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  1. Djp

    Djp Registered User

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    Might as well just make this a sticky.....

    The Power Play....how to fix this.

    Dont have Hodgson and Ennis in the same unit.
     
  2. TheMistyStranger

    TheMistyStranger ใƒŸใ‚นใƒˆ

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    Have two defined shooters, one at the half wall and one on the point. Others can shoot, but those two should shoot 90% of the time they have the puck on their stick.
     
  3. SackTastic

    SackTastic Embrace The Suck

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    Only too two periods for this to start? Seems a little early.
     
  4. Jacob582

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    I would like to see Grigorenko, Ennis, Vanek, Myers and someone else.
     
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    Myers and Vanek. In fact, Vanek needs to work the wall. Get someone else to work the slot.
     
  6. DJN21

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    Grigs and Ehrhoff on the point...Grigs feeds and receives passes CE blasts em...Vanek tips em...profit
     
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    The easiest way to make the PP a little more dangerous right now? Keep moving their feet and stop watching the puck handler.
     
  8. VaporTrail

    VaporTrail Hasta la Vista Berglund

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    Get those bums Stafford and Leino off the PP....They don't deserve to be there.
     
  9. msm29

    msm29 Was htsportplaya

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    It's going to be ugly, considering the only established PP players on the roster are Ehrhoff and Vanek.

    For now? Shoot everything. Throw pucks at the net, and hope the extra man is an advantage to loose pucks. Work on other things in practice, but giving these guys choices and time and asking terrible passers to make plays has got to stop.
     
  10. dire wolf

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    I like the way Risto gets his shot through. I'd like to see more of him on the point. Grigs should not be on the point because he isnsn't defensively responsible enough.
     
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    This x 1000000000

    They need to get into the habit of moving without the puck, constantly. They never have any lanes to pass or shoot because they sit in the same formation the entire PP. Get creative.
     
  12. SabresFan26

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    Better entry's is key. Stop leaving the puck at the blue line. I like a 1-3-1 set up like Detroit did tonight
     
  13. Kyndig86

    Kyndig86 Registered User

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    Sabres passing is so bad if anyone moves they might miss :sarcasm:
     
  14. jBuds

    jBuds pretty damn valuable

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    At least run an umbrella if you want to stand stationary and work the puck up top for shots from there. Ehrhoff would be fine at the point tip of the umbrella.

    That ****ing zone entry, doe :shakehead:rant::amazed::shakehead
     
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    Drew Stafford is useless IMO but who else do we have ?
     
  16. Jacob582

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    McBain?
     
  17. Jim Bob

    Jim Bob Let's go, Buffalo!

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    I think you need to Vanek where he is best and that is in the slot.

    Now if we could just clone Vanek....

    :laugh:

    Seriously though, I think the biggest issue is the lack of PP talent. Systems are overrated when talking about this stuff.

    Talented players on the PP = a solid PP.
     
  18. Duddy

    Duddy Everyday is

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    I expected when they signed Ehrhoff, that Ehrhoff + Vanek = good PP.

    No idea what went wrong there.
     
  19. barnell

    barnell butter knife hockey

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    If your PP is 2 players then you're still outnumbered 2:1.

    If we want to fix the PP:
    1. Watch Washington's PP from the Chicago game on Tuesday
    2. Take Notes
    3. Emulate
    4. Profit
     
  20. vcv

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    You mean like when Grigorenko was skating around with the puck for a good 5-10 seconds and everyone else just stood there, and he ends up losing the puck with no where to pass it?

    Nah.
     
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    Stop trying to be someone else. We don't have the personnel to be anybody else.

    Find what your team's strength is and focus on that. If your coach can't do that, then hire a new coach.

    Get Vanek, your most dangerous goal scorer, OPEN FOR SHOTS. Don't have him stand in front. When your defensemen can't get shots through, you pretty much are playing 4 on 4. Vanek is useless if he can't deflect shots NOT coming through.

    Be Patient with the kids. Personally, I would like to see a PP Unit of:

    Vanek-Hodgson-Grigorenko-Pysyk-Ehroff

    Girgensens-Ott-Ennis-Ristolanien-Weber
     
  22. Chainshot

    Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

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    The annual powerplay fixer thread has arrived earlier than usual. My standard answer -- move. Move to open ice, move with the puck, move without the puck and move the puck.
     
  23. Mit Yarrum

    Mit Yarrum HoF Turd Shiner

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    Accurate passing. You can't get a one-timer or quick pass off if you have to fight the puck.
     
  24. Zman5778

    Zman5778 Moderator

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    I was screaming "GET OPEN FOR HIM"....as they stood there, drooling.
     
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    Static >>>>>>>>>Dynamic

    :laugh:
     

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