Why Don't We Utilize Vanek's Shot More?
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03-11-2013, 01:06 PM
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If the coach is playing Ott in PP1 for the sake of the FO win, he should put Ott in front of the net and let Vanek and Ehrhoff be the shooters at the blueline, Pominville and Hodgson (or Ennis) on the sides. Otherwise Ott is just a lost sheep out there ...
It's pointless to put Vanek in front of the net for screening and deflections, if there is hardly any movement going on to open up the shooting lane.
Ott attempting to play the point yesterday was nothing shy of a disaster. Agreed that if he's on the PP, his role should just be winning board battles and standing in front of the net. His offensive skill compared to Vanek's is nada, so I'm not sure why he's being put in a position where he's getting more touches on the puck.
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