Suggestions for the Power Play?
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02-07-2013, 12:01 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: BKLYN N.Y.
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The good power plays have much more movement than ours. They have a forward cutting down the slot. A defensemen sliding down for the backdoor pass. Savvy used to hit Chara on that a lot. Don't even try any longer. Movement. Our PP tends to pass the puck around the perimiter with the guys being pretty stationary. Really easy to defend. However, you need the right personnel for that. Puck-possession guys. That can dangle the puck a bit. You can't move the puck if you have guys out there without good vision(from a hockey sense). Love Looch, but he's not a top unit pp guy. We have 2/3 of what I'm looking for. Seguin and Krejci. I don't feel we have that 3rd forward on our roster. Hope the deadline pickup we get can be that guy. At the point, Dougie and Chara are our best options. Dougie to qb it and Chara to bomb away. Other than his shot, Chara isn't an ideal point guy. Stick handling isn't his strong suit. The other point guy would have to replace Ference or McQuaid as a regular defenseman. I doubt we would/should sacrifice one of them for a power-play specialist. A la Kaberle.
I agree with everything you said. Our PP is too stationary, not enough movement, stick handling etc. DBL explains that also in his post that its the skill level. I tend to agree with that also. It's just amazing that we have been winning for the most part, with this PP now for the last couple of seasons. But were not going to go far in the postseason if we don't capitalize on one of the most important parts of the game and that is the PP.
Pretty much ever since Savvy got hurt is when our PP went to crap.
Pardon me that I have like 4, 5 post's in the thread in like 10min but.. I just can't believe that this has been going on now for years.. Again DBL may well be right that these guys just may not have good puck skills.. I don't know ... Enuff out of me..
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