In response to jmwalters' comment:
In response to shuperman's comment:
I dont think you snap your fingers and its better. Its not a secret. They practice it daily. Its been like this for yrs.
Nobody is suggesting that it is that easy. However, 27 other teams (including some very bad ones) seem to have found a better way of doing it so their are remedies out there. The mere fact that it has been this bad for so long means it is a systemic issue...cough......Ward.....cough.
At the end of the day Ward should be "let-go". Unfortunately, he's being paid as a "special-teams" coach and the PP has not produced. As you all know, his firing in itself may jumpstart the PP. At this point, can it hurt? An average power play can make the BRUINS 'lights-out". Tukka still has big skates to fill, and I'm sure he will. Thomas was the x-factor during the Cup run that featured a weak PP. A 20% effective PP can at least make up for a teams mistakes during the course of a game, and from a tactical stand-point, make the BRUINS a very difficult team to beat.