Dump. Chase. Barely set up zone control. Take a crappy shot into a completely blocked lane. Turnover.
We run an overload offense WAYYY too much. When we do actually set up the zone, intead of taking a horrible shot from the point immediately, we need to work on passing to open up the slot for a juicy one timer here and there. Actually crashing the net would be great too.
5 on 3 passing the puck around the perimeter for 40 seconds and taking a point shot that is blocked everytime, it's like watching Mark Sanchez keep missing open receivers...
not disagreeing that we can use a 2nd assistant to help things about...but lets be fair our pp has sucked for the same reasons long before torts or sully got here...outside of 93-94 with leetch and zubov running the point. and maybe one year with jagr, what other time in franchise history has the pp not underacheived?
coachs and players keep changing but results don't
so what you're trying to say is there's something in the water??
wtf does any of this have to do with the ***** PP that stands still and pass's back and forth?
This is how it does:
Bringing in a 2nd Assistant Coach who is strong tactically (and preferably with strong PP experience) would help this.
It isn't the personnel. Our first PP unit is star studded and includes a few "PP Specialists". Therefore, it must be coaching.
I'm suggesting leaving Sullivan but adding a second assistant who is stronger tactically and can actually run the mechanics of a powerplay. An externality is that it allows us to adjust strategy effectively when things aren't working rather than blindly shuffle lines.
Adding a RH d with a massive point shot because it keeps the PKers honest and less focused on the players down low. Therefore, providing more ability to move down low. A positive externality is the fact that it strengthens our pairings and gets Bickel out of the top six.
More forward depth (1 additional scorer) takes the strain off the first unit and allows the 2nd unit to not be write-off on the PP. An externality is that it also allows us not have a 4th line that's a liability.
yes that guy....but if you think about it, when our Power Play was lethal, it was not only Leetch but it was coupled with another PP Wiz in Zubov at the other point. That pairing was all-world and a dream fr any PP
Power play was still good after they traded Zubov.
Richards looks like the flu put him behind the rest of the team a bit as far as conditioning. He's getting gassed quickly on shifts then Torts double shifts him and he's just floating. The second game of the back to backs have been tuff for Richards so I'm pretty sure this is the issue with his game right now.