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05-13-2013, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Slats brought in McCabe, who wasn't a PPQB at any point, and that was flawed. However, Richards was supposed to fix that problem and he never managed to. In the meantime, the best PP we've had since Torts arrived was the first year of Del Zotto. IMO, he's fine as a QB and we've stunted his growth as a pointman by giving that role to Richards.

Del Zotto was great in his first year at commanding the play, stretching out the box and setting up players (Kotalik in particular) for one-timers. Where did that go? Why did we abandon that idea in favor of Richards and a PP strategy that simply has not worked for two years now?

Hand the PP to Moore and Del Zotto. Stepan and Nash on the half-walls, and Cally in front of the net. I'd be absolutely shocked if we didn't see a noted improvement almost right away. All five of those players have skill and proven chemistry. Then switch it up and let Brassard run the second unit from the half-wall.
All of that is kind of my point. If Tortorella isn't going to change up the powerplay that isn't working, Sather needs to step in and bring in a powerplay coach who will and instruct Tortorella to let the new assistant run that aspect. Sather is the boss.

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