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12-14-2005, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Osprey
You're both right. I think that the real problem is that the powerplay system that they use has always heavily revolved around getting the puck to the point for the major blast. There's no collapsing down low or passing into the slot. It's all pretty passing until the pointman has a good opening to blast it. It was tailor-made for a blueline with big shooters like Blake and Schneider. Since getting rid of Schneider, however, the coaches haven't compensated. They're pretending that they still have a big shot at the point.
Sounds exactly like Manchester. Ranked 26th of 27 on the power play. Averaging 1 goal in every 8 opportunities.

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