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01-30-2013, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Protest View Post
It worked really well last year, but maybe teams have picked up on it. Honestly though it seems more like a lack of execution ie. fumbling passes, holding onto the puck too long, getting frustrated and passing cross ice instead of just getting the puck down low.
Putting the puck in any corner of the zone is the worst thing to do if they keep running this triangle/diamond powerplay. The whole thing relies on three guys, the two on the half wall and the guy at the point. They move it around until the they find a whole in the coverage for a one-timer. Hartnell and Simmonds should only be providing screens and rebound chances in this formation, if it's run correctly of course. If the defense is able to force the play into one of the four corners of the zone, the whole play falls apart and they start forcing passes that aren't there.

Honestly, I'd love to see them scrap it and start running something geared around Danny behind the net and Giroux on the half wall. The current powerplay has just been found out and adjusted to by opposing defenses.

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