HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Montreal Canadiens
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Biggest reason for the PK Improvement

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-01-2008, 08:58 PM
  #1
Beakermania*
 
Beakermania*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Kingston or Hamilton
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,964
vCash: 500
Biggest reason for the PK Improvement

The PK has been much better the last few weeks then it was earlier in the year... .I think the biggest reason is Carey Price.

The factors
He plays the puck on dump ins much better than Huet.... This makes it harder for other teams to set up.... He even clears it down the ice like an extra D at times.

He is better on point shots (huets big weakness... and something that gets set up by every PP in the league).

He's physically bigger than Huet.... more deflections will naturally hit him.

His puck tracking has really improved from earlier in the year, credit Rollie Melanson.

Beakermania* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 09:02 PM
  #2
speed11
Registered User
 
speed11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Country:
Posts: 4,500
vCash: 500
i fully agree but you have to also credit the forwards lately, they've been a lot more aggressive, which omits alot of point shots

speed11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 09:02 PM
  #3
NHLcrazy
Registered User
 
NHLcrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Qc city
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,893
vCash: 500
Tue but we couldn't get any much worse! lol

NHLcrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 09:13 PM
  #4
DJyellow
Registered User
 
DJyellow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Laval
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,611
vCash: 500
Send a message via ICQ to DJyellow
Since Begin came back, their PK has bên much better

DJyellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 09:14 PM
  #5
1UP
Registered User
 
1UP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Québec
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,045
vCash: 500
Begin has a lot to say about it.

Smolinski is also playing well lately. Tonight vs Ottawa, he was solid.

1UP is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 09:14 PM
  #6
chris96
Registered User
 
chris96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 266
vCash: 500
BEgin, Smokes, Gorges and Price are the main reasons

chris96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 09:16 PM
  #7
Beakermania*
 
Beakermania*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Kingston or Hamilton
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,964
vCash: 500
I didn't say Price was the only reason... just the biggest reason....

Credit goes to Begin... his return from injury is huge
Smoke has worked harder lately.

Carbo/Jarvis finally has the boys playing better on the PK... can't overlook those two aswell....

But i think goaltending on the PK is a huge factor.... Its glaringly obvious 5 on 3, and can be overlooked 5 on 4 and 4 on 3, but its huge in my mind.

Beakermania* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 09:18 PM
  #8
Seb
Unregistered User
 
Seb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Country: England
Posts: 8,255
vCash: 50
Send a message via MSN to Seb
Steve Bégin.

Seb is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 09:38 PM
  #9
Ice Poutine
Photoshop Nut
 
Ice Poutine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: ____
Country: Martinique
Posts: 11,713
vCash: 500
I'm thinking that we have had much needed practice since lately the team was taking a lot of bad penalties. Maybe its as simple as that.

Ice Poutine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 09:39 PM
  #10
LeMAD
Registered User
 
LeMAD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Montreal
Posts: 4,438
vCash: 500
Bégin and Kovalev are doing a good job on the PK.

Carbonneau played everyone on the PK this year, but since a few games he seems to go with his best players.

LeMAD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 09:42 PM
  #11
Raider917
Registered User
 
Raider917's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Nova Scotia
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,654
vCash: 500
the last 6 games have been exceptionally good. 35/36 for 97.22%. theyve gone from 80.34% to 82.18%

Raider917 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 09:46 PM
  #12
Stradale
Registered User
 
Stradale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,000
vCash: 500
Carey Price is not only the goaler on PK but the 3rd defensemen aswell.

Stradale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 09:49 PM
  #13
Trexim
Registered User
 
Trexim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 599
vCash: 594
PK 82.4 tied for 15th I beleive. They were 23rd just a couple of weeks ago.

Trexim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 10:48 PM
  #14
Pascal
Registered User
 
Pascal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,467
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DJyellow View Post
Since Begin came back, their PK has bên much better
Begin is the ****in man. I seriously love that guy. A real warrior.

Pascal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 10:55 PM
  #15
number 11
Registered User
 
number 11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,958
vCash: 500
STEVE. BEGIN.

number 11 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 11:04 PM
  #16
1UP
Registered User
 
1UP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Québec
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,045
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trexim View Post
PK 82.4 tied for 15th I beleive. They were 23rd just a couple of weeks ago.
Current streak is 1/36

Pretty darn good.

1UP is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 11:42 PM
  #17
Sthabs
Registered User
 
Sthabs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,899
vCash: 500
I believe they knew they were good at it all year long, just not as commited, now they re making a statement

Sthabs is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 11:45 PM
  #18
Turboflex*
 
Turboflex*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,152
vCash: 500
Begin huge, Lapierre has improved a lot over the season. Can't fault Higgings, Koivu, Kovalev, Smolenski, Kostopolous, Plekanics either. I think this is something the coaches have been working on all season and now it's starting to click.

Turboflex* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 11:49 PM
  #19
superstar436
Registered User
 
superstar436's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,000
vCash: 500
If I am not mistaken, gagnon on la zone was saying lately that the yare playing a smaller box so a change of strategy is probably one of the reasons.

Begin is also a factor.

superstar436 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 11:50 PM
  #20
Team_Spirit
Gangsta Pleks
 
Team_Spirit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 23,281
vCash: 3736
That was really the only concern going into the playoffs. I agree about Price puck control and Bégin return, that was huge.

Team_Spirit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-01-2008, 11:58 PM
  #21
Fish on The Sand
Untouchable
 
Fish on The Sand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Nanaimo
Country: Canada
Posts: 51,254
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by superstar436 View Post
If I am not mistaken, gagnon on la zone was saying lately that the yare playing a smaller box so a change of strategy is probably one of the reasons.

Begin is also a factor.
Begin is totally badass on the pk.

Fish on The Sand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-02-2008, 12:00 AM
  #22
Kriss E
HFB Partner
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 26,029
vCash: 500
Your best Penalty Killer is always your Goalie.
Price is a much better Penalty Killer than Huet, no doubt about that.

Now, Begin-Smokes-Gorges-Hamrlik-Markov-Kovalev-Plekanec-Higgins-Kostopoulos-Lapierre are also very important.

Kriss E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-02-2008, 12:17 AM
  #23
HabsPack
 
HabsPack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,283
vCash: 500
It's because they aren't playing a passive PK, the Habs have decided to go aggressive, no more of that four man box and sit, they've going to attack, attack ...it's about time!

HabsPack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-02-2008, 12:17 AM
  #24
1UP
Registered User
 
1UP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Québec
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,045
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Now, Begin-Smokes-Gorges-Hamrlik-Markov-Kovalev-Plekanec-Higgins-Kostopoulos-Lapierre are also very important.
The fact we have a lot of players able to play PK, some of them staying an offensive threat throughout, is a force. We're not in trouble if a top PKer like Begin or Smolinski or Komisarek takes a penalty, others can step up.

Actually, it's the same for the PP, for offense, defense, goaltending...

1UP is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-02-2008, 07:41 AM
  #25
mcphee
Registered User
 
mcphee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 19,105
vCash: 500
Begin helps, and the shot blocking tends to elevate everybody, but I agree with Price. Point shots were the problem and Price just takes up more net.

I think they've pressured the points more. Higgins,Plekanec and Lapierre all can do this. Koivu and Kovalev tend to try and block lanes, but I think that the guys with the quick feet have changed the way they arroach the pk a bit.

I go back to when I first saw Higgins and Pleks playing with the Dogs. They preessured every puck at the point and were dangerous. We're seeing this again.

mcphee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:15 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2015 All Rights Reserved.