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11-17-2008, 02:15 AM
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Then by all means enlighten me. I remember Streit as being a good passer on the PP.
STreit was the trigger man for the one timer on the PP... can he pass the puck.. yes... but his biggest role was to take the shot from the point on passes from Markov and Kovalev.
Having a guy with a big shot in that spot means that the PK units cannot ignore that position and cheat on Markov and Kovalev.... Was he a good passer?? Yes, and his passing was a nice addition to the PP but it wasn't the key component he brought to he PP. He played the Sheldon Souray role setting up camp between Kovalev and Markov.
You need that big shooter cause it pulls the high forwards a little bit farther away from the net and makes the PK box a little bit more stretched out... by stretching the PP box out farther it becomes easier to pass through the box... those cross ice passes that have been so deadly. Think Kovalev hitting AK46 beside the net.. .or Markov pinching in from the LP.... or the other way you have Markov hitting Pleks on the right side.. .or pleky throwing it around....
The more the box gets spread out the better for the PP... and a passer won't stretch them... they need a threat of a shooter there.
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