Killiecrankie wrote:The powerplay in 1996 didn't have anyone in front of the net either. Since we are definitely not a shoot from the point style powerplay I don't think the lack of a true power forward in front of the net will hurt us. A powerplay as talented as ours is will score a lot of goals. Furthermore, the injury to Gonchar may have been a blessing in disguise, as now Sid or Geno will have to take charge and run the powerplay.
Agreed. Malone worked when Gonchar was taking 2-3 shots from the top of the point each pp. It's much more of a puck movement (dare I say it 90s style Penguins) power play. There isn't just one way to run a power play, and I think the Pens are figuring out the new way. Good riddence to Malone.