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Pittsburgh Penguins Power Play Needs a Big Change

Drastic times call for drastic measures!  The Pens power play is mired in drastic times.  Coach Dan needs to take drastic measures to make the power play even remotely effective.  I am not sure what the answer is, but I would start with taking Kris Letang off of the number one unit.  He is trying too hard, gripping the stick too hard or whatever.  What he is right now, is ineffective.  He struggles to hit the net with his shots (that is on the rare instances when he decides to shoot), his passes are off the mark, he is making bad decisions and losing pucks.  He is not playing poorly in all aspects of the game, but the power play is horrible and he is the anchor on said power play.

Maybe they should let Talbot, Adams, Asham and Rupp run the  power play.  These guys have been their best players.  Bring back Englland. He is not exactly crafty with the puck, but when he shoots, it goes on net.  As Krundle said in his pre-game “Keep shooting, it really is the most effective way to score goals”.  Maybe they should just shoot every time they have the puck.  It can’t be worse than the existing PP.

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  1. facebook fans's Gravatar facebook fans
    April 15, 2012 at 10:37 am | Permalink

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  2. April 26, 2011 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    I believe Anaheim won the cup over New Jersey without scoring even one Power Play goal

  3. Rob's Gravatar Rob
    April 26, 2011 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    Has a team ever won a series without a powerplay goal? Southside Shultzie says no!

  4. April 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    I totally agree- I keep yelling SHOOT the PUCK!!! the whole time they are on a power play- they just pass it around & around…

  5. Randy's Gravatar Randy
    April 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Been saying same thing about putting grinders on the PP, been best players this series and PP can’t get any worse. Wasn’t Martin brought in to be PP QB? Why isn’t he on the 1st line?


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