Digitalgypsy66 wrote:Who wants to see the Pens run a 1-2-2 trap all game tomorrow?
They did it vs PHI a few years back to snap out of a funk and it worked.
Digitalgypsy66 wrote:It would negate the Isles speed through the zone, too...right?
Desiato wrote:We've already seen the Penguins make the necessary adjustments between 03/10 and 03/30 when the allowed 9 goals over 11 games. It's simply a matter of will. They have to stop trying to be the greatest team of all time and just win games through any means necessary.
SoCalPenguin wrote:That's why I was suggesting a 1-2-2 a few games ago. Slow them down in the neutral zone force them to the boards to the winger and D behind him and the C can curl back to cut off the passing lane as would the opp side wing.
IanMoran wrote:sniper wrote:The Penguins biggest problem is they can't get out of their zone and through the neutral zone clean. Basically, the Islanders know the Pens breakout and are taking it away. Bylsma and the Penguins however refuse to change their breakout and instead seem to think it's just an execution problem. Well, yeah they probably could execute better, but when the other team knows what you are going to do it makes for a very small margin of error. This results in a ton more turnovers than occurred during the regular season and as a result a major zone time slant to the Islanders side of things.
I think if the Penguins would simply come up with a new breakout, preferably several options to at least keep the Islanders guessing, they would be able to get out of their zone much easier and that alone would solve a ton of their problems. Hopefully starting Vokoun instead of Fleury solves the other big one, which is simply awful goals being given up that aren't earned.
The fact that the Penguins only watched video and didn't practice this morning comes as a bad sign to me. As did their lack of practice before game 4. Seems to me this makes it more likely Bylsma is still trying to show the Penguins that they simply aren't executing the breakout correctly instead of actually changing it. If they were changing the breakout, I'd think they would actually have to practice it...
If they continue to try follow the it's not broken, we just need to execute better philosophy they probably don't win this series and as a result Bylsma will be gone. They change it and I think they start getting a lot more offensive zone time and as a result win this games fairly easily.
Pens had a completely different breakout in game 4
Bylsma makes adjustments at a zero level.
Pavel Bure wrote:Pens should probably trap. The elite talent laden Pens teams of the 90's did it when needed and so can this team.
peterleefan wrote:Pavel Bure wrote:Pens should probably trap. The elite talent laden Pens teams of the 90's did it when needed and so can this team.
I agree but Disco's ego wont allow it.
Its an admission that " his system" isnt working. The next time he makes a tangible adjustment that flies in the face of his way, his system, will be the first time.