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10-13-2009, 11:20 AM
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Put on Alfredsson as the powerplay QB already

Ever since 2006 when Pominville scored that goal to eliminate us from the playoffs against Buffalo, the team has never been a good PP team. Our ranking has been mediocre every season since and we don't look as dangerous, particularly 5 on 3.
I don't understand why they don't go back to Alfredsson on the point because when he was there on a consistent basis, he controlled it, used his shot well and could make smart plays. Yes, he had some guys who complimented the unit well at the time in Bonk, Havlat, Hossa and Redden, but for 3-4 seasons, they were always in the top 5. There is plenty of talent here that could easily get it into the top 10.
Think about some of the guys we have used back there in recent years and the failure it has been. Fisher and Shannon in recent years, which is a joke. They don't have the control or composure of Alfredsson with the puck.

Is it just me, or is it that obvious to put him back on the point for the powerplay?

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10-13-2009, 11:51 AM
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I want to see this too. Alfie has scored countless goals in the past from back on the point, hes also real good at entering the zone on the PP. Kovalev is too slow carrying the pick in the zoen because he skates in zig zags. I would like to see Alfie back there, with Kovalev on the half boards, where he scored countless goals coming from there.

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10-13-2009, 11:56 AM
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He was PP QB on the 5 on 3 last night and all he did was bobble the puck.

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10-13-2009, 11:59 AM
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I still can't quite figure out why Shannon is playing the point instead of Alfredsson, though I admit that I think he looks pretty good back there.

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I still can't quite figure out why Shannon is playing the point instead of Alfredsson, though I admit that I think he looks pretty good back there.
Define "looks pretty good".

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The opposition would finally have to respect a shot from the point again. Not having the big shot back there hurts our chances down low.

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I'd like to see that too, been a while since it was a regular thing, get him into the groove

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Shannon is on the point for his mobility, like a rover. Alfie brings that big shot from the point that we have lacked for years. We all remember his ability to take 1 timers.

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Right circle/right half boards: Kovalev
Right Point: Kuba
Left Point: Alfredsson
Left circle/slot/front of net: Cheechoo (right shot)
Behind the net/left half boards: Spezza

Inverted shots on the point, Alfie can feed Kuba one timers, vice-versa


Basically....stack PP1.

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I don't care where Alfie is, but please, PLEASE somebody make sure Kovalev isn't on the point for the pp anymore ever ever ever again.
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Right circle/right half boards: Kovalev
Right Point: Kuba
Left Point: Alfredsson
Left circle/slot/front of net: Cheechoo (right shot)
Behind the net/left half boards: Spezza

Inverted shots on the point, Alfie can feed Kuba one timers, vice-versa


Basically....stack PP1.
Me likey

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He was PP QB on the 5 on 3 last night and all he did was bobble the puck.
This.

Was the memory of Alfie playing the point last night on the 5 on 3 so horrible that you've all collectively banished it from your thoughts?

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Cheechoo-Spezza-Kovalev
Kuba-Picard (Picard is the triggerman, Kuba is a good set-up man)

Michalek-Fisher-Alfredsson
Campoli-Shannon (very fast to recover from turnovers)

Karlsson might be going back to juniors soon and Lee should be called up. Have Regin, Foligno, Neil and Lee play some PP time too, depending on who's hot and who's not.

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This.

Was the memory of Alfie playing the point last night on the 5 on 3 so horrible that you've all collectively banished it from your thoughts?
Wow, you're right! Alfie had a bad PP last night, so he must suck on the point now. Make sense or don't bother commenting.

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Wow, you're right! Alfie had a bad PP last night, so he must suck on the point now.
Is that what he said?

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Is that what he said?
I'm jumping to conclusions on the insinuation. This is the jump to conclusions board isn't it?

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Right circle/right half boards: Kovalev
Right Point: Kuba
Left Point: Alfredsson
Left circle/slot/front of net: Cheechoo (right shot)
Behind the net/left half boards: Spezza
Exactly what I've been hoping for since the pre-season. Kovalev has been gold on the PP over the years and it's from the right half-boards. There is no reason to have him on the point. Use strengths to your advantage.

The second unit wouldn't look bad either.

Michalek, Fisher, Foligno
Campoli, Karlsson/Shannon

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10-14-2009, 03:55 PM
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Define "looks pretty good".
He can walk the line, does a good job at getting the puck down low and doesn't appear to be a huge liability. What more could you ask for from Shannon?

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Anyone who can be a threat from the point in terms of being able to score off the slapshot or even just hit the net consistently when people are standing in front would be a huge improvement. When you have a shot on the point other teams have to respect it and leave a defender up high to gaurd it. Otherwise teams just collapse down around their goalie and prevent the forwards from creating anything down low.

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He was PP QB on the 5 on 3 last night and all he did was bobble the puck.
I'm sorry to break it to you, Spanky. But that wasn't the puck he was bobbling.

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He can walk the line, does a good job at getting the puck down low and doesn't appear to be a huge liability. What more could you ask for from Shannon?
What less could you ask for from Shannon?

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