The last two games have been what the rest of the season is likely to resemble (though I hope not trailing in the last two minutes and having to pull the goalie!). So the power play must improve. I would suggest: PP1: Aho (duh) Teravainen (must stay with Aho) Svechnikov (let the rookie start scoring, he may not cease) Zykov (Led the AHL in pp goals, was a bull in front of the net last season and this preseason) Faulk (the numbers do indicate that he is more productive on PP than Hamilton) PP2: Hamilton (if he steps it up, then switch for Faulk on PP 1) Staal (to win draws and keep the puck in the offensive zone) Williams (he is playing like he is 30 again--a year when he had 9 PP goals and 10 PP assists) Ferland (another strong presence in front of the net) Necas (if he stays in Raleigh, he needs to get power play experience; has made some nice PP passes) A case can also be made for McGinn who excelled on the PP last season, though in a very small sample. Wallmark's skills as a passer (and his success in Charlotte supports this) also would improve the second unit. There are several options to get more out of the man advantage. Slavin shouldn't be on the power play. Last season the Canes had 11 players with at least 45 minutes of power play time. Slavin was 11th in GF/60 at 2.5, the next lowest was Skinner at 5.2. I understand that most of us (and apparently RBA) want Slavin considered for the Norris and that requires goals. However, the Canes seem to have the ingredients for a really good season with the exception of the power play. Admiration for one player should not get in the way of winning tactics. Through six games the team is much better than I hoped. If Carolina can fix the power play, the early success will be easier to maintain.