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01-24-2013, 10:37 PM
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Talks to Goalposts
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Originally Posted by onebighockeyfan View Post
They were talking about Markov's shot being on net and Subban's off the glass most of the time last year with his long windup everyone could see coming. Getting shots on net is more efficient. That being said we would have two pretty good power play units with PK in the lineup.
Subban's problem was that the set up last year took him much further from the net then he was playing the year before. Essentially because they didn't have Wisniewski on the other side who could both pass and shoot from range who opened space for Subban and also let him set up on a better angle from the other point. This forced him to rely more on an inaccurate slapper rather than sneak in close for a scoring play or charge into the scoring area and unload.

Look at how ineffectual Oveckin was with the Caps powerplay tonight, he had the same problem, being forced to shoot from long instead of medium distance and no space to use his puck handling skills to effect.

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