Please Fire The Power Play Coach!
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:25 PM
To be fair, we are missing Daniel on the first unit. Also Ehrhoff from last year, who was really our top D on PP. The 2nd unit is missing Hodgson, who was the QB.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:26 PM
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:29 PM
Here's what I want to see:
Kesler - Henrik - Higgins
Edler - Salo
Set up the Salo slapshot with Higgins and Kesler in front of the net, Higgins looking for the occasional tip.
Burrows - Booth - Raymond
Ballard - Hamhuis
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:32 PM
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SOMEBODY EXPLAIN TO BE THE LOGIC BEHIND
HENRIK KESLER AND RAYMOND
as your forwards on the 1st PP unit?
This isn't NHL calibre coaching. Our far and away best 2 centres are on the same freaking PP line along with Mason "can't play" Raymond.
What Stanley Cup favourite would have Andrew Ebbett centering the 2nd PP unit?
and I cannot understand WHY Raymond & Ebbett are doing on the PP unit ?!?!?!?
totally puzzles me !!!!!!!!!!
PP is ATROCIOUS
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:55 PM
Let's see...other team lines up 4 across the blueline and won't let you enter the zone with speed. How do you counter that? You dump and chase. Hockey 101. Or in your case...Hockey For Idiots.
They aren't lining up 4 across the blueline on the PK. So why are we still doing the dump and chase?
Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:07 PM
How long does it take for them to get their heads out of their A**'s????
The drop pass is a failure, they need someone to carry the puck QUICKLY over the blue line and then pass, none of this delaying, allowing the other team to get setup.
This is not rocket science, when you have 5 men to the other team's 4, it is not difficult to get the puck in. Either you shoot it in with a pair of fast moving forwards coming in hard on each wing as the puck crosses the line, or you carry it in. They need to use the center of the ice too, enter on a wing, and pass back to the center to a defenceman or late entering forward.
Once in the zone, they need to move towards the net, and not scate around the outside. If you don't force the defence to react, there are no holes. If you move towards the net, you force the opposing players to move to you, and then the ice opens up, allowing a pass to a player in the clear.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:16 PM
I dont proclaim to know everything about hockey but GET REAL. To continue doing the SAME thing expecting different results is insanity. They could have dealt with this ages ago. Its gone from bad to worse. The sedins passing and passing no shots generated, to issues gaining the line, now we're giving up shg?
Furthermore, to those who state "well, to be fair, we dont have erhoff or samuelsson etc" that is irrelevant. We dont have sidney crosby either, but we still expect our team to score goals
We have to expect the coaches to work with what they have and adapt. They just keep rolling out that tired drop pass crap and leaving it to " the boys" to lead their team. Well they should have stepped up a long time ago to adapt, address issues, and figure it the $&@$ out.
I love my team and I'll always support them but I'm disappointed in the way they are being coached.
Get a clue Newell or get out!
Edited by Cristalinastar, 13 April 2012 - 11:25 PM.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:19 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:30 AM
Their PP breakout is based on the drop pass which hasn't been working because other teams are already anticipating this.
Not just in todays game (where they gave up a shorty) but I recall a few instances near the end of the season where they just couldn't get out of their zone because the play was so obvious and was read well in advance by the opposing checker.
After the trade deadline, as much as people like to say Hodgson only had one good month, we did lose a player who is capable of QBing the second PP unit working off the left circle.
In the playoffs, you play a team every other night for between 4 and 7 games.
After each game you need to make adjustments.
AV and the rest of the coaches have to take some of the blame.
You cannot rely simply on talent or that you have a better team on paper.
If something isn't working, you have to make a change.
In the playoffs you don't have 10 or 12 games to "see if things fall into place".
PS: would it kill AV to use a timeout once in a blue friggin moon?
Edited by magoomba, 14 April 2012 - 01:32 AM.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:00 AM
That Vig sure is one strange duck.