The firings under GMGM all came at the right time, if not almost too late, based on the play of the teams at the time and in some cases the admitted fact that the coaches had no idea what to do next.
That said, the problem seems to be the culture and lack of a clear, consistent plan from the GM regarding style and roster that can be handed down to (or informed by) the coach.
Either way, you cannot play any kind of hybrid or attacking system without solid D-men throughout your roster and a consistent goaltender to anchor things when attack mode yields the inevitable rush the other way. You MUST build from the goal out, not one or two forwards back.
green will shoot. the pk is just making a priority of taking his shot away. they dont fear backstrom or brouwer and ribeiro really isnt in a shooting position.
why would any pk let green shoot?
To answer your question, because the goalie can see it and thus its an easy save.
Green rarely even moves along the blue to change the goalies angle. Yet you see guys like Erskine do it, on his most recent goal. We are not trying the screen. Why would he shoot?
Green is not shooting because that is not the play we are trying to run. The core of what we are trying to do is feed Brouwer and Ovi for one times.
I disagree, they are covering Brouwer. In fact, with our lack of quick passes and movement, he is the only one they have to cover. Green cant get a pass into Ovi's wheel house but once every 10 games. As a RH passer, the top right PKer can easily block that passing lane, and barely even has to move to do so. That pass lane is closed.
Green needs to slide towards left point to find a clear lane to Ovi. Still think a lefty there may be better - Poti perhaps.
I see some positives looking forward. As AO said we are still getting use to the system. Against the Pens we outscored them 2-1 on the 5 on 5. We had a PP goal. Our PK is something that needs definite improvement and it's our losing cause.