Thread: Speculation: Has Adam Oates Been Fired Yet????
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05-09-2013, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by txpd View Post
just on the subject at hand here, wardo was big last night. saw a whyno tweet saying he was having "a monster game"

@halpy, your pp comments. cant move ov from the half wall to the left point. he is in fact the left point player. caps play a 1-3-1 scheme on the pp. green is really the only pp player but the two half wall players have coverage as he slides to the middle.

do you think the caps should abandon their basic playoff system and do something entirely new?
Every PP the Rangers have someone camping in Ovechkin's lap. Because he's at the half wall said player can both camp in Ovechkin's lap and contribute to the turtle. Ovechkin is essentially taken out of the play the way things are. I don't see this stopping anytime soon.

If Ovechkin is at the left point, then said Ranger has to choose between turtling and pressing the point man. If he turtles Ovechkin has room up high. If he presses the caps have room down low. And if something opens up on the half wall Ovechkin can easily rotate down there.

Effective as it has been in the RS Oates' PP is fairly static, or at least becoming static. That won't get you very far now with PKs being much more aggressive/attentive to detail.

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