Bruins Officially Worst (30th) PP and Best (1st) PK in NHL
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02-13-2013, 03:46 PM
Pie O My
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Tell me which of these two teams you would rather have heading into the playoffs:
Team A: 220 even strength goals, 89% PK, 10% PP
Team B: 220 even strength goals, 89% PK, 20% PP
You act like playing well 5-on-5 and having a productive PP are mutually exclusive, and that is simply not the case. Nobody is saying that the Bruins are a bad team, and they might even win a Cup as is, but I would feel much better about their chances in round 1 of the playoffs if they were "team B" as opposed to "team A." It is simply asinine to believe that they would not be a better team with a more productive powerplay.
how many team B's have there ever been? Late 70's Habs, early 80's Isles (i'd actually be shocked if Al Arbour would ever obsess about a bad PP in the regular season) Oilers of the mid 80's? etc. You think we are on the verge of a dynasty save for the PP?
20% PP. pfft! that's one out 5. Many games in the playoffs don't even have 5 TOTAL penalties called between both teams.
Good PP - nice to have. Good PK - essential. Keep your eyes on the prize people, don't lets throw the baby out with the bathwater and make trades ONLY to improve the PP that might eff with team chemistry on a very good team.
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