Re: Kaberle is helping the PP?
posted at 3/19/2011 12:00 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Kaberle is helping the PP?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kaberle is helping the PP? : I'm not sure that's the case, JM. I've never hated a Bruin as much as Savard, but he got it done on the powerplay.
Posted by Not-A-Shot[/QUOTE]
I'm sure it is the case.
Just look at that pp. For the most part 5 guys standing around and then set up Chara for a 1 timer. It is predictable it is boring.
I think the pp is a tick tack toe game, pass it around for the primary objective of freeing up the center square for a shot on goal, the shot from the point or elsewhere is the option, but not the primary objective.
The whole concept is wrong IMO. References keep being made to the defenseman "quarterbacking" the PP. I think that's wrong, and it's the wrong model. It's not a football analogy, but a soccer analogy. The halfback in soccer does the job of picking passes, not the fullbacks. Who was that 'halfback' previously - SAVARD! The choices being made in the middle, not from the back.
The Bruin closest to Savard's skills that got the pp to work - IMO that is SEGUIN.
Would Seguin have an immediate positive influence? NO
Would the PP be better after Seguin is there after about 10 PP? Maybe, maybe not, probably not.
Would the PP be better at the end of the season with Seguin in it?YES
Is winning the regular season battle more important that the playoff war?NO