SKYO wrote:With our shitty powerplay and injuries on defense (Hutton, Larsen, Guds)...
Wonder if giving Jordan Subban a shot on our anemic powerplay might give it a boost.
Well so far Stecher hasn't really given our PP a boost.....but that's because he's on the first unit with the legendary PK'ers Henrik and Daniel.
Move Stecher to the 2nd unit with Bo and whoever and see what happens.
That'll be the litmus test to see if it's worth even trying anything else on the 1st unit with the Sedins.
Yeah as nifty as Stecher is, he's just not ready for the top tier #1 powerplay just yet, in time sure, but for right now Troy would be best on the 2nd unit, unfortunately we don't have anyone else really that can transition as good as Stech can at the moment, no experienced QB guy to man the point, carry the puck up, move around, pass/setup good chances.
Tryamkin seems to blooming right before our eyes, but prefer to gradually give him more responsibility.
What this team needs is a Oliver Ekman-Larsson, he was crazy good with the Sedins & Eriksson on Team Sweden, hey Per?
Just looking at how the Bruins got a NHL #1 ranked powerplay in 2015 with Krug and Eriksson...
Indeed, the Bruins currently attain the No. 1 power play in the NHL with a power-play percentage of 32.3. Boston’s No. 1 power-play unit of Ryan Spooner – Patrice Bergeron – Loui Eriksson, with David Krejci flanking Torey Krug on the blue line, have taken it to their opponents. With Krejci overseeing the playing field from the blue line, he orchestrates the man advantage when Bergeron wins the faceoff. From there, Krug and Krejci typically exchange passes, surveying their options. Spooner takes directly to his prototypical position along the boards outside the face-off circle.
Once the puck is on Spooner’s stick, he’s looking for a stick or a body upfront crashing the net. Either he’ll throw a puck on net or he’ll dish the puck off to the blue line. Krejci may slide down from the blue line on the weak side anticipating a pass. The passing creates mismatches, space, and traffic for the goaltender.
Bergeron and Eriksson each have netted five goals on the power play. They roam the slot in anticipation for a pass, deflection, or rebound. Spooner, with two power play goals, works as the playmaker.
http://www.hockeyfeed.com/nhl-news/bost ... to-impress
I really think Subban deserves a look, if only just for the powerplay, if not lets get Spooner as the Bruins been shopping him around awhile now supposedly.
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