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11-11-2012, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by zeus3007 View Post
I never said MacInnis was a bad pp qb, but Leetch moved the puck around more effectively. A lot of the time, Macinnis had someone else to be the main passer on the pwerplay, like Suter in Calgary. He was often the trigger man, albeit one who could still pass the puck around. Leetch was used more as the powerplay quarterback, running the play and finding the best passing option. Macinnis did it too, but not as well.
MacInnis generally was the main passer on the PP. Teams would try to negate his shot, which would open up passing lanes that wouldn't be open to other players. MacInnis' teams consistently had strong powerplays, even when he switched teams and as other players were sorted in and out. Suter was certainly no PP slouch though.

The biggest advantage that MacInnis has over Leetch when it comes to powerplay contributions, once again, is longevity.

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