PGT: Habs win 3-2 in shootout vs Carolina
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10-29-2008, 11:39 PM
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Kingston or Hamilton
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Forgot to say/write : Pleks has to work harder if he wants to get things going. Sorry, but he is not getting his hands dirty at all at the moment... I know it's not his type of game, but he hasn't been playing like a guy who wants to get out of its slump in the last game.
Nothing against Plekanec, but he has to make it work himself. He gets quality minutes on the 5 on 4 and on ES, we can't afford to give our slumping players time on the 5 on 3 just to help them with their confidence... You put your best elements in these situations.
I agree with a point though, AK46 would be a great addition to the 5 on 3.
I'd go with :
AK46 - Koivu - Kovalev
Tanguay - Markov
We agree on some points, but I'd let things as they are as far as Tanguay - Markov are concerned.
Lang is out there as he can take the draw and is RH shooter who should be able to get tap ins at the left side of the net.
Also it is important to have two centres on the ice for 5 on 3s. A 5 on 3 can often be very short, that means winning the offensive zone faceoff can be critical... A lost faceoff/icing can mean a loss of 20 seconds. Most 5 on 3s last less than a minute. With 2 centres if Lang is kicked out, Koivu can go in the circle, or vice versa.
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