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12-21-2003, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by triggrman
Yeh, then why was our powerplay so bad when Ronning was here? It's ranked higher now than if ever was when he was leading it. I think some of us look back at Ronning being something more than a good stick handling undersized one dimensional center.
I knew someone was going to say this. You are right, when Cliff played the PP for the Preds, he was 100% responisble for the outcome.

The fact is when Ronning "ran" the powerplay, he had crap to work with. Guys like Kjellberg, Krivokrasov, rookie Legwand, Berehowsky, etc were regulars are the powerplay.

Anyways, last time Cliff was here, in 2001-02, our powerplay percentage was 14.2%. Last year, without Ronning, it was 13.8% . Do you what it is this year? 14.5%, the marginal improvement mainly due to Zidlicky.

Ronning is good on the powerplay. He has excellent puck control, and he knows how to utilize it on the PP. He has excellent vision. He isn't afraid to shot the puck on net. He would undoubteably be an improvement over some of the current powerplay regulars.

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