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The Power Play

Postby RxBandit66 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:40 pm

So, does Iggy play the point along with Martin or Letang? I'd prefer Martin on the first unit, as Neal, Malkin, and Iggy are shooters and Martin is a tape-to-tape passer.

This Would give the team two ridiculous power play units of:

Neal-Crosby-Malkin
Iginla-Martin

Morrow/BB/TK -Sutter-Kunitz
Letang-Niskanen

That is absolutely SICK, and in the playoffs it will be much needed. If this power play gets going, opponents will not be able to be as physical with Pittsburgh, which negates one of the top strategies teams have used in the past. FINALLY a RH shooter who can release a wicked one-timer on the power play and actually hit the net!!
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Re: The Power Play

Postby FallenHero96 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:44 pm

Iggy will be on the left circle, he's scored like 200 goals there in his career. Maybe try Malkin on the point again?
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Re: The Power Play

Postby guiner on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:45 pm

Right after hearing the news last night as I was in bed. The thought I had was, if ever, now is the time the Pens can roll 2 PP, split up Malkin/Crosby and be more aggressive.
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Re: The Power Play

Postby RxBandit66 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:56 pm

guiner wrote:Right after hearing the news last night as I was in bed. The thought I had was, if ever, now is the time the Pens can roll 2 PP, split up Malkin/Crosby and be more aggressive.


And they have the option of having one unit being more of a shooting power play and the other being more of a passing/set up style. This group, despite being a little older, has the ability to flat out wear opponents down. They will have to go with two units with this much talent, which means that with a few shifts less on the power play, Sid and Geno could double shift with the 4th line occasionally, meaning they could go with 7 d using Eaton exclusively as a PK specialist.

The trickle down effects of this Iginla trade are just incredible. Bylsma has so many options.
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Re: The Power Play

Postby DropEmJayBird on Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:33 pm

FallenHero96 wrote:Iggy will be on the left circle, he's scored like 200 goals there in his career. Maybe try Malkin on the point again?


This, umbrella with Martin at the top, Malkin to his right, Iginla to his left. Who do you cover up top?

The only problem is that you have 2 of 3 with Crosby/Neal/Kunitz.. and Crosby almost has to be out there... Neal pretty much does to, leaving Kunitz out - who is the net front guy.
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Re: The Power Play

Postby Great58 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:42 pm

I like the options aspect, with the ability to switch things up mid-game if someone has our powerplay scheme figured out. adjust to the adjustments. :D
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Re: The Power Play

Postby E-Ramone on Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:04 pm

What about Morrow in front of the net on the PP? Does anybody think he'd do well there?
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Re: The Power Play

Postby It'sagreatdayforhockey! on Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:41 pm

DropEmJayBird wrote:
FallenHero96 wrote:Iggy will be on the left circle, he's scored like 200 goals there in his career. Maybe try Malkin on the point again?


This, umbrella with Martin at the top, Malkin to his right, Iginla to his left. Who do you cover up top?

The only problem is that you have 2 of 3 with Crosby/Neal/Kunitz.. and Crosby almost has to be out there... Neal pretty much does to, leaving Kunitz out - who is the net front guy.



Crosby at the top for the umbrella. Solved. Crosby to Malkin or Iginla? Thats not even fair. Kunitz and Neal by the net? PKers throw in the towel now. Who needs Dmen?
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Re: The Power Play

Postby Rylan on Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:49 pm

THE POWER PLAY WAS TERRIBLE TONIGHT!!!!
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Re: The Power Play

Postby DocEmrick on Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:49 pm

IT'D BE NICE IF WE HAD A DAMN PP WE HAVEN'T HAD ONE IN LIKE 10 GAMES
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Re: The Power Play

Postby the wicked child on Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:09 pm

Rylan wrote:THE POWER PLAY WAS TERRIBLE TONIGHT!!!!

I know. They were completely invisible out there.
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Re: The Power Play

Postby thepittman on Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:11 pm

DocEmrick wrote:IT'D BE NICE IF WE HAD A DAMN PP WE HAVEN'T HAD ONE IN LIKE 10 GAMES

#fireHCDB
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Re: The Power Play

Postby Metalmike on Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:19 am

14 game winning streak with a cold PP eh? Maybe the PP will get hot when the playoffs begin. That would be great!
Gotta keep everything else that going well into the playoffs. The last thing we want is the pens to suddenly forget how to play hockey and turn to Street hockey like they did last year before they faced the Flyers In the 1st Round.

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Re: The Power Play

Postby RxBandit66 on Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:32 am

The lack of power plays around the league has really been a factor for a lot of teams of late, and around this time of year the refs typically will put their whistles away. This bodes well for the Pens because they score at even strength better than any team in the NHL. However, tis is the prime reason for James Neal's vanishing act of late as he thrives on the power play. Also, a key strategy of a lot of coaches is to get very physical and in the faces of the Penguins. That's why even if they get one or two power plays in a game, to make them count and make it fatal for teams who take liberties against them.

Morrow is certainly an option in front of the net, and really he's just a couple of seasons removed from scoring 33 goals. He and Kunitz are both good in that role. With Iggy over there now, teams will have to respect his one-timer, which means that Geno or Neal will often find themselves wide open. Even in the days of Lemieux/Jagr, the Penguins didn't have three guys on the same power play who could one-time the puck like Geno, Neal, and Iggy. They just need to avoid trying to make magical plays and get the puck to the open man.
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Re: The Power Play

Postby headh on Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:01 am

10 18

Iginla, Martin, Malkin

-----------------------------------
BB 14 Crosby

Letang, Niskanen,


You pick which PP is #1 and which is #2
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Re: The Power Play

Postby silentom on Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:51 pm

headh wrote:10 18

Iginla, Martin, Malkin

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BB 14 Crosby

Letang, Niskanen,


You pick which PP is #1 and which is #2


Letang's unsettling ineptitude on the PP makes it #2.
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Re: The Power Play

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:15 pm

headh wrote:10 18

Iginla, Martin, Malkin

-----------------------------------
BB 14 Crosby

Letang, Niskanen,


You pick which PP is #1 and which is #2


The one with Crosby on it.

aka

Adams Glass Crosby Engelland Murray would be #1 over Malkin Iginla Neal Kunitz Martin
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Re: The Power Play

Postby Gaucho on Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:22 pm

Iginla - Kunitz - Neal
Malkin - Crosby
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Re: The Power Play

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:25 pm

Cereal though,

Neal Kunitz Malkin Crosby Martin
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Re: The Power Play

Postby silentom on Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:36 pm

headh wrote:10 18

Iginla, Martin, Malkin

-----------------------------------
BB 14 Crosby

Letang, Niskanen,


You pick which PP is #1 and which is #2


Letang's unsettling ineptitude on the PP makes it #2.
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Re: The Power Play

Postby Bioshock on Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:24 pm

PP Unit #1
Iginla - Morrow - Crosby
Martin - Niskanen

PP Unit #2
Neal - Kunitz - Malkin
Letang - Despres
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Re: The Power Play

Postby DesertPenguin on Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:53 pm

Net front is more important with Malkin and Neal. Sid will make the perfect play and give the shooter a wide open net. Geno's line is gonna need a screen in front.

Kunitz - Crosby
Iginla - Martin - Niskanen

Morrow - Neal
Bennett - letang - Geno
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Re: The Power Play

Postby shootinthepuck on Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:01 pm

E-Ramone wrote:What about Morrow in front of the net on the PP? Does anybody think he'd do well there?


I love a front of the net presence but I'm not sure how great it would considering our Power Play doesn't look for quantity of shots. But last night's game, I was loving Morrow getting to the net. Felt that was him at his most comfortable.
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Re: The Power Play

Postby jagr's mullet on Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:11 am

PP1:

Iginla - Kunitz - Crosby
Niskanen - Martin

PP2:

...........Morrow
.........Neal - Malkin
Letang - Despres

5 Forwards and have to score:

Iginla - Kunitz - Crosby
Neal - Malkin
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Re: The Power Play

Postby scals37 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:17 am

just pull the goalie every powerplay for Iginla....
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