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04-10-2011, 09:31 AM
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Back Seat Coaching: How to Fix the NYR Powerplay?

If we're going to make any noise during the playoffs, the power play is going to have to do something other than piss momentum away.

Our PP is 1 for 27 since March 22nd (3.7%). Absolutely terrible. Prior to that we went 9 for 23 between and March 6th and March 20th (39.1%). Absolutely amazing. Of course, prior to that, immediately after acquiring Bryan McCabe, we went 1 for 15 (6.6%). That gives us a total of 11 for 65 since acquiring McCabe (~16.9%).

I don't know what we were doing differently in the beginning to middle of March, but let's do it again! We need to get back to at least a respectable PP% (~20%) if we want to do anything this off season.

As much as I have criticized him this season and last, with Callahan injured and Drury back, Drury must be given an opportunity on the PP in front of the net, not on the point. I don't see any other single move that actually has a chance of turning things around. In any scenario, our PP point men are going to be a major area of concern. We just don't have many good options there.

As such, I'd suggest the units be comprised of the following pieces:

Drury - Prospal - Gaborik
Staal/Stepan/Wolski - McCabe

Dubinsky - Anisimov - Boyle
Stepan/Wolski/Staal - Girardi

PP goal stats this year.

Callahan has 10.
Gaborik has 7.
McCabe and Staal both have 4.
Boyle, who gets very little PP time, has 4 PP goals this year.
Christensen also has 4.
Stepan has 3.
Anisimov 3.
Dubinsky 3.
Prospal 2 (in only 29 games).
Wolski has 1.

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04-10-2011, 09:41 AM
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More shots from McCabe. He's been trying to dish the puck more and more but it's not working.

Keep it simple. Shot on net and then find the rebound.

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04-10-2011, 09:55 AM
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1-Create traffic in front of the net.

2-Get the puck on net.

3-Don't be fancy.

4-Outwork the opponent on the boards and for loose pucks.

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04-10-2011, 09:58 AM
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If we're going to make any noise during the playoffs, the power play is going to have to do something other than piss momentum away.

Our PP is 1 for 27 since March 22nd (3.7%). Absolutely terrible. Prior to that we went 9 for 23 between and March 6th and March 20th (39.1%). Absolutely amazing. Of course, prior to that, immediately after acquiring Bryan McCabe, we went 1 for 15 (6.6%). That gives us a total of 11 for 65 since acquiring McCabe (~16.9%).

I don't know what we were doing differently in the beginning to middle of March, but let's do it again! We need to get back to at least a respectable PP% (~20%) if we want to do anything this off season.

As much as I have criticized him this season and last, with Callahan injured and Drury back, Drury must be given an opportunity on the PP in front of the net, not on the point. I don't see any other single move that actually has a chance of turning things around. In any scenario, our PP point men are going to be a major area of concern. We just don't have many good options there.

As such, I'd suggest the units be comprised of the following pieces:

Drury - Prospal - Gaborik
Staal/Stepan/Wolski - McCabe

Dubinsky - Anisimov - Boyle
Stepan/Wolski/Staal - Girardi

PP goal stats this year.

Callahan has 10.
Gaborik has 7.
McCabe and Staal both have 4.
Boyle, who gets very little PP time, has 4 PP goals this year.
Christensen also has 4.
Stepan has 3.
Anisimov 3.
Dubinsky 3.
Prospal 2 (in only 29 games).
Wolski has 1.
Maybe it has something to do with Rozival departure?

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04-10-2011, 10:00 AM
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I think it starts with winning a faceoff, and being able to carry the puck into the zone and set it up. If we dump it in to the offensive zone, we have to get the puck, and then set up. It is a real killer to the PP when we dump it in and then the other team gets an easy clear.

I like Drury on the first unit with Gabs and Prospal. McCabe and Staal should be the points. Lots of shots from the point. If we wanna make some noise we need big time PP goals, and they should come from these 5 players to start. Alond with Dubi, Boyle, Ani and whoever else gets PP time.

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1-Create traffic in front of the net.

2-Get the puck on net.

3-Don't be fancy.

4-Outwork the opponent on the boards and for loose pucks.
dont overpass the puck.

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04-10-2011, 10:37 AM
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Shoot the ****ing puck. #boom

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You can see teams are now keeping their forwards up high on our PP to take away McCabe's shot. To keep them honest, we should be bringing the puck into the slot from the sideboards.

But at the end of the day, just keep it simple stupid. Get bodies in front and put the puck on net.

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04-10-2011, 10:45 AM
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That has been a huge problem all season...the point guys can't one time the shots...you could go have a bathroom break and come back and they still would be teeing it up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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04-10-2011, 10:47 AM
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Shoot the ****ing puck. #boom
THIS^

Also, this applies at all times not just the PP

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04-10-2011, 11:26 AM
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movement, were far too stationary, stationary=much easier to block shots due to clogged lanes. clogged lanes=less willing to shoot. less willing to shoot = less shots on goal. less shots on goal = fewer goals.

MOVE THOSE FEET!!!!!

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^ Movement is definitely an issue. Getting to rebounds too. How many times do we see a juicy rebound in the slot, but nobody's there. That is annoying.

Move your feet. Shoot the puck. Crash the net. Profit!

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1. Outnumber them on the boards
2. Get a body in the slot to draw a defender and screen the goalie
3. Circulate the puck to spread out the players
4. Use the point/don't **** up a pass at the point
5. Shoot the puck/don't miss the net

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04-10-2011, 11:59 AM
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Drury and McCabe on the PP. It worked with that dolt Kotalik in Buffalo, it can work with McCabe.

And yes, they do need to move more. Much more.

But there isn't much you can do to really make this team's PP good, especially with the best player on the team out of the lineup. You need better players.

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04-10-2011, 12:35 PM
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Get Cally healthy and keep doing what we were doing before he went down. We were on the right path, and I do not think we have potential to really be better then that on the PP.

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you guys make this sound so difficult.

1. fire off the pass. a lot.


the NYR accept a pass and then look for what to do. firing off the pass forces d-men to rush into the lane and dive to shot block. It makes it easier to look like you're miving around a lot more, when the defense is forced to open up holes in their coverage. when you fire off the pass #1 they don't have a chance to get in your lane. #2 the goalie doesn't have a chance to adjust enough to control the rebound. #3 d-men go flying everywhere trying to block shots, and eventually you can fake a shot or two and step into the void of the sliding d-man. #4 players in front always know the puck is coming, so go for the deflection, crash the net, and/or retrieve the puck right away gives them the advantage of always knowing what's coming. #5 it opens up lanes down low to pass through the top of the crease for backdoor bang-ins, by d-men purposefully missing the net and banging it down off the back-boards to the guys on the sides of the net, to quickly move to each other (kinda like the Habs do over and over)

look at every good NHL PP, and it's lots of one-timers. So it's no wonder the team's with the biggest cannons have the better PP's. McCabe, Gaborik, Christensen, STaal, Girardi, and Sauer have plenty hard enough shots to make it work.

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Get a power foward to stick his mug in front of the crease.
Take tons of shots. (Im looking at you McCabe)
Search for rebounds.

This team tries to get too cute with passing and truth is, we do not have that much talent in terms of finesse. Still, a goal is a goal. Cally's 4 against Philly were the ugliest i've seen, but they registered.

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Fire Tom Renney and Perry Pearn?

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1. Quit the passing, it doesn't really scare the opposition.
2. Shoot! How else would the puck go in the net?
3. Screen the goalie. With Cally out I'm afraid no one will do this.
4. Spread out a bit more. All three forwards don't have to be on the right of the goalie.
5. Get rebounds. Doing the above 2 things can help with this.

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I prefer the K.I.S.S. method.

Keep It Simple Stupid!

Pretty much what others have said, move, shoot, screen.

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My personal opinion is to keep point men that will not panic when the crowd gets on them. The "shoot it's" that reign down are detrimental no matter how you slice it. If there is no lane, don't take the shot.

I loved the power play when Jags used to play down low and from the circle. He and Nylander cycling was a thing of beuaty. Nowadays there is a different make up. I do think that the club needs to get more pucks on net and down low and crash for rebounds. For some reason they got away from that a bit.

Lastly, I think they need to work Boyle in on the PP more than they do.

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Fire Tom Renney and Perry Pearn?
It's funny how despite an almost entirely different team and coaching staff, our PP still sucks and our PK is still good.

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My personal opinion is to keep point men that will not panic when the crowd gets on them. The "shoot it's" that reign down are detrimental no matter how you slice it. If there is no lane, don't take the shot.
That happens at literally every single arena in the NHL though.

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get voros in front of the net.
for the pp unit I say you should have boyle in front of the net hes bigest guy we have and does have over 20 goals and it is playoffs there gona hit you so boyle would be the best fit there. if he doesnt park himself in front of the net put someone there who will. and other forwards should be either gaborik and prospal or dubinski and have mcabe and wolski on the back. I like stall hes one of the best pure defenders but lets be honest his offensive skills arent there and wolski does many good things from the point he does have a good shot when he decides to shot hes one of the best passers on the team keeps the puck in and looks calm there and makes good plays he or mcabe can one time it and wolski can make the extra pass to. but it is key to have that one guy just siting in front of the net

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My personal opinion is to keep point men that will not panic when the crowd gets on them. The "shoot it's" that reign down are detrimental no matter how you slice it. If there is no lane, don't take the shot.

I loved the power play when Jags used to play down low and from the circle. He and Nylander cycling was a thing of beuaty. Nowadays there is a different make up. I do think that the club needs to get more pucks on net and down low and crash for rebounds. For some reason they got away from that a bit.

Lastly, I think they need to work Boyle in on the PP more than they do.
I agree on that...Boyle should be used more . We had a game awhile back and we had a 5 on 3 and we never scored and we had nobody in front of the net...Boyle with his size and reach should have been used. I actually think we had two 5 on 3's...and we lost the game ...can't recall who we were playing .

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