SOG and Gs were down last season partially due to playing it safe far too much (especially at the beginning of last season) with a dump/chase, forecheck and cycle system. I'm hoping Motzko will stress more controlled zone entry vs. a safe dump and chase.
Found this bar graph showing NHL teams carry-in and dump and chase vs. goals scored. Graph indicates that when a team carries the puck into the offensive zone, they produce twice as much offense per entry than if they were to dump it in. It doesn't mean carrying the puck is always effective, especially during line changes. But in terms of scoring, the controlled offensive zone entry is king.