Not going to say that Fedor had himself a great game. He screwed up on the first Surovy goal. However I have been wondering why lately the Rangers continued to insist on using Malik and Roszival so much on the powerplay and why Tyutin was hardly getting a sniff. In today's game he looked pretty good from the point. I hope
Mr. Renney will use Fedor more there.
And although I may get lynched for this...I still like Poti on the 1st PP Unit, he has earned it and played well on it. Like you implied though eco, he should replace Malik or Rozsival on the 2nd...
I totally agree. Poti has been playing exceptionally well for us, especially on the power play. I think Tyutin should see some time on the point tho maybe on the second uinit tho, although the second unit is used very sparingly.
also, Tyutin made some really obvious mistakes, but he made a lot of good plays as well
Agreed. I felt he had a really strong game against the Isles with some minor mistakes sprinkled in. Today was a little bit of an adventure but like you said, as many positives as negatives. I wonder if he doesn't benefit more from playing with Kaspar. I am not saying that Strudwick brought his game down as Tyutin himself is making better plays...
Point is that if Tyutin has the ability to be a No. 2 defenseman like many of us I hope would think he can-- then he is not going to be just a stay at home d and he is going to need a two way game. We're half way through the season and we've been watching Poti and his 13 pts. and Malik and Roszival and their 9 pts. each and Straka and now Rucinsky and none of them have been all that hot on the pwp at the point. We've hardly seen Fedor except for maybe the last couple games and here he is all of a sudden and there's a goal and an assist and he didn't look nervous he handled and passed and shot the puck very well. Malik really is a stay at home D. He has no business being on the Pwp except late in games when we're up by a goal if you think his defense is going to help you preserve the lead. We need to put Tyutin in situations which he should certainly be able to handle which will help him grow as a player. And to be honest with you I like the way Poti has played the last couple months more than I've ever seen him play---however saying he has earned all this powerplay time when he hasn't really produced a hell of a lot with it doesn't make sense to me. I don't see how he's earned it anymore than anyone else.
although on the PP at least, Poti has more points per PP minutes, for whatever that's worth. I think Poti and Tyutin would complement each other well on the PP.
Poti's been showing some signs of awakening here Fletch so I don't really have a problem seeing him used on point right now. All I'm saying is he's not really put up that much offense this year for us on the pwp. And the Pwp is something to me that is stat driven. You either are producing points or you're not.
What I've always liked about Tyutin on the PP is that, (1) he gets his shot on net, and (2) he handles the puck with poise. I don't think he can quarterback a PP like Leetch, but can man the secondary point, and put himself in shooting position.