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07-26-2012, 02:00 PM
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Atrocious Powerplay

Alrighty boys. We've all seen it at one point or another during the season. It was absolutely disgusting trying to stomach the powerplay. There were a few times in the season where we would score powerplay goals in several consecutive games, and then it went away. I get the feeling that if Torts just watched ANY other team's powerplay it would improve. For the love of god, Torts used to be a POWERPLAY SPECIALIST in Buffalo. So the point of this thread is I just wanted to know what you fellow blueshirts think we should do to fix the powerplay. ENJOY!!

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Put Nash on it.

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More movement, FRONT the net, better passing.

I can't even remember how many times on the PP there was no one screening the net. A lot of this shown against Ottawa giving Anderson free shots in the chest.

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Put Nash on it.

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To be fair having someone who loves to blast shots from anywhere (Nash) will be a great addition and should help the PP. Also being able to tire out a defense with all the offensive options we have is a legit possibility.

It comes down to the players themselves. The coach can tell them the style and formation he wants them to use, but its up to the players to take advantage of the situations which appear in the game or even initiating a situation whether it be faking the shot, toe dragging, or finding an open man on the weak side. This should be an exciting team to watch this year, and the PP has to get better, with the amount of time these players have spent on the ice with each other, something has to give. They have to start to know each other and feed off the play that they know a team mate is going to be able to make.

I don't know if we will see a drastic increase but we should see more goals on the PP. I imagine teams will also be very scared to give us a PP because of our offensive options. They have to be willing to punish teams which forget this.

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More movement, FRONT the net, better passing.

I can't even remember how many times on the PP there was no one screening the net. A lot of this shown against Ottawa giving Anderson free shots in the chest.
This.

Zero, and I mean zero presence in front of the net. It's such backwards logic.

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Put Nash on it.

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I feel like our players are afraid to make a play. Like Torts has them scared out of their mind if they try. But in all honesty it's better than just taking what seems 40mph wrist shots from the blue line with no screens...

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This.

Zero, and I mean zero presence in front of the net. It's such backwards logic.
You have to control the puck before you can get to the net.

Our biggest problem on the PP is entering the zone and setting up. Once they get set up they tend to get some good lucks, but it always takes 40 seconds just to make it through the neutral zone and then 40 more before they can get set up.

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You have to control the puck before you can get to the net.

Our biggest problem on the PP is entering the zone and setting up. Once they get set up they tend to get some good lucks, but it always takes 40 seconds just to make it through the neutral zone and then 40 more before they can get set up.
Totally agree. Our biggest problem was too often it took more than half the power play to finally set up in the offensive zone.

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The power play was fine in the postseason. Nash should help, especially when you consider Duninsky and AA rarely saw PP ice time.

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Totally agree. Our biggest problem was too often it took more than half the power play to finally set up in the offensive zone.
While I've been skeptical of the Nash deal, I do think this is an area where he can help. He's an excellent stickhandler, he has good speed, and he has the reach to protect the puck well. Those are all skills that help tremendously in establishing the zone.

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Totally agree. Our biggest problem was too often it took more than half the power play to finally set up in the offensive zone.
90% of the Rangers fans think "half the power play" is when the puck just crossed the blueline and people start shouting "shoot" instantly when the puck gets in to the zone. While I completely agree that the PP had problems last year, I do have to point out that the crowd brings a little pressure to the players as well by being a little impatient and negative.

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What will be the 1st blueline pairing look like? MDZ and Richards? I was hoping McDonaugh will get some actual PP time

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Shoot for the goalies' chest with a half-assed wrister. That's the only way to get a good PP.

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Stop losing the face off at the start of every power play!

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mitchell isnt on it anymore so its already better. now get boyle the **** away from the power play. put nash callahan gaborik richards and del zotto/staal on and it should be a solid unit and the other unit put hags step kreider del zotto/staal and stralman that should be a solid second unit

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Park Callahan right outside the crase and Nash in the hashmarks. Have Richards, Gabby, MDZ shoot on net. We had literally NO net-front presence last season. NONE. We would make all this fancy passing and take a shot right into the goalie who would give out rebounds but no one was there to get them and the D would clear the zone and we'd never get the puck back in. So frustrating

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put a Adam Graves circa-1994 on it

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Our PP is basically 5 guys standing around the perimeter passing it around for 2 minutes. Shoot, screen, skate, switch sides, do something--anything! It's the worst coached PP I've ever seen. They literally stand there for 2 minutes.

I don't care if we get Wayne Gretzky, it's not gonna work until the philosophy -or should I say, lack of any philosophy whatsoever- changes.

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You have to control the puck before you can get to the net.

Our biggest problem on the PP is entering the zone and setting up. Once they get set up they tend to get some good lucks, but it always takes 40 seconds just to make it through the neutral zone and then 40 more before they can get set up.
While I agree that our inability to set up the zone was a major factor in it being so poor, even when the zone was established it was very rare anyone went to the net.

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mitchell isnt on it anymore so its already better.
Definitely this! It is nice to see that Torts will no longer have the power to do this. But he might fall in love with Asham on the power play, so there is some risk there. The addition of Nash is also an improvement.

Our biggest problem now is that our players listen to our coaches. If they were smart, they would tell Richards to coach the Power Play. The guy has forgotten more about Power Plays than our entire coaching staff knows.

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It starts by putting the point men on their off-wings and setting up the one-timer properly and sending a man in front of the net.

If they don't get Doan, this is an area that Arnott can help. He has no qualms about parking himself in front of that net and screening the goalie and he's tough as all hell to move once there.

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