Thread: Powerplay Woes
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01-21-2013, 01:51 AM
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You know I watched closely tonight and it reminded me so much of the series against Chicago last summer. Chicago pressures our defense and kills our breakout, we bobble the puck around our blueline and halfway try to make it up the ice. I think one of the major problems with the powerplay is the breakout and it's something that teams expose with pressure.

The Coyotes powerplay looks pretty decent if they win a faceoff in the offensive zone, and they are pretty decent about holding the zone in that situation. If they get a weak breakout then they often dump and chase the puck and that makes it difficult to keep the zone. If they could get guys like Yandle and OEL to maybe carry the puck up the ice on the power play it may help, especially if they are supported as a 5 man unit coming up the ice to help back off the pressure.

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