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01-19-2012, 10:26 PM
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Or if they had picked literally ANYONE other than Huge Specimen in 2003.
Well... They could have picked Brian Boyle and we would be in the same place lol.

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01-19-2012, 10:34 PM
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The power play struggled last year so they brought in McCabe. Didn't work. Then they bring in Brad Richards in the offseason. Hasn't worked yet.

The coaching staff has done an excellent job but something has to be done to fix the power play. There's enough talent to have a good one. No excuses. It's almost impossible to win in the playoffs without one.

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01-19-2012, 10:51 PM
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The power play struggled last year so they brought in McCabe. Didn't work. Then they bring in Brad Richards in the offseason. Hasn't worked yet.

The coaching staff has done an excellent job but something has to be done to fix the power play. There's enough talent to have a good one. No excuses. It's almost impossible to win in the playoffs without one.
They didn't bring in Richards for the power play but granted, he was expected to add something to it. As evidenced, he's been a ghost in the PP. A good playoff team doesn't get 2 icings in one power play.

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01-20-2012, 01:40 AM
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imagine how much better this team would be with Pavel Datsyuk. ooooooooh

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Bergeron from TB for a point shot and PP specialist although you would not want him out in the last 5 minutes of a one goal game ! Cheap contract too ! We likely would have to dress 7 D with Bergeron being used on the PP for the most part unless Torts can get him playing at least a little better defensive game .

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One thing that hasn't made sense to me for the entirety of Torts' and Sullivan's tenure here is why they are so hesitant to put shooters on their off-wing on the power play. It's always lefty shooter on the left point and righty shooter on the right point... it makes it very awkward for the point men to put the puck on net quickly and with authority.

It's so much easier to shoot when you're on the offwing, especially if you're on the point on the PP, hence why guys (and righty shots) like Stamkos and Ovechkin are usually on the left point on the PP. I understand that we don't have shooters of that caliber but it's so blatantly obvious to me when watching this team's power play that the point men aren't at all threatening.

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01-20-2012, 10:21 PM
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One thing that hasn't made sense to me for the entirety of Torts' and Sullivan's tenure here is why they are so hesitant to put shooters on their off-wing on the power play. It's always lefty shooter on the left point and righty shooter on the right point... it makes it very awkward for the point men to put the puck on net quickly and with authority.

It's so much easier to shoot when you're on the offwing, especially if you're on the point on the PP, hence why guys (and righty shots) like Stamkos and Ovechkin are usually on the left point on the PP. I understand that we don't have shooters of that caliber but it's so blatantly obvious to me when watching this team's power play that the point men aren't at all threatening.
It's easier for the opposing defensemen to strip the puck that way though. Granted, it would be a great system to get quick one-t shots off, but that's considering our passing game is A+.

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My answer to that is that even when NYR are on the PP they are more concerned with Defense and having the point man able to keep the puck deep and on the forecheck then they are if taking risky plays like one timers or having a D man not be able to play a 50/50 puck and have an odd man rush . DGMW , Torts has instilled a certain brand of discipline and accountability that has led us to the top teams through the first half but it is offensively stifling and now past the half way mark the NYR are more concerned with nit making a bad play and content to chip it deep and grind . The patience game is all well and good if your top 6 are scoring timely goals . Now that the wells run dry how is that working out ?

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My answer to that is that even when NYR are on the PP they are more concerned with Defense and having the point man able to keep the puck deep and on the forecheck then they are if taking risky plays like one timers or having a D man not be able to play a 50/50 puck and have an odd man rush . DGMW , Torts has instilled a certain brand of discipline and accountability that has led us to the top teams through the first half but it is offensively stifling and now past the half way mark the NYR are more concerned with nit making a bad play and content to chip it deep and grind . The patience game is all well and good if your top 6 are scoring timely goals . Now that the wells run dry how is that working out ?
I don't think our players have the patience to PLAY the patience game, at this point, you know? We start smacking shots away without a clean grip on the puck, or dump and chase and then kick it out to the D who sends it back in. It can get ridiculous.

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