Re: Powerplay Percentage
posted at 2/15/2013 12:13 PM EST
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to perrysound's comment:
Does it not seem that generally speaking the Bruins have to fight to the bitter end of a game on most nights? They don't blow out teams very often.
If nothing else, would a better PP not make their journey easier? And over a long season, and a longer post-season, does that not give you an advantage? You can balance your ice time more effectively? Can you play your 3 D pairing more often, reducing the load on Chara?
Those come from behind games are exciting, but also taxing on the top lines. There is only so much gas in the tank. As we have seen, the playoffs are a long a grueling trip, and if they can cut 1 or 2, or 3 games off, then all the better.
jm hit it right on the spot. "To ignore something that can be fixed with the probable result of making the team better is folly, even with the terrific start.".
They don't have to blow teams out. They just have to win by one goal.
Ask Devils fans. One goal victories are still victories.
This team is a couple years older, and although there are some new young legs, the core is that much older, especially Chara. A good PP might give them the rest they will need.
And have you seen their March/April Schedule? Wow, is rest ever going to be important.