The biggest problem with the power play has been entering the zone, but overall I don't really think it has looked all that bad, especially considering it does have a significantly different look than in years past. The team is middle of the pack early on so far this season in terms of PP %. There is a tendency on our boards for posters to greatly exaggerate how bad the PP is.
EDIT: Devs PP % was middle of the pack for the season last year as well. Reading on here, you would think they were dead last.
That's why I didn't single out the PP specifically, but rather both PK and PP. Today wasn't so bad in terms of entering the zone but overall this season it hasn't been good, to say the least. The penalty kill was awful tonight, no way around that. I'd like to think that's because Fayne was out of the line-up but that isn't the single cause. Either way, special teams in general needs improvement, that's all.
Missed the game but pretty must got the jist.. How did Larson play? (didnt read through the gdt at all)
he played well. incredibly patient with the puck in the defensive zone. one or two turnovers from bad board bounces. tipped a ****ing islanders goal in though. im confident he'll learn from it. marty will most likely have a talk with him.
still bummed about the loss nothing good beer and hookah won't fix.