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03-20-2014, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Preds33 View Post
I didn't realize 8 points in 70 games was something to brag about. Ellis only has 5 points on the PP. Truth is one of them could have been pulled off and replaced with MDZ just to see if anything good would have happened. but I guess a combined 13 points on the PP after 70 games is enough to keep the 2 together.

Honestly it couldn't hurt at this point.
It's my opinion that they have both done a good job on the powerplay. They are not Shea Weber though, they're not going to just blast pucks by goalies like Weber can. They depend a lot on playmaking, which is handcuffed with our forward group.

Do you think MDZ is a better playmaker than either of them? I don't.
Do you think he carries the puck into the zone (something our defensemen have to do) better than either of them, because again, I don't.

The problems we have some on our powerplay, isn't because our defensemen aren't getting it done, in fact, our defensemen are the main reason our powerplay is as effective as it is.

In no way am I saying that I'm fine with the powerplay, I just don't think replacing either Jones or Ellis, will fix anything.

Now, as far as an overall solution; that's above my pay grade.

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