What Would be Your Bizarre Strategy for the Predators?
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07-31-2012, 11:11 PM
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I actually hated that, because Chara was their best point shot. That'd be almost like us putting Weber there. The idea is having Weber shooting with Gill in front...
Another suggestion, though losing Suter hurt this one: Move Ellis to winger.
I'll admit, I didn't watch much NHL hockey outside of the Predators last season, but thought that Julien used Chara as a net front guy on PP2 and a point man on PP1 or vice versa keeping him out there for 65+% of the PP much like Ovechkin does in Washington.
I could be very wrong though...
As you mentioned, I think Weber blasting away from the point though is a major downside to anyone besides Hornqvist standing in front of the net on our PP.
Lastly, from a coaching perspective, I think it depends on personnel, but Gill is a guy that is likely to be out there on the first shift after a PP playing against the opposition's best. You could see this in a limited capacity depending on the situation, but I think you'll likely see Trotz roll with Gill-Klein as the D pairing following most PP's next season. Weber, Josi, Ellis, and potentially Blum or another D (to be acquired - another conversation) would get the majority of the time at the points on the PP's.
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