th or worse...which I hate to break it to you, is NOT "more often than not". Don't make things up, especially when the numbers are right there that shows that's exactly what you're doing.
Wow, arrogant much? Can you have a discussion without insinuating that I'm wrong or making sh!t up? How was I "proven wrong", and what am I "making up"? You're right, the numbers are right in front of you and, unlike you, I actually gave an explanation, using said numbers, for what I considered to be poor offensive seasons. It's not even hard to see, it is so glaringly obvious. Forget about being in the top 1/3 of the league as I mentioned before (which is what I would consider "good", or better yet, "not poor"), looking back on the numbers it's actually even much sadder than that --pretty much the last time we were even in the TOP FIFTY fvckING PERCENT of the league in total goal production was our 2nd Cup in the year 2000! (Ok, so in 2002-2003 we were barely in the top half of the league, at 14th, whoop-dee-fvcking-doo.) Fifteen damn years have gone by, a decade and a half. In many cases that could be a player's (or in this case goalie's) whole career.
Even if you didn't want to use numbers, there's a reason why other teams and fans hate us, and say we play "boring " hockey. Even after the 2nd lockout in 05 and some of the new rules, we did, and even partly still do, employ the trap as our underlying strategy. Sure it leads to a nice turnover-induced goal here and there, but that in and of itself, again stats aside, is evidence of an offensively-handicapped team too. And it's been that way for a long, long time.
Anyway, agree to disagree -- part of me hopes this team stays the same next year so that we can see what Cory does with it playing behind them for 60+ games, but of course the true fan in me hopes it drastically changes so that we have a better chance of making the playoffs. We'll see.
Edited by NJDfan1711, 09 April 2014 - 08:26 AM.