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10-28-2008, 10:17 PM
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Montreal's PP worries me

18th in the league at 17.1%

Lang has been frustrating me for missing so many chances on the left side of the goalie...leave him on the PK and bring someone else on the PP in his place....

Obviously things are not working so a change there couldn't hurt

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10-28-2008, 10:25 PM
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10-28-2008, 10:29 PM
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6-1-1
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10-28-2008, 10:35 PM
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Lang plays there during 5 on 3's
not 5 on 4's
he is not the problem.

and....6-1-1

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10-28-2008, 10:37 PM
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Has anybody told you that we were 6-1-1???

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10-28-2008, 10:37 PM
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What I'd like to see is Markov moved back to the left point. Put either Tanguay or Sergei on the right instead. That way the Habs can have the cross-ice Markov to Kovalev connection again. Teams realize that they don't have to watch out for that anymore. As great a player as Tanguay is, he isn't as effective as Markov on the left side and that position has been the cornerstore of the PP for the last 4-5 years.

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10-28-2008, 10:39 PM
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6-1-1
god damn it, i CLICKEd on the thread with the only thing i was gonna write being "6-1-1


man.. how can u be worried about our pp, when it WILL click more than hit has , and were 6-1!!!

it looks a lil rough now but its SO DAMN EARLY in the season broski, wait till game 30, it should be top 5

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10-28-2008, 10:40 PM
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We're on pace for over 130 points without a powerplay. Now imagine if we had one.

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10-28-2008, 10:54 PM
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The PP isn't really a worry. The finish isn't there, but if I were the opposition I wouldn't want to see our PP. Kovalev EASILY could have had 3 assists on the PP tonight, but Lang, Koivu and Pleks miss OPEN nets. I'd be worried if we had no puck control, puck movement or were unable to obtain the zone, but we're doing all those things and you can see the fear in the opposition. I like Tanguay on the Left point and I think Markov will get better with more experience as the shooter. What I really like is that Tanguay, Markov and Kovalev are able to completely control the play and tempo. The PP is fine

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They are much better 5 on 5 so it makes up for it.

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10-28-2008, 11:24 PM
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The PP isn't really a worry. The finish isn't there, but if I were the opposition I wouldn't want to see our PP. Kovalev EASILY could have had 3 assists on the PP tonight, but Lang, Koivu and Pleks miss OPEN nets. I'd be worried if we had no puck control, puck movement or were unable to obtain the zone, but we're doing all those things and you can see the fear in the opposition. I like Tanguay on the Left point and I think Markov will get better with more experience as the shooter. What I really like is that Tanguay, Markov and Kovalev are able to completely control the play and tempo. The PP is fine
That's exactly right, Kovalev should have had about 4-5 points tonight

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10-28-2008, 11:31 PM
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We need a shoter at the point.. As much as I like Markov, he is a prolific passer, not a shoter.. Tanguay does a good job but we have 2 set up men, no shoter at the moment.. Sergei hasnt the slap shot to play there either, we need someone with a hard accurate shot, a guy who can takes one timers.. Andrei Kostitsyn could be the best solution right now, he has a hard heavy shot but I still dont know if its accurate enough to play there, he was the one I wanted to play there even before the season starts but hasnt been tried yet..

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The fact that we're 6-1-1 doesn't mean we don't have to improve some things guys...


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The fact that we're 6-1-1 doesn't mean we don't have to improve some things guys...

The fact that we're saying it's 6-1-1 doesn't imply we don't give a damn. We all acknowledge that our PP is starting low. But we're saying that for now things are going fine without it, sure we can improve the PP, but it's also why we mention 8 games, still is very early... and the PP will likely improve. After 20 or 30 games, now we could talk about it, but at the moment it feels too soon, kind of like talking about trades. Too soon, and with the performances, talking about it like we need to change it asap, is well, useless.


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They are much better 5 on 5 so it makes up for it.
Exactly.

If they were playing poor at even-strength i'd be concerned, but as we saw what our PP is capable in these last couple of years there is no reason to worry at all.

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10-29-2008, 12:18 AM
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18th in the league at 17.1%

Lang has been frustrating me for missing so many chances on the left side of the goalie...leave him on the PK and bring someone else on the PP in his place....

Obviously things are not working so a change there couldn't hurt
We create some very nice things on the PP, Lang/Plekanec/Koivu all missed open nets during tonight's PP.
We have, Latendresse/Tanguay/S.Kost/Lang that are new players on our PP this year, on top of moving Markov/Kovalev to the other side.

We have a bunch of creative players, it can take some time for them to click and adapt to one another.

It's not like it's been horrible, the chances are there. Once they start finishing, it'll be much better.

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10-29-2008, 01:19 AM
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17% over an eight game stretch is not exactly a reason to have a heart attack.

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10-29-2008, 02:30 AM
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PP looked good for the most part last night, so why should anybody be concerned?!

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10-29-2008, 03:45 AM
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What I'd like to see is Markov moved back to the left point.
It's an umbrella though, Markov is alone at the point for most of it so he's been able to kinda roam everywhere. Personally, I don't think Markov's ever looked better in the QB role and the Tanguay option down the left side has been opening the cross-seam pass up more than ever. I also like that they seem to be exploring the slot-feed to Plekanec.

Come season's end, this PP will be hovering around 26/27%.

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They are much better 5 on 5 so it makes up for it.
They haven't looked good at all at 5-on-5 actualy.

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10-29-2008, 05:46 AM
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PP is the least of my worries, last night they created so many chances with it, they just couldn't finish. I think we had like 3 or 4 open nets. The guys moved the puck very well and has been the case for several games now.

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10-29-2008, 06:15 AM
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Did you guys see that at the last PP, Kovalev was like "Get off Markov, i'll take your position" and he started taking slap shots from the center?

That was coool

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