Bruins Officially Worst (30th) PP and Best (1st) PK in NHL
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02-10-2013, 10:59 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North of Boston
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The removal of Marc Savard meant the power play no longer ran from down low and around the boards, but was shifted to being run front he point. Not the best way to utilize the theoretical best chance to score in a game.
They need to move around a hell of a lot more than they do now. They need to randomize their movement. No longer can they plant their feet at 5 different spots in the offensive zone with the pointmen passing between each other, as that became predictable over 3 years ago. Each player needs to work harder to create their own chances, not sit and watch the guy with the puck and base their movement off of him. If you start to move around at random, the chances will grow. You
can't "system" a power play
. The best scoring chances come from movement, and unfortunately the Bruins don't do any of that.
That's what I feel like we're seeing. As if they're going to be bag skated for leaving a specific piece of ice. No one wants the puck out there, either. Furthermore, no one wants to be the open man, hence the statue routine.
Those of you saying the PP is no big deal. Sorry, that's like saying you don't need goals to win hockey games. What's a PP if not a scoring opportunity? It's up there w/ not getting a shot on goal on an oddman rush.
It's been a long time since we had Marc Savard. Amateur night on the PP has to get fixed.
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