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01-25-2013, 09:27 AM
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Location: Land of no calls..
They have to separate Del Zotto and Richards. Both are QB's, and you cannot operate an effective PP with two guys running the show. Especially when one of them is a kid that is constantly differing to the veteran. They need to replace DZ on the first unit with McDonagh or Stralman. Someone who has a no-nonsense shot from the point.
Secondly, they need a threat to shoot from the left side -- i.e., a righty on his off-wing. Stepan is a phenomenal passer, but his release is slow and he has no one-timer in his bag. Let him run the show on the second unit along with Del Zotto. Those two actually have chemistry together.
Lastly, force players to move. Too many people spending the entire PP in the same 5 foot radius -- that's assuming we can keep the puck in the offensive zone at all.
I'm also of the believe that Tortorella's constant line-juggling has a negative effect on the PP. Most of the top PP units in the league are made up of guys who see a lot of even strength ice together. It means the chemistry is already there and opens up the flow.
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