I find it interesting how Carbo has been using Lang at the point lately...Not the guy you'd expect over there, but he's been pretty decent IMO.
He doesn't have a strong slapper, but he does have this really heavy shot that fires off really strangely...I don't think goalies expect it because he just whips it really quickly without looking like he's doing anything. I don't know how to explain it...But his shot is deceptive.
It seems to be working too. Creates rebounds that are leading to chances.
When I saw Lang at the point I was about to but then saw how he was pretty decent and actually getting shot through. It doesn't matter how hard the shot is if it misses. I like it, kind of surprising but it's somewhat working.
The Tanguay at the point experiment is not really bringing dividends. He may be more useful down low - maybe in place of Higgins, just to name someone, or to take Lang's now vacant spot if D'Agostini cools down.
Tanguay seems way more dangerous around the net than as a guy distributing the puck - that job should be Markov's anyway.
Tanguay is really good on the left side when on the PP. He either intentionaly shoots at the goalie so that someone tips it or someone gets the rebound. He created many chances like that earlier. I don't see him at the point.
What I am still not capable of accepting is why not Ak46 on the point. Let him learn from his mistakes. The guy should play 1:20 minutes on each PP. If not try kovy.
I wouldn't play him at the point but everytime he takes a shot he just makes it simple put in on net and get a rebound.Sometimes it will work but most of the time it will get blocked even before it makes it to the goalie
I didn't like him at all over there... He's right-handed forward who should be at the left side waiting for someone cross-sided pass.
I don't understand why they're not going back to what was working which is Markov left point, Kovalev right side, Koivu in front/back of the net, someone in the slot (AK46, Higgins, Lats, Lang) and a big left-handed point shot.
We already know that the best shooter is AK46.. if Carbo's afraid of his D, well why not use Hamrlik? He's got a good acurate shot and very good vision and he's a defenceman who spent all his career playing the PP except under Carbonneau... why is he not there?
And if people really want a right-handed shot on the point... call-up Weber and trade/waive O'Byrne or Dandy.
I know he is by no means a goal-scorer, but what do you think of having Gorges on the point as the second Dman? What I like about him is he is a very smart player and sees the ice well. Could he play a role in distributing the puck?? I know he doesn't give a one-timer, just thinking of who else could be put on the point.