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04-17-2013, 08:50 AM
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Obviously I'm not an NHL coach, but the thing that stood out most to me on the PP was the "dump and chase" dump-ins trying to gain the zone. How can you retain puck possesion if you just dump it in from center ice to let the defensemen on the PK just catch the dump-in and toss it back out?
That boggled my mind.
I was throwing up my hands every time they did that as well. If you can't carry the puck in, fine - dump it in. But for christssake you need to have two men on the puck immediately.
Thats the biggest problem I see with the Rangers PP. They dont play it like they do even strength. The forwards and D stay in their lanes and dont support the first man in on the puck. You are up a man on the PP, so even if you send three guys into the corner against one of the opposition to recover the puck and set up, its not the end of the world if you're only outmanned 3-2 on the other side.
The Rangers refuse to double and triple team the puck in those situations, especially when they dump it in and thats why the puck just comes right back down into their zone almost every time.
A hard around to the other wing, but only one Ranger is there. How is that a good PP scheme? Its a 40/60 chance you retain the puck because it has to pass behind the goal first with a goalie and a defenseman or two there.
A soft dump in into the corner, with one Ranger a second late to the puck and the others hardly gaining the zone. Thats worse than a 5 on 5 dump in, with even less of a chance to retain the puck.
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