The key stat is usually PDO.
When a team's save % + shooting % exceeds 1.000, it's usually one of two things.
1- You're playing better than what your game shows (almost always the case due to elite goaltending)
2- You're an elite team.
When the Halak-led Habs beat the Capitals in that legendary playoff run, the Habs PDO was through the fucking roof. But nobody in their right mind thought the Habs were that good.
loserI strongly suggest you dig up the old threads from when Price was signed.
I was the only one - the only one - who didn't want him re-signed. I wanted him traded because I foresaw this current situation years ago.
There wasn't elite talent in the pipeline 5 years ago, there isn't elite talent in the pipeline now. The best prospect we've had in years came from a trade.