I thought the first pp looked good. Lots of chances just no finish. You can't blame all the pp woes on him. Im all for a change but don't think its all fowlers fault either. Selanne has been just as bad on the pp imo.
The 1st unit was winging it that last time. You could see the players going to areas they normally wouldn't. It was kind of like a pond hockey unit. I think the PP's biggest problem is it's predictable(and the two biggest keys to it have been bad, and that's Selanne and Lubo). Fowler has never been the key to the unit. The players look for Lubo's shot, and for Selanne in his spot. Those are the money shots on that unit.
It's pretty scary to me that I get more excited when bonino/beleskey/cogliano/whoever bruce decides to throw on that line gets in the dallas zone. When RPG or the finns do it....I always assume a turnover. And yup...they aren't doing anything. Bonino has been excellent lately. He wins battles and he is great down low. Very smart player.
Palmieri does not hustle to loose pucks and he is not strong on the puck. He needs to work on that.
I have always been a fan of Beleskey, through thick & thin. He hustles, finishes his checks, and some offense is beginning to show. I like him in our 4th line for some future years. I want George gone. He does nothing on the ice. He is worthless.