If they only had a PP

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    [QUOTE]Ward has got to go if this PP doesn't start to click. Seems to me the wrong players out there the majority of the time. What a waste.
    Posted by jwb413[/QUOTE]

    They at least need to do something, there pp is awful. peewee stuff at best
     
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    The PP is a reflection of this team so far this year.. "Soft" and "uninspired" ...
    No creativity, No pressure on the puck, just dump and chase , and chase some more... 4 of the most harmless minutes I have seen this year on a PP..
     
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    Maybe tomorrow's practice should be dedicated to the PP,  all practice !
     
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    cowboy, dump and chase is Claude's mantra. Not saying it's OK, but they are doing what the coach and asst coaches are directing. Claude is here for the duration as Jacobs will not accept another "Lewis-type" writeoff. IMO there were too many standing around and thinking episodes. Very little flow to the bruins lines although Savvy had a pretty good game, and Horton is still working hard. When Campbell's line looks good it means the other lines are not so good. Kreji looked off as did Seguin, and Wheeler should have stayed in bed. Bergy and Marchand keep working, but REX is making too many mistakes like his pass to Dupuy and his wide open shot into Fleury's center padding. Bartkowski played pretty well, although Chara was overworked too much in the first two periods when Houda showed little faith in the rookies. Obviously Kamfer's injury took away skating and reaction capability that could have helped.
     
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    Whatever the actual strategy of the PP is, its rendered what offensively-skilled players the Bruins do have as ineffective.  We don't see the players in position to utilize their skills. 

    Rarely is Chara in position to unleash that bomb of a slapshot of his and is usually only in position to pass the puck.  I make mention of him because he has the shot to really do something from inside the blue line, be it score or perhaps creat rebounds. 

    I think back to '05-'06, ex-Leaf Bryan McCabe had a 19-49-68 season largely due to being fed by Kaberle from the left point straight into McCabe's left-shot wheelhouse which is where I'd like to see Chara play.

    The Bruin set-up seems to have little or no movement thus making it stationary and seemingly simple for the opposition to defend.  As presently constructed, there is no triggerman when the B's have the man advantage.  Just a thought.
     
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    [QUOTE]Whatever the actual strategy of the PP is, its rendered what offensively-skilled players the Bruins do have as ineffective.  We don't see the players in position to utilize their skills.  Rarely is Chara in position to unleash that bomb of a slapshot of his and is usually only in position to pass the puck.  I make mention of him because he has the shot to really do something from inside the blue line, be it score or perhaps creat rebounds.  I think back to '05-'06, ex-Leaf Bryan McCabe had a 19-49-68 season largely due to being fed by Kaberle from the left point straight into McCabe's left-shot wheelhouse which is where I'd like to see Chara play. The Bruin set-up seems to have little or no movement thus making it stationary and seemingly simple for the opposition to defend.  As presently constructed, there is no triggerman when the B's have the man advantage.  Just a thought.
    Posted by RichmondHillOntario[/QUOTE]
    I've been going on about it for awhile but  Bergeron should be at forward on the PP and he could be the trigger man.Even though he hasn't got a huge number of goals it should be taken into account that he's basically a d-man on the PP.Most of the top goal scoring forwards in the league score a large portion of their goals with the man advantage.I think we'd see Bergeron's goal total climb if he was moved up.
     
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    Bruins need a PP QB like lots of people are saying. A defenseman who can set up plays. Think Kaberle, Duncan Keith, etc.

     
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    So, the team is having a hard time scoring on the powerplay.  The team's top point guy also happens to be the #2 goal scorer and also happens to be playing defense on the powerplay.

    It is so illogical, it's mind boggling.


     
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    The one thing I'll say about the Bruins lack of a good powerplay/PMD defensemen is that I am grateful they have resisted the temptation to bring in an offensive specialist who is terrible in the defensive zone.   

    With every reference to Gonchar (-16), Wideman (-12), Boyle (-13), MA Bergeron (so bad he's been out of the NHL) and the like, I'm just happy that the Bruins continue to focus on defensmen who can play an all-around game instead of signing a PP specialist that defeats their whole system in their own zone.

    Of course it would be nice to see the PP improve, but not at the cost of becoming worse defensively.
     
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    Penguins have the best PK unit in the league. I thought we were the best until i've seen the penguins pk unit. Ferocious and aggressive, especially towards the D.

    Chara should not be in the powerplay first unit. He doesn't have the patience nor passing skills needed to be an effective QB. Kampfer and Seidenberg are better but they are like the assistant powerplay QB. 

    Who else misses Bourque? The guy was the best

    Bruins should trade Ryder and try to get Kaberle only if its a year. If our PP was in the top 10 we may have the best record in the league by now
     
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    They need to work on some carry ins into the offensive zone on the PP that utilize Seguin's speed.  Kessel was very good at this when he was here.  Kessel would his speed through the neutral zone to get defenders to back off the blue line, get easy access into the zone, then he would pull up after gained the zone, and drop it back and they would be set up in their PP formation just like that.  This dumping and chasing from the red line clearly is not working, the guys they have on the PP cant win 1 on 1 battles consistently enough for that to be effective.
     
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    [QUOTE]Maybe tomorrow's practice should be dedicated to the PP,  all practice !
    Posted by BsLegion[/QUOTE]
    If im not mistaken havent they been doing that for awhile now ? working on a pp, ? its just dumb to think that what looks good in practice works in a game.
    If just once CJ would role his to top lines on a pp without juggling anyone, he might be shocked at what the results would be.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: If they only had a PP : If im not mistaken havent they been doing that for awhile now ? working on a pp, ? its just dumb to think that what looks good in practice works in a game. If just once CJ would role his to top lines on a pp without juggling anyone, he might be shocked at what the results would be.
    Posted by wallydouglas[/QUOTE]
    You're probably onto something there Wally but who are the top 2 lines?
     
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    It's the system, just like Claude loves dump and chase, Goeff Ward loves this outside umbrella that every team knows how to shut down. Even savvy cannot find anyone in position to pass to, but since his game is improving, perhaps some individual movement and more skating will help. What about some input from Jarvis?? His eye in the sky should identify opportunities to improve on Ward's design.
     
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    Defenseman that might be brought in would have their minutes kept down. Also if a deal is made that defensman's numbers would get better in "the system". If it makes sense to PC and will help the team he has to do it. You cannot win without a PP and the bruins is pathetic with no fear of anything form the point.
     
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    [QUOTE]Defenseman that might be brought in would have their minutes kept down. Also if a deal is made that defensman's numbers would get better in "the system". If it makes sense to PC and will help the team he has to do it. You cannot win without a PP and the bruins is pathetic with no fear of anything form the point.
    Posted by SanDogBrewin[/QUOTE]

    Hey Kenny, send it down to Guy LaDeuche for comment...
     
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    I think they should give a trial to Ray Bourque ...he is not that old after all ...isnt he younger than Recchi ?????

    Stanley Cup to the BRUINS in 2011-2012-2013
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: If they only had a PP : If im not mistaken havent they been doing that for awhile now ? working on a pp, ? its just dumb to think that what looks good in practice works in a game. If just once CJ would role his to top lines on a pp without juggling anyone, he might be shocked at what the results would be.
    Posted by wallydouglas[/QUOTE]

    Of course they've been working at it.  I agree with the formula of putting your number line and sticking to it for the first half of the PP.  That's the way it used to work back in the days.  Then your 2nd unit was a combination of your better 2nd and 3rd line players.
    I strongly believe the problem is a combination of speed going into the offensive zone to have the PKillers back up and a PP quarterback.
    Chara while he has the big shot is not a good close in passer and neither is Siedenberg. 
    I like what I see from Kampfer and I think if he could play like this consistently could be part of the solution.  Still need some speed from the others going in otherwise that dump and chase will not work and is not working.  Need to have the other team back off the blueline.
     
     
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    In Response to Re: If they only had a PP:[QUOTE]In Response to Re: If they only had a PP : Hey Kenny, send it down to Guy LaDeuche for comment...
    Posted by Fletcher1[/QUOTE]

    Lets get it on!.....



     
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    Brilliant.
     
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    Worked at it again today in practice, Cj was evaluating the puck management.

    Apparently the earth is off it`s axis, so CJ`s days are now shortened.
     
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    Ward should have been fired last season. This weak power play is not a new thing!!!
     
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    Get on the phone "Mr. Evaluator"!
     

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