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sovietsanta87 03-09-2013 07:44 PM

Letang on the power play & PowerPlay Discussion
 
Why?

Why is Letang back on the top power play over Martin when the PP was a lot better with Martin on the point?

Fordy 03-09-2013 07:50 PM

dunno

Might have something to do with that Bylsma guy but historically the PP has been great under him so I can't figure it out!

LetangInTheSO 03-09-2013 07:50 PM

Because race car

Muscles4Malkin 03-09-2013 09:18 PM

I don't get our both PP:s

1st PP is 4 lefties and 1 bad righty. That one should be Beau or non at all (maybe Niskanen by stretch)

2nd PP is 4 righties and 1 lefty. :shakehead


Kunitz - Sid - Neal
Martin - Malkin

All lefties, but it's still better than one Letang on it.

KIRK 03-09-2013 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Muscles4Malkin (Post 61345901)
I don't get our both PP:s

1st PP is 4 lefties and 1 bad righty. That one should be Beau or non at all (maybe Niskanen by stretch)

2nd PP is 4 righties and 1 lefty. :shakehead


Kunitz - Sid - Neal
Martin - Malkin

All lefties, but it's still better than one Letang on it.

I'd rather see Despres than Letang or Martin on the top PP.

Jill Sandwich 03-09-2013 10:40 PM

Geno can't play the point. He hasn't done a slapshot that didn't go high and wide since the Bush administration.

Sideline 03-09-2013 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Jill Sandwich (Post 61351665)
Geno can't play the point. He hasn't done a slapshot that didn't go high and wide since the Bush administration.

Because Letang fires passes at Geno's ankles. Letang has no business on the powerplay now that Martin's slap shot is no longer a marshmallow.

Rowdy Roddy Peeper 03-10-2013 12:40 AM

Letang on the PP is such an abortion right now. You pull goalies when they don't have it, DB...you can do the same with Tanger on the PP.

Especially with Bennett playing as well as he has. The guy could be golden on those left half boards. He was born for that spot.

sovietsanta87 03-10-2013 12:45 AM

I still dont understand why they cant just put martin back on the power play. It worked. He doesnt have a booming shot but he makes up for it by making smart plays. It's painfully obvious.

I understand people might want niskanen or beau bennett because they are right handed and they may fair better than Letang...but Martin has already proved to be a success on the point. We're not looking for style points...we just want goals.

Rowdy Roddy Peeper 03-10-2013 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by sovietsanta87 (Post 61356597)
I still dont understand why they cant just put martin back on the power play. It worked. He doesnt have a booming shot but he makes up for it by making smart plays. It's painfully obvious.

I understand people might want niskanen or beau bennett because they are right handed and they may fair better than Letang...but Martin has already proved to be a success on the point. We're not looking for style points...we just want goals.

There's no reason why Bennett and Martin couldn't both be there. Martin had some 1st unit PP time today.

Ogrezilla 03-10-2013 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper (Post 61356449)
Letang on the PP is such an abortion right now. You pull goalies when they don't have it, DB...you can do the same with Tanger on the PP.

Especially with Bennett playing as well as he has. The guy could be golden on those left half boards. He was born for that spot.

they love Kunitz out there. I think some of our best options involve sitting Kunitz and Bylsma clearly doesn't like that option. I'm all for throwing different powerplay looks out throughout the game. Sid, Geno and Neal would always be there. But rotate Kunitz, Martin, Letang and BB.

Gold Diamond 03-10-2013 09:04 AM

Letang's 5v5 play is amazing. His defense and vision is tops in the league. But on the PP, his decision-making is horrible, and shot inaccurate. He'll figure it out in time.

sovietsanta87 03-10-2013 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Ogrezilla (Post 61361003)
they love Kunitz out there. I think some of our best options involve sitting Kunitz and Bylsma clearly doesn't like that option. I'm all for throwing different powerplay looks out throughout the game. Sid, Geno and Neal would always be there. But rotate Kunitz, Martin, Letang and BB.

You need someone to screen the goalie. If you have 5 perimeter players, your powerplay wont work

Ogrezilla 03-10-2013 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by sovietsanta87 (Post 61365767)
You need someone to screen the goalie. If you have 5 perimeter players, your powerplay wont work

I said that earlier this year. Then we tried it and it worked. Like I said, rotate players. Give different looks with different powerplays.

Also, Neal can go to the net. Crosby can go to the net. They don't have to plant themselves there to be effective.


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