brwi wrote:I question WTH they were trying with a 3-man high PP in a 5-on-4? I was rather neutral on Mike Yeo when he was running the Pens' PP, but that was pretty ugly out there at the end of the period after the Wild got few chances the whole 2nd period.
They don't really have a net front guy. They do have a bunch of guys that can distribute well, so they run a higher umbrella. Their pp is pretty bad because they don't have any one that can bring it from a shooting standpoint.
Frankly, The Pens don't either.
The attempt of working high-to-low is really tough when u get 3 guys circling around the blueline and letting the Hawks play a pretty passive box which they like to do on the PK. The Wild are going to have to force it a little more than that, IMO. The Hawks can be challenged down low and around the net with their dmen and letting them skate around play passive D really benefits the hawks. That's a real skating team, not a physical team, especially their blueliners. Gotta push them a lot more.