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YOU Be the Coach: Who should be on the Point on the PP?

View Poll Results: Who should MAN THE POINT on the PP?
Girardi 7 10.94%
McD 57 89.06%
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04-24-2013, 02:20 PM
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Hate him if you will but try and make some sense; that alone will add to the discussion.
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04-24-2013, 02:28 PM
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McD has been pretty decent at scoring points in the NHL. 7th in ES points last year (among D-men) and curretly 13th. He doesn't get PP time so he can't score points there.

Girardi isn't a better RH option at the point than Strålman, who possesses a better shot, more willingness to use it, and is better at moving laterally along the blue-line.
He was 7th in ES scoring, but he also logged top 5 minutes. His p/60 rating is more telling of his offensive capabilities. Very average, but best on team last yr. If he had a RH shot, then yeah, I'd say he should be on the PP. While having these tools, McDonagh is not a smart offensive hockey player. I don't think Stralman is that good either.

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Yeah, lets give McD 30 minutes of ice time a night instead. Thatll turn out well

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Girardi can't hit the net. I also like McDonagh's skating so if you pair him with a forward, he can get back on a counter attack. Can't let up shorties in the playoffs.

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He scored on one in the playoffs last year I believe against Holtby and I think it was a game winner.
Yep. i also believe he shot a wicked one timer in the slot off a feed from JT. It wasn't a goal so I'm gonna assume it was on a backup

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That poll!

Girardi is useless as a pointman and should essentially be our last choice on the point among defensemen, only ahead of Eminger. He's a very effective defensive defenseman, but he's a terrible breakout player and not an effective QB by any stretch of the imagination. He's a below average passer and puckhandler, never shoots and only has a wrister that he can occasionally pray will be accurate enough and completely screened to result in a goal. Which almost never happens.

McD has the tools, but not the patience yet. It feels like he has hit a rut offensively this season and shouldn't be on the point either. He doesn't shoot enough and that's a problem, because his passing and offensive awareness doesn't make up for it. He sure has potential though.

My choices for PP pointmen:
Zuccarello: Easily our most creative player and a fantastic passer. His point shot is acceptable, nothing more.
Strålman: Sadly our only defenseman that can actually shoot the puck and hit the net. He's a smooth passer too. He's a poor man's QB, but unfortunately we're a very poor team in this regard.
Brassard: Also a great passer and creative with the puck. Has a good shot. Give him a chance.
Richards: He has a real good shot when he uses it and still isn't dead yet. When he's alive, he's still good. He should be our great PP QB on the team, but sadly, he isn't.


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04-24-2013, 03:52 PM
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whoever has the hardest shot on the team.
This^, of the 2 listed only choices, McD.

But the real answer, atm, is Staal.
Of the D, he has the best shot.

There is room to improve and we need multiple options including a righty, but again of the D, he has the best shot.

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04-24-2013, 04:34 PM
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John Moore. Add him to the list.

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04-24-2013, 05:38 PM
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McDonagh and Del Zotto; 1st unit

Staal and Stralman; 2nd unit

(Eminger as "5th man", not kidding)

edit: forgot about Moore, he plays for Staal, if well he's the guy and Staal number 5)

Send G and Staal on the ice after the PP.

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The answer is it doesn't matter if none of them shoot through traffic. Which none of them do.
Bingo. EK is a God at this.

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John Moore. Add him to the list.

Apparently, he had a 98 mph shot at some skills competition. If this is true, I'd give him a chance

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