If the Bruins Find a Powerplay

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    If the Bruins Find a Powerplay

    If the Bruins ever get their powerplay on track they would be the scariest team to beat in this short season. the parts are there but it is not in their minds. Mr. Ward is not the answer and new ideas may have to come from a different souce which in my opion could be Mark Ricci.

    He is the man who helped us win a cup and was a very good PP man. If he is employed elsewhere it could be a good idea to try to get him in the fold.

    The Bruins are the best all round in the NHL and could win another cup with a good PP. The Bruins proved in their last cup victory that a good PP was not necessary but in a short season the PP is huge.

    The Bruins have great depth as proved with the win over the Habs with injuries to key players. but more scoring is needed and the PP has to come though, Rask cannot save forever.

     

                        GO BRUINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
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    This PP problem has been going on for years now yet they keep winning. I know it's cliche, but it's the scoring depth and usually dominant 5 on 5 play that continues to allow this to happen. Personally, I think someone needs to get fired, especially after last night, but whatever works.

     
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    This PP problem has been going on for years now yet they keep winning. I know it's cliche, but it's the scoring depth and usually dominant 5 on 5 play that continues to allow this to happen. Personally, I think someone needs to get fired, especially after last night, but whatever works.



     Being poor in one area of the game merits the need for someone to get fired ?

    You need to look at the big picture. Their record and where they sit in the standings. 

     
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    Ward is valuable to this team in many ways - no need to fire the guy. But I do not see why the Bs are sitting on their hands by not bringing in some fresh coaching for the PP. Look at what San Jose did for their awful penalty kill. Players are the same, but they bring in Larry Robinson and he turns it around quickly by a shift in philosophy and positioning. It's high time for Boston to do the same on the PP - go out, hire a guy with a new plan and implement it. They've got nothing to lose at this point. Are they too cheap to spend the salary?

     
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    This PP problem has been going on for years now yet they keep winning. I know it's cliche, but it's the scoring depth and usually dominant 5 on 5 play that continues to allow this to happen. Personally, I think someone needs to get fired, especially after last night, but whatever works.



     Being poor in one area of the game merits the need for someone to get fired ?

    You need to look at the big picture. Their record and where they sit in the standings. 

     

     




     

    I agree for the most part, but look at the Rangers. What's the hockey media narration gonna be if the Bruins put together 2+ losses in a row? Why not solve the problem before it has a chance to become one? I don't like the logic of "if it ain't broke don't fix it" in this case because it will come back to bite them in the "butt" at some point, most likely the playoffs.

     
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    It's painfull to watch sometimes & the PP could be a way of finishing off teams, but they won a cup with no PP. It means they have to do it the hard way to win, but with a 7-1-1 record, a first place position in the conference & the #1 pk in the league. I don't think anyone is going anywhere.

     
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    The PP ineptness has been going on for 3 freakin years now. It's not a down turn or a bad streak, so the excuse "it doesn't matter becuase the Bruins are in 1st place and they are so great 5 on 5" doesn't hold any weight anymore. It's a league embarrassment, a joke now with hockey announcers.

    Why should Jacobs pay more money for another assistant, when Julien already has three assistants ? The blame for the three year, not three games or three months, falls on Julien becuase he hires the assistants.

    Now PC has to go out n start searching for an over-priced PMD becuase Julien has no answer.

     
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    The PP ineptness has been going on for 3 freakin years now. It's not a down turn or a bad streak, so the excuse "it doesn't matter becuase the Bruins are in 1st place and they are so great 5 on 5" doesn't hold any weight anymore. It's a league embarrassment, a joke now with hockey announcers.

    Why should Jacobs pay more money for another assistant, when Julien already has three assistants ? The blame for the three year, not three games or three months, falls on Julien becuase he hires the assistants.

    Now PC has to go out n start searching for an over-priced PMD becuase Julien has no answer.




    It's a tough call San considering CJ and Ward won the championship together in the NHL and made the finals in the AHL( shared Coach of the Year honours 2001). End of the season results trump (just about) everything else.

     
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    for an over-priced PMD becuase Julien has no answer.




    Isn't that exactly what Hamilton is? You need to move this kid to the first unit and put him with Krejic and Seguin. Think that would solve the problem right there.

     
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    It's painfull to watch sometimes & the PP could be a way of finishing off teams, but they won a cup with no PP. It means they have to do it the hard way to win, but with a 7-1-1 record, a first place position in the conference & the #1 pk in the league. I don't think anyone is going anywhere.



    My thinking is they will be never have more then a below average PP. After this many years of being bad I've grown accustomed to the thought that the PP is a what you see is what you get from them .

    There have been changes made with the results the same. Bad ! Good thing their strength is 5 on 5 play. 

     
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    PMD talk gives me the PMS.

    Yeah pretty sure that what dougie fresh is.

     
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    PMD talk gives me the PMS.

    Yeah pretty sure that what dougie fresh is.



    The look in your avatar suggests you suffer this at other times too.

     
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    PMD talk gives me the PMS.

    Yeah pretty sure that what dougie fresh is.




    Your post are are horrible and the guy in your avatar looks like he's suffered a heart attack at the special olympics..

     
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    The power play has been bad for 3 years, they won a Cup in spite of it but bowed out to the Caps with no PP as a big reason..Something has to change...

     
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    There seems to be a growing trend this year for putting 2 D back on the blue line in PP situations. Last year and the year before, a puck-moving forward back there was all the rage. I agree with the two D and wish the Bruins did it. Those guys make a living knowing where the seams are and how to move the puck around the umbrella. Let forwards be forwards.

     
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    Some simple changes may help.

    - Don't take forever to take a shot from the point

    - Keep the shot from the point low.  high shots cant be tipped and cant create rebounds.

    - Move, move, move, rotate.  They stand still too much.

     
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    Re: If the Bruins Find a Powerplay

    In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:

    In response to Dougie_Spamilton's comment:

     

    This PP problem has been going on for years now yet they keep winning. I know it's cliche, but it's the scoring depth and usually dominant 5 on 5 play that continues to allow this to happen. Personally, I think someone needs to get fired, especially after last night, but whatever works.

     



     Being poor in one area of the game merits the need for someone to get fired ?

    You need to look at the big picture. Their record and where they sit in the standings. 

     



    If there is strictly a pp coach yes he deserves to get fired. 

     
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    If you watched how Montreal worked their pp that is what the bruins should be trying to do. They are consistently shifting around and everyone is moving not sitting in front of the net for chara to slam it home. Movement is what creates opportunities on the pp not ugly goals that luckily get in that's why we have the 2nd worst pp in the league again. 

     
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    PP = pee pee.

    I wonder if -  over the course of the last 3 years - Geoff Ward has thrown his hands up and said to the players,

    "I have no idea here...anybody got any ideas? I am all ears."

    His plan(s) don't work now or then. Time for a fresh perspective.

    Not necessarily fired, but removed from the PP coaching role.

     
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    The power play has been bad for 3 years, they won a Cup in spite of it but bowed out to the Caps with no PP as a big reason..Something has to change...



    If Horton is not in the lineup one n done, take Savard out of the equation PP drops significantly. There just needs to be a backup plan and if that means an assistant coaching add with subtraction then so be it. The Bruins PP gives me a headache, it just can't be that bad but it is.

    EDIT: "Not necessarily fired, but removed from the PP coaching role."

    I nominate Craig Janney, he needs to get out on the ice. He's getting too plump doing color for College Hockey games.

     
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    The PP has been nonexistent since Savard has left.  The B’s really don’t have a PP QB.  I’m guessing they’re hoping Hamilton will develop into one within the next few years.  I give them credit though, they’re experimenting with different combos but I still think their entry into the zone still needs work.  At times last night, Montreal just glided into the zone and set up.  Team is missing a true goal scorer.  Horton is too streaky  

     

     
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    In response to brunod's comment:

    If the Bruins ever get their powerplay on track they would be the scariest team to beat in this short season. the parts are there but it is not in their minds. Mr. Ward is not the answer and new ideas may have to come from a different souce which in my opion could be Mark Ricci.

    He is the man who helped us win a cup and was a very good PP man. If he is employed elsewhere it could be a good idea to try to get him in the fold.

    The Bruins are the best all round in the NHL and could win another cup with a good PP. The Bruins proved in their last cup victory that a good PP was not necessary but in a short season the PP is huge.

    The Bruins have great depth as proved with the win over the Habs with injuries to key players. but more scoring is needed and the PP has to come though, Rask cannot save forever.

     

                        GO BRUINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    I'm assuming you ment Mark Recchi and not Mike Ricci.  Recchi was on the team when they won the cup and they still had a dismal power play.  Also Recchi is now an employee of the Dallas Stars front office.

     
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    There's some very good PP coaches in the minors and juniors that I think Boston could be looking at for some new ideas and fresh blood. Willie Desjardins, Luke Richardson and Brad Larsen are all proven at the A level. If they could snag Ducky away from the Barrie Colts, that would likely revolutionize the Bruins PP too.

     
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    In response to brunod's comment:

    If the Bruins ever get their powerplay on track they would be the scariest team to beat in this short season. the parts are there but it is not in their minds. Mr. Ward is not the answer and new ideas may have to come from a different souce which in my opion could be Mark Ricci.

    He is the man who helped us win a cup and was a very good PP man. If he is employed elsewhere it could be a good idea to try to get him in the fold.

    The Bruins are the best all round in the NHL and could win another cup with a good PP. The Bruins proved in their last cup victory that a good PP was not necessary but in a short season the PP is huge.

    The Bruins have great depth as proved with the win over the Habs with injuries to key players. but more scoring is needed and the PP has to come though, Rask cannot save forever.

     

                        GO BRUINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    they havent found it in 2 years so i dont know what it's going to take, they miss Savard on the half wall, he seemed to settle everything down

     
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    Re: If the Bruins Find a Powerplay

    Here's the solution to the power play problem:

    Have PC trade to get 3 power play specialists for 3 hard working players. Then we'll score more often on the PP, and consequently our 5 on 5 player will suffer and score less and we'll win less games, and probably have no shot at the Cup.

    Then, you will all complain because we won't win enough.

    Anyone remember that the Kings also won the Cup with no power play.

    The power play is highly overrated. It's the team as a whole that wins - not the PP.

    How is the Ranger PP now that they have Nash? Look it up.

     

     

     
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