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04-15-2013, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Sabretip View Post
I agree. The Sabres haven't had a real game plan on their power play for years - ever since Ruff fell in love with the ineffective "Detroit drop-pass" way of zone entries, which constantly allowed the defending team to put all of their focus on swarming the Sabres' puck carrier while the other 4 players stood still at the blue line. It didn't matter who the Sabres tasked with being the latecomer up ice or how great a skater they were - and Ehrhoff's mobility has often been neutralized because he meets a 5-man wall at the blueline with none of his teammates in position to receive an outlet pass. Under Rolston, there's definitely been better movement and rotations of the 5-man unit on power plays even if the results haven't been much better.

Ehrhoff's effectiveness has also been hurt by the poor passing ability of this team - beyond Vanek and possibly Hodgson, most of the Sabres that see PP time are below-average in timing and aiming their passes. Compared to what Ehrhoff had with the Sedins, a drop-off in production was destined to happen when he signed in Buffalo.
Is Kevyn Adams still the PP coach? If so, he should be canned at the end of the year, our PP is 13th in the EC

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