What is Wrong With the Power Play?

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What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby Alejandro Rojas on Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:53 am

Might as well get started on the right foot.
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby Great58 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:07 am

Paul Martin.
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby KG on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:08 am

Nothing a little Sergei Gonchar can't fix................ :)
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby viva la ben on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:30 am

Fact: zero power play goals at this point
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby Eismann on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:34 am

Geno and Sid on the same unit, that's the problem. Any 'relegated to the 2nd unit' yammer is just bs. Either one of those guys coming over the boards to face the opponent's weaker pk is an advantage that is waiting to be exploited. They can easily get similar pp time, too.
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby Lesky on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:47 am

Great58 wrote:Paul Martin.


Don´t tell me Martin is going to be on the PP this season? :pop:
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby shmenguin on Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:46 am

Eismann wrote:Geno and Sid on the same unit, that's the problem. Any 'relegated to the 2nd unit' yammer is just bs. Either one of those guys coming over the boards to face the opponent's weaker pk is an advantage that is waiting to be exploited. They can easily get similar pp time, too.


We only have 1 defenseman who is capable on the PP. as long as that's true, we will never split our forwards up. No matter who is out there, if the point men are Martin and niskanen, the unit won't score.
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby Eismann on Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:00 pm

shmenguin wrote:
Eismann wrote:Geno and Sid on the same unit, that's the problem. Any 'relegated to the 2nd unit' yammer is just bs. Either one of those guys coming over the boards to face the opponent's weaker pk is an advantage that is waiting to be exploited. They can easily get similar pp time, too.


We only have 1 defenseman who is capable on the PP. as long as that's true, we will never split our forwards up. No matter who is out there, if the point men are Martin and niskanen, the unit won't score.


I don't buy that. Second units score plenty. A second unit with Sid or Geno would only be better. I'm also thoroughly sick of the pass-happy system of gracious deferral that the current pp has been for the last several years
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby BurghersAndDogsSports on Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:20 pm

Sid and Geno like to play too close to the same spot, so the power play basically cuts off of (on their own) 1/3 of the ice that needs defended. Since both are fairly inept at the point, me not being a coach dont know how to fix this other than making Malkin right handed.
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby shmenguin on Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:21 pm

Our second unit has been a disgrace for as long as I can remember.
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby Eismann on Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:28 pm

shmenguin wrote:Our second unit has been a disgrace for as long as I can remember.


Could only be helped by an infusion of Sid or Geno ;)
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:29 pm

Malkin only out there for 30 seconds

Crosby and Malkin out there together for a minute

Crosby only for the last 30 (if they haven't scored)

Each gets 1:30 on the ice. Problem solved... ?
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby shmenguin on Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:52 pm

Eismann wrote:
shmenguin wrote:Our second unit has been a disgrace for as long as I can remember.


Could only be helped by an infusion of Sid or Geno ;)


When letang was out last year, were we even at 10%? That's a preview of a 2nd unit with Sid and Geno split. The QB is incredibly important. You can't overcome bad point men.
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby Idoit40fans on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:14 pm

BurghersAndDogsSports wrote:Sid and Geno like to play too close to the same spot, so the power play basically cuts off of (on their own) 1/3 of the ice that needs defended. Since both are fairly inept at the point, me not being a coach dont know how to fix this other than making Malkin right handed.

I dont think malkin is good enough to play right handed. Crosby probably could though.
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby Fire0nice228 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:20 pm

MRandall25 wrote:Malkin only out there for 30 seconds

Crosby and Malkin out there together for a minute

Crosby only for the last 30 (if they haven't scored)

Each gets 1:30 on the ice. Problem solved... ?



And if the puck is in the attack zone and we have possession one of the forwards is just supposed to skate out of the zone and to the bench (creating a 4v4) to change so that it works out?
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:23 pm

Fire0nice228 wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:Malkin only out there for 30 seconds

Crosby and Malkin out there together for a minute

Crosby only for the last 30 (if they haven't scored)

Each gets 1:30 on the ice. Problem solved... ?



And if the puck is in the attack zone and we have possession one of the forwards is just supposed to skate out of the zone and to the bench (creating a 4v4) to change so that it works out?


I'm assuming that the puck is being cleared when the change is made 
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby Great58 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:31 pm

Lesky wrote:
Great58 wrote:Paul Martin.


Don´t tell me Martin is going to be on the PP this season? :pop:

He is the source of all Pen's ills.
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Re: What is Wrong With the Power Play?

Postby canaan on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:32 pm

Whitney is to blame

...or something
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