sil wrote:DropEmJayBird wrote:Idoit40fans wrote:Which teams do regularly "clear the crease"? It doesnt happen.
The bruins seem to do it pretty well, and I tell you what - the red wings where sending guys flying out of their crease the other night. Obviously illegal cross checks that sent our guys to the ice when the puck wasn't even close.
I'd like to see more of that, but I don't know if our guys are capable.
If you see it...then you'll see incessant whining from pens fans when Orpik (and Despres and Engellend and Letang) get ushered to the sin bin like a chorus line. There's a fine line with what you can do in a crease...the pens do pretty much what they can for the most part, and trying to predict NHL reffing in such situations is like trying to predict the lottery.
You're 100% right, it wouldn't be legal, but I think I could count on my hands the number of times the Penguins have went on the power play this season from a net front penalty away from the puck. I think to - it's not fair to expect some of our guys to be able to do it, it's not their game. The teams that do have those types of guys, they make life far easier for their goalies than we do.