Leafs 27th in PP % since Nov 30

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  1. A1LeafNation

    A1LeafNation Leafs living rent free in the Bruins heads!

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    When the hell is the PP getting tuned up in practice.

    Last year Andersen called out the team when they were ****ing around...two big pieces were moved out in Bozak and JVR.

    What the hell is going on?
     
  2. Jozay

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    Yeah, maybe they should actually make some significant changes to the PP.
     
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    MyBudJT Formerly WILDLIFEGUY

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    Don't be surprised to see Babcock spreading the wealth on the PK again...

    I'd like to see:
    Tavares
    Kadri-Johnsson-Marner
    Rielly


    Kapanen-Nylander
    Matthews-Muzzin
    Gardiner
     
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    CantLoseWithMatthews Registered User

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    the PP coach should be replaced by now. The PP needs to get going by the playoffs or the Leafs will be at a huge disadvantage
     
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    At this point they have to try something drastic. Pick 2 or 3 guys from each PP unit and flip them. At this stage you have to use different bodies to make players try to do things differently.

    Put Matthews and Nylander on the same PP. Leave Marner and Tavares on the other one and build around that. Just try something to get a spark of life back on the powerplay. We can't keep going with a worthless powerplay.
     
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    we just keep trying the same thing over and over and over. it's madness.

    time to put guys on the off wings to get some one timers, and use the back of the net area to make it hard for the goalie to read the plays. we have to mix things up there and allow for our skilled guys to be creative. we have too much talent to be so static.
     
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  7. Moonman

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    it's not the personnel, it's the strategy. everyone knows what we're trying to do.
     
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    indigobuffalo Portage and Main

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    Why is it relevant to use a selective sample size?

    In the last minute I flipped a coin once and it came up heads. So coins only come up heads.... HOLY **** THE LAWS OF STATISTICS ARE BROKEN THE WORLD IS ENDING AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!!


    :sarcasm:


    But seriously. The Penguins just recently were on an even worse run on the PP. A couple years ago the Caps had a terrible PP.

    This **** happens.

    The amount of skill we have on the ice will eventually win out over the bad bounces, lucky blocks, and timely saves.
     
  9. HamiltonNHL

    HamiltonNHL Window open for 5 years

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    Our PP looks bad. Kadri should not be out on PP1. or 2 really.

    Something needs to change
     
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    CelticDruid Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

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    we will lose in the playoffs because of the pp if nothing changes, it's atrocious
     
  12. HamiltonNHL

    HamiltonNHL Window open for 5 years

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    not a lot of one timer slap shots on this team.
    Our 11.6 million dollar man can't do it.

    Does McDavid have a slap shot ?
     
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    Yes he can. It's just extremely rare to see him get set up on the right side because he's deployed on the left side. You can't one-time effectively off the left side as a left shot.
     
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    No
     
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    at this point they might as well draw straws to see who goes out
    their second powerplay unit at one point during the game was so uncoordinated and it seemed like they hadn't practiced much with each other at all
     
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    Here are the problems with the #1 PP unit as I see it:

    1. Marner and Rielly are the only ones moving the puck, or moving in general. They're too stationary.

    2. Puck movement mainly works through a triangle of Rielly, Marner, Matthews. Predictable set-ups.

    3. Rielly isn't a threat to score from the point and never shoots, which allows the PK to collapse and focus primarily on guarding Matthews and Marner.

    4. As Matthews is mainly the target man, PKers have merely to close him off. Marner does the best he can but ultimately can only look to pass to a covered Matthews, feed it down low to Tavares, or shoot into traffic.

    5. Tavares is wasted down low. Good hands in front of the net, but needs to be in a position where he's more involved.

    6. Kadri does literally nothing but stand in the middle of the ice the majority of the time.

    Almost every powerplay is Rielly, Marner, and Matthews playing catch along the outside with Marner eventually trying to thread a pass through the eye of the needle to Matthews or Tavares. Matthews is always covered and Tavares is usually in too tight to do much with the puck. The second unit at least seems to have a lot more movement when they get set-up.
     
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    couxhes fault
     
  18. thewave

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    The PP decisions are peculiar to say the least.
     
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    Move Willy up with the big boys. Kadri does nothing on the PP.
     
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  20. Warden of the North

    Warden of the North The Matthews Show

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    I want

    91
    34-16
    8-44

    As the top unit.

    Enough of the 1-3-1 crap
     
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  21. Maple Leafs

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    It looked like Babs might be finally running out of patience and may move players around, now.
     
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    Kadri off hes garbage..replace him with Nylander, Kapenen or Muzzin
     
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    It's embarrassing.

    Can you guys think of any other team that would allow a bottom ranked PP to stay the exact same for over two months now? How lazy are they to think of some fixes? They try the exact same failure over and over again.


    what the F.
     
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  24. A1LeafNation

    A1LeafNation Leafs living rent free in the Bruins heads!

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    IMO you can’t have two guys on a unit who aren’t really a threat to shoot: Marner vs. Rielly

    Make a couple switches in the 1st unit:
    Tavares
    Matthews Johnson
    Gardiner Marner

    Let’s go retro with the 2nd unit:
    Nylander Marleau Kadri
    Rielly Muzzin
     
  25. Tracer Bullet

    Tracer Bullet Doctorate Degree in Saskatchewan Science

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    It's mind boggling. With the talent on this team we should be able to ice a game with our powerplay alone. We had two opportunities to go up by two goals tonight and completely failed on both of them, failing to even enter the zone most of the time.

    Babcock, Hiller, and the rest of the staff had this team operating as the 2nd best powerplay the past two seasons prior to this one. It makes no sense that this team could have more talent and yet is sitting at 16th in PP% over halfway through the season, and dropping fast.
     

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