For most of the season the Los Angeles Kings have been the lowest scoring team in the league. Likely that is what motivated them to trade for Jeff Carter. Recently they have lost their position as the lowest scoring team in the league. The Minnesota Wild has even fewer goals per game. LA has 2.12 goals per game (that is a reduction in their scoring rate since I first wrote about them in December). Minnesota has 2.08 goals per game.
Minnesota’s top scorer is Dany Heatley. He has 46 points on the season. That makes him the 68th highest scorer in the league right now. The only other player on the team with a significant scoring rate is Mikko Koivu. He has 37 points in 45 games. He has a shoulder injury and is out and indefinitely. Nobody else on the team is scoring more than a point every other game. Minnesota is not a team with much scoring power.
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