Pitts wrote:netwolf wrote:Pitts wrote:Of course, adding a speedy, smart winger like Hilbert hasn't hurt either.
Even if they have been playing him at center.
Winger, center, they're all the same, right?
netwolf wrote:Their recent improvement is due to two things in my view - they are being a bit more aggressive instead of reactionary and they are doing a much better job of clearing the zone when they get the puck on their stick. The latter is huge. Making a clear takes at least 15 second off every time you can do it.
Particulary against the Flyers on Sunday, they were doing a good job of forcing dump-ins on the PP. That leads to easier clears and the cycle repeats.
Daniel wrote:Reason for improvement? One word: Kolstov. Funny how a guy who couldn't pass to another forward in a 2 on 1 with no one else on the ice can clear the puck almost 100% of the time he touches it.
Him and Malkin would be one tremendous PK unit next year.
All hail Kolstov
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