Some advice for the PowerPlay
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04-19-2012, 01:34 AM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Here's some advice: move around. You guys have legs, use them. Hell, use them when we're setting up for the up-ice rush on the PP; there's usually never anyone ever actually skating to make a pass to from our zone. Everyone just stands around while we almost always retreat behind our net with the puck nearly every single time the puck leaves the offensive zone. That's another thing: watching other teams, their goalies will almost always come out to about the circles to pass the puck back up ice quickly in order to keep the momentum going..but we ALWAYS kill it by resetting behind our net. Then what do we do 9 times out of 10 if we're lucky enough to carry it through the neutral zone and get close to their blueline? Dump it in. Then we get terribly beat to the puck, they fling it out, rinse repeat and that's the end of our PP most of the time. In the off-chance we are actually able to set up, the entire team grows roots and literally stands where ever they are.
Also, it's infuriating to see them not utilize both points on the PP. 10 times out of 10, the defenseman closer to the benches will get the puck, dump it back around the boards while the other defenseman is 100% wide open for the entire duration of the PP. And no one seems to understand or see it. Every single game I find myself repeating "pass to DZ, pass to DZ, pass to DZ, pass to DZ.." while they cycle around the boards like idiots. They have to realize sooner much rather than later that you can't grind out every single goal, someone has to take a shot.
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