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06-28-2011, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Drop the Sopel View Post
And he had 30 PP points to Bieksa's 3...

The improved PP can be traced back to Ehrhoff. The twins were ineffective before he arrived with the man advantage. Then in '09-10 the 2nd unit quarterbacked by Ehrhoff outscored the Sedin unit. This past year Ehrhoff took the 1st unit to #1 in the NHL and the 2nd unit led by Bieksa was as futile as the league has ever seen.

If Ehrhoff isn't re-signed look for the PP to fall out of the top 10 IMO.
Exactly this. I believe he is a huge part of the PP...and what was the one of the things that allowed Vancouver to be great this year? A great PP.

The PP will get worse and now it is absolutely imperative to improve the team at even strength...which is going to be very, very difficult.

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