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GAME #5 - Canucks 1, Sharks 4 - California Meltdown Edition
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01-28-2013, 11:22 AM
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This is true -- to an extent. The Sedins don't generally set the point up for plays on the PP though. They use it as a passing outlet to relieve pressure when teams press them too hard in the corners, which opens up ice for the defense. Garrison is more of a traditional PP shot, in that he sets up and tries to find open room in the middle of the ice to set up for a wicked one-timer.
Unless it's a 5 on 3, I think he's wasted on the first unit. Edler, too, for that matter. When Kesler is back I'd like to see him on a 2nd unit with Garrison and Edler, or at least one of the two.
I just think with the talented playmakers we have, that they could set up Garrison very well if they practiced some more point-oriented plays. If they don't want to use the point all that much then I would agree, put Garrison and Edler on the second. I would motion for Ballard and Tanev to be tried on the first unit. Ballard is more self explanatory, but Tanev may be a guy that works well because he is such a smart player and can pass really well. He may not have the shot, but he can still create offense and set up Ballard.
Maybe put Tanev with Edler/Garrison as I find that Edler and Garrison do a very poor job of giving each other passes that they can One-Time. Also there is a bennifit to having a righty and lefty out on the PP
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