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08-20-2009, 02:10 PM
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Powerplay

The powerplay obviously needs to improve this year. I think Ryan Smyth could be a huge help in front of the net. How do you see the powerplay units shaping up for this season? Who the hell is going to be the 2nd defender on our 2nd pp unit?

My take.

Smyth - Kopitar - Brown
Stoll - Doughty

Frolov - Handzus - Williams
Johnson - ? (i guess whoever is our 6th dman? maybe Hickey)

I thought about having Fro play on the 1st pp unit instead of Brown, but I like the chemistry between Fro and Zus. I assume Smyth and Zus will be in front of the net on their respective lines.

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08-20-2009, 02:29 PM
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indeed i would put Hickey on if he makes the team but a little bit shuffled.

Purcell - Kopitar - Brown
Stoll - Doughty

Frolov - Handzus - Williams
Johnson - Hickey

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08-20-2009, 02:39 PM
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are you kidding me you wouldn't even give smyth time on the powerplay???

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08-20-2009, 02:46 PM
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Smyth - Kopitar - Williams
Stoll - Doughty

Smyth/Williams on either side of the net, Kopitar above the right half-board, Kopitar/Doughty are the primary puckmovers/setup guys

Frolov - Handzus - Brown
Johnson - Hickey

Handzus/Brown on either side of the net, Frolov above the left half-board, Frolov is the primary puckmover either going down low/to the front or to Johnson for point shot/rebounds

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08-20-2009, 02:54 PM
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Doughty, Stoll and Johnson will all be the points....possibly even J. Williams...

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08-20-2009, 03:05 PM
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Smyth - Kopitar - Williams
Stoll - Doughty

Smyth/Williams on either side of the net, Kopitar above the right half-board, Kopitar/Doughty are the primary puckmovers/setup guys

Frolov - Handzus - Brown
Johnson - Hickey

Handzus/Brown on either side of the net, Frolov above the left half-board, Frolov is the primary puckmover either going down low/to the front or to Johnson for point shot/rebounds
That looks good to me.

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08-20-2009, 03:06 PM
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to be honest, i think doughty may play the entirety of the 2:00. i think its way too early to pencil in hickey on the second unit for the start of the season, though i'm not saying its not possible.

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08-20-2009, 03:08 PM
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to be honest, i think doughty may play the entirety of the 2:00.
Wouldn't be surprised at all if that happens. . . I don't think the sophomore slump will apply to Doughty. . he seems like an exception to the curse.

Knock on wood

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are you kidding me you wouldn't even give smyth time on the powerplay???
There is a reason......
Purcell has a 1 year contract and the staff wanna see an absolute step up from him.
That is why i assume he will get PP time in the beginning. And who else to sacrifice ??? Frolov??? Brown?? Williams ???

I think it's a matter of time Smyth will be on the PP unit

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indeed i would put Hickey on if he makes the team but a little bit shuffled.

Purcell - Kopitar - Brown
Stoll - Doughty

Frolov - Handzus - Williams
Johnson - Hickey
I think you have to have Smyth in front of the net on that first PP unit. I think the only question would be who is the other forward out there. I think Kopi and Smyth are locks.

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There is a reason......
Purcell has a 1 year contract and the staff wanna see an absolute step up from him.
That is why i assume he will get PP time in the beginning. And who else to sacrifice ??? Frolov??? Brown?? Williams ???

I think it's a matter of time Smyth will be on the PP unit
Smyth is a monster in front of the net. You have to have him on the PP. Purcell really has to shine in training camp to get PP time and 1st or 2nd line time. I cheer for the kid, but he has a tough road ahead of him.

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indeed i would put Hickey on if he makes the team but a little bit shuffled.

Purcell - Kopitar - Brown
Stoll - Doughty

Frolov - Handzus - Williams
Johnson - Hickey
Where's Smyth?

Purcell on the 1st PP unit, keep dreaming

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indeed i would put Hickey on if he makes the team but a little bit shuffled.

Purcell - Kopitar - Brown
Stoll - Doughty

Frolov - Handzus - Williams
Johnson - Hickey


Purcell will not be on the first unit.

Fro - Kopi - Brown/Smyth

Doughty - Johnson/Stoll

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Smith - Kopitar - Williams

Stoll - Doughty



Frolov- Handzus- Brown

Jack Johnson- Hickey

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There is a reason......
Purcell has a 1 year contract and the staff wanna see an absolute step up from him.
That is why i assume he will get PP time in the beginning.
That's not how it works.

And Mr. T taught us all about assuming. When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me.


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Frolov - Handzus - Brown
Stoll - Williams

Smyth - Kopitar - Purcell
Johnson - Doughty

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Frolov - Handzus - Brown
Stoll - Williams
Not even 1 d-man on the First PP unit? That's a recipe for a lot of shorthanders

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Smyth - Kopitar - Williams
Stoll - Doughty

Smyth/Williams on either side of the net, Kopitar above the right half-board, Kopitar/Doughty are the primary puckmovers/setup guys

Frolov - Handzus - Brown
Johnson - Hickey

Handzus/Brown on either side of the net, Frolov above the left half-board, Frolov is the primary puckmover either going down low/to the front or to Johnson for point shot/rebounds

exactly.

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PK?

4Man PK1

Stoll - Frolov

Scuderi - Greene

4Man PK2

Handzus- Simmonds

O`Donnell- Doughty

3Man PK1

Stoll

Scuderi- Greene

3Man PK2

Handzus

O´Donnell- Doughty


Is that it?

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Not even 1 d-man on the First PP unit? That's a recipe for a lot of shorthanders
If I remember correctly, last year we had more SH trouble with our "1st unit" that had 2 defensemen vs. our "2nd unit" which only had 1 defenseman

So I dont really think it's a factor

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If I remember correctly, last year we had more SH trouble with our "1st unit" that had 2 defensemen vs. our "2nd unit" which only had 1 defenseman

So I dont really think it's a factor
It's a huge factor. Putting two forwards on the point for the powerplay is just dumb.

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1st PP Unit

Smyth - Kopitar - Williams
Johnson - Doughty

2nd PP Unit
Frolov - Purcell - Brown
Stoll - Scuderi/Greene

Stoll would take the faceoff and then move to the point. I would like a defensive d-man out there with Stoll on the point. Handzus can replace Purcell if he doesn't make the team.

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08-20-2009, 05:58 PM
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It's a huge factor. Putting two forwards on the point for the powerplay is just dumb.
i dont necessarily agree with 5 forwards on the PP but there were plenty of teams that did it, i think it was mainly during 5 on 3's and towards the end of the game where the PP team was trailing.

it's not unheard of.

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Frolov - Handzus - Brown
Stoll - Williams

Smyth - Kopitar - Purcell
Johnson - Doughty
I'll have to agree with everyone else in saying having no defenseman on a PP line is unwise. However, using Williams on the point isn't an awful idea at all.

Smyth - Kopitar - Brown/Purcell
Stoll - Doughty

Frolov - Handzus - Purcell/Brown
Johnson - Williams

If Hickey does play, he can be rotated in slowly. Moller could also replace Purcell come mid-season if he isn't producing there.

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it's not unheard of.

I agree. It's not unheard of in special situations. But planning it that way? Hell no

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