Why is there NEVER! any net presence on the PP? Really is one of the worst PP schemes on the planet, nothing but none screened shots from the point and passes that don't get though because everyone on the planet knows their coming. I guess putting someone like Bickell and having him plant himself in front of the net is too simplistic for this PP.
That's the least of our concerns. We don't get enough shots on net for "net presence" to really be much of a factor. First and foremost we need to quit hanging back by the bluline, and move up at least 5-7 to give our shooters more shots at being effective. From there we need quicker movement and far more movement without the puck. We are so easy to defend as we don't move and are very labored in our puck movement. If we have the puck much more than 2 seconds without moving with it we need to pass it on and continue the cycle. Get the defense moving to open up passing lanes and look for more one timers. Seriously, how many PPs in a row can we run without a legimate one timer? Most of the time we receive a pass, settle it, and wait for the defender to get in prime blocking position before launching a shot.
Net presence will only make a difference if we get more shots on net. Screening only works if there is something to screen. Rebounds only occur if/when shots get on net.
WOW. A new high, or is it low, for a rosy. My gawd. Wings are embarassing us again.
Hawks have panic in their game, hence are making the Wings look better than they are.
20 minutes left. Time for this teams character to come through, if they have any left.
Putting people in front of the net and settingng screens and knocking in rebounds is just not cool enough for this hipster team.
What is there to screen? Most of the time our shots are being blocked at the point of attack or they are zinging off the glass. Those things can't happen until we change our approach to get shots on net. If and when we do that I'm all for increasing net presence.
This is another big problem. I failed to mention they have a hard time entering on the PP, so winning faceoffs to create opportunities off the original setup is key.
PP has been a thorn in their side. They cant enter the zone without Kane or Leddy carrying he puck because they can't win a board battles when they dump the puck in. They r expecting Toews to win face offs win board battles and crash the net on the PP.
Being saying that for 3 years now, the PP needs to get basic, a man in front, like Buff and Kopecky used to do, shots when the lanes are open, less passing, more shots and more crashing of the net.
The team tries to make to the amazing happen or takes unscreened shots from the point that won't beat any goalie.
Get simple, basic and dirty.
We have mostly below average shooters when it comes to point shots. When you have below average shooters you need to collapse your PP to give your pointmen a chance to be effective. When we have 2-3 guys lingering by the blue line on most PP plays, we will not be effective. Having screeners doesn't do anything when shots aren't getting on net. And when they are they are usually of the weak ass variety.
Also, can we get "Shinpad" Keith off the PP? Isn't enough, enough? Leddy is a stud. Let him carry the mail and take better shots once they inevitably lose the draw and have to get the cleared pucks.
Yep. This is another indictment of how clueless Q is. Leddy has been an obviously better offensive threat for 2 years now. IMO he is the MOST important person we can have on PP1. He's an ace at carrying pucks in the zone, and has great presence in the o-zone.