Va Beach Pens Fan wrote:I have a sincere question, I brought this question up on my blog but wanted to ask it here as well.
With the exception of making it easier to keep pucks in the zone (because the puck's on their forehand), what could possibly be the advantages of having a left-handed shot on the left point, and a right-handed shot on the right point ??
I just don't understand it, could someone please help me see the light ???
K2 wrote:One advantage is that it's much easier for a righty to one-time a shot from the left point because his body is naturally "open" to both the net and the passer
SMTM wrote:The main advantage is to keep the puck in the zone on your forehand. True, you lose the one timer, but unlike Gonchar, most defenseman have a hard time keeping the puck in the zone when it is fired up the boards with their backhand. While it might seem logical to have the one-timer available, if you can't keep the puck in the zone it won't matter about the shots from the points. That is what makes Gonchar so special for the powerplay. Quite honestly, the only player on the pens that comes close to his skating style and stick skill is Goligoski, and is his awfully green.
Va Beach Pens Fan wrote:K2 wrote:One advantage is that it's much easier for a righty to one-time a shot from the left point because his body is naturally "open" to both the net and the passer
I agree with you bud, but that wasn't my question, just the opposite...
ZenPenguin wrote: - Play Malkin on the point on the PP
- Put all your best players on the 1st PP unit, so the 2nd is worthless.