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11-19-2010, 02:49 PM
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Wingers playing point.

I noticed sometimes on the powerplay
wingers will play the point and defenseman will play down low. I've seen Ovechkin play point on pp (and I hear he'll change to a 120flex stick from a 79 during it) and Pronger screen the goalie in front.

What's usually the reason coaches want this to happen on the powerplay?

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11-19-2010, 03:12 PM
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Whenever someone moves to a different position, somebody else has to fill that open spot. Otherwise, you'd have two guys playing the same position at the same time, and that's a bad thing.

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11-19-2010, 04:12 PM
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I think he's talking about guys who regularly play out of position on the PP. Ovechkin doesn't go to the point to cover, he's there from the start of the powerplay.

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11-19-2010, 04:17 PM
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This happens on the Devils regularly, with Brian Rolston moving from wing to the play point.

In this particular situation he does it because he has a huge slap shot, way better then a d-man would have in his place.

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11-19-2010, 05:41 PM
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Wingers will play the point if they play an umbrella on the power play, but also, if they have a bomb of a shot, coaches will put them up top or if they are really big (pronger or chara) coaches will put them in front of the net

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Usually if a forward has a howitzer of a slapshot from the point then it's a good idea for him to take the position on the powerplay. Ovechkin, Stoll come to mind.

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This happens to me regularly in beer league. I'll encourage the defenseman to rush up and drop back to cover the point. I also have to rush back first to our defensive zone and then we switch back. It's actually really fun.

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For PP situations a forward on the point is because they are good powerplay quarterbacks(B. Richards, St Louis), and can run the powerplay much better from there. Or they have a wicked slapshot(Ovechkin, Stamkos). A Dman will play forward veryyyyy rarely on the PP, but when they do its usually cause they are huge and use them for a screen.

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