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.