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03-08-2012, 07:59 AM
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True Blue
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Originally Posted by Zuccarello Awesome View Post
Every single PP, if we do manage to get control of the puck in their zone, we immediately send a guy to park his ass in front of the net. He doesn't move. He just stays there. All that does is turn a 5 on 4 into a 4 on 4 plus one guy standing in front of the goalie. He's not a legit passing option because he's right on top of the crease. (note: this guy is usually Callahan on the first unit). We have just forfeited the entire advantage of having the powerplay. The defenders don't need to cover him. They don't have to worry about him until/unless a shot actually gets through and there's a rebound sitting there.

Solution: DON'T AUTOMATICALLY PARK A PLAYER IN FRONT OF THE NET.
Successful power plays do screen the goalie. There are other issues at work here that results in PP failure.

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