Re: Okay now let's discuss the "Powerplay"
posted at 3/4/2011 11:52 AM EST
In Response to Re: Okay now let's discuss the "Powerplay"
[QUOTE]It's becoming more and more evident that the problem is on the wings (speed) . I didn't see last nights game but seems like yet again no goals on PP. While everyone thought with Kaberle in the PP would thrive it's still not working. I like Bergeron and Krejci on the PP but they're strong once the puck is brought into the zone and then setting up. The PP still needs that speed going in along with a player with a quick release (pass or shot on net). I'm all for a force feed of Seguin on the PP. It's the only thing Julien and coaching staff hasn't stuck by. Leave him in no matter the outcome or at least for about the next 10-15 pps. Do or die , no ? Seguin is a good passer, can generate speed and I think off the wall he can fire some good shots. Also use him as a give and go, that's his forte , not possessing the puck down the wall , grinding it out. Use the other side with Krejci or Bergeron for puck possession along with Kaberle at the point.
Posted by BsLegion[/QUOTE]
Speed, speed, and more speed. Couldn't agree more, and I think it's more important to have on the PP than a classic "sniper."
The reason is b/c if you watch other teams that have big time PP's, the one thing they do best is get the puck over the opposing blue line quickly, and from there establish the attack, moving the puck around. If a team is constantly having to dump the puck in and establish that set attack via forecheck it's almost always less successful, and frustrating to watch as well.
So I also wish Claude would let Seguin loose on the PP., but at least with Peverly in the fold you get that speed AND you get his excellent face-off ability, which I've been really impressed with.
So at this point I'd like to see a first unit PP consisting of Chara and Kabs on the points, with Bergy centering Peverly and Seguin on the wings (maybe letting Peverly take the face offs, altho' Bergy is pretty strong there as well.) doubt this will ever happen, but I bet it would produce great results.