Maple Leafs PP is embarrasing (Babs rips into assitant)

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  1. Kamiccolo

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    The PP is absolutely loaded with talent having the main unit consist of Matthews, Marner, Tavares, Rielly, and Kadri. They were red hot to start the year but since December have been at the bottom of league, and their PP has fallen to 21st in the league.

    There has been 0 changes to the PP outside of splitting them into two units for 2 games before putting things back. It's become predictable and is a massive flaw in the team heading into the playoffs. At what point are there changes made? Jim Hiller is in charge of the PP and last night after yet another disgusting PP this was the scene on the bench



    What do people think about this?
     
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    I thought it was silly to not discuss it privately during the intermission that just ended.
     
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    Actually I think Babs was mad that Hiller came to the game without his shoes shined.
     
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    Leafs: "Our PP is an embarrassment"

    Penguins: "Hold our beer"
     
  5. Emerz

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    How much ice time does PP1 get compared to PP2? I know in Boston it's about 1:20 for PP1 then PP2 just comes out when they're tired.

    Perhaps switching up Kadri for Nylander would be a good idea? Not sure how productive Kadri is on the PP though, just thinking out loud.
     
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    I wish The Sabres were this embarrasing....

    I know it's a PP specific reference, but please, let us get some cheese to go with the wine...
     
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    who knows what they were even saying? but yes, the Leafs PP is struggling at the moment and it's a systems issue in my opinion
     
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    I think they need an entirely new system.
     
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    I don't.

    Fans of 30 other teams likely don't care either.
     
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    Load up on the top unit.

    [​IMG]

    The go to play should be Marner to Matthews seam pass, like this. If that option is taken away, there's still too much talent to have on ne of hte best PP in the league. I think the lack of opportunites is an issue too. They have some of the fewest PPO, need more chances to get their bearings.

     
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    This is what is frustrating. It is one thing to not overreact but when your PP is near the bottom of the league for almost half the season perhaps TRY switching guys on the units or even switching where they stand? Before they were getting about 45 seconds of the PP but lately he has been playing them 1:30 at least.
     
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    Why are you posting in a thread you don't care about? Move along if this is the case. There is actually a story here and for someone like Babs who is so known for being stoic and calm no matter what it's very odd to see him go off on him like that.
     
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    27th overall in the league since November 30th.

    Part of it has to do with the fact that they are last in the league in the PP's for the past two years. They get very little opportunity in-game to work out the kinks in real time. At the same time, there have been no changes to the unit that is clearly struggling.

    This is literally their current set-up. Clearly not working. Its not the talent, its the utter lack of adjustments by Jim Hiller. The PP formation hasn't changed once.
     
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    Sounds like a personal problem.
     
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    Their problem is not having a shooter anyone really fears.


    Matthews and Tavares are great goal scorers but that is mostly in front of the net.
     
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    It's funny, cause no matter how much talent the Stars load their top unit up with it always seems to suck too. We have 1 guy that shoots the puck and that's it (Seguin) and his shot is mostly weak from the distance he shoots at

    I think it has something to do with good players being married to the pretty passing plays

    Preds powerplay is stacked and trash too
     
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    Montreal ranked 30th overall and 31st overall at home on the PP.
     
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    pretty sure Matthews is a good shooter
     
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    hey man, i like pooping on the leafs just as much as the next guy but calling Matthews "a shooter nobody fears" is just.....sigh

    ya know leafs fans are annoying but i get why they're annoying
     
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    Matthews is definitely feared from the top of the left circle, he's sniped plenty of times from there...
     
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    Capitals: "We can't even score with the GOAT goalscorer what do you mean"
     
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    Who's a good lip reader and can tell me what they said
     
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    Remember when the Leafs PP was supposedly so good that the refs were afraid to call penalties against the opposition?

    Eh Gord?
     
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    21st? I was told there was a chance they would break the record this year.
     
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    what are you talking about ? Matthews release is insane
     

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