Re: Powerplay Percentage
posted at 2/16/2013 9:37 AM EST
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
Yeah, see - this thread was started in response to a bunch of other threads where people propose trades and all sorts of other measures in order to improve the Bruins' PP. If you look only at what people have said on this thread, you're not looking at the whole picture. People aren't saying "well, it would be better if the PP was good." That just fits within the position I've adopted all along - if they play better, they'll win more. That could be on the PP, but it could also be lights out goaltending or four goals a night 5 on 5.
Where this whole thread comes from is people saying the Bruins should reacquire Ryder because if they don't fix the PP they aren't going to win. Or that the Bruins need to get a top-notch sniper or they won't win. Basically, all of the other threads where people say "the team is doing well, but they aren't going to win another Cup if they don't improve on the PP." And that's just not true. Shifting the point to PP would make it easier - sure it would. But what do you do to improve the PP to make it easier? Given that we're now talking about "making it easier", I don't know that I'd mess with a winning formula to get better PP results.
Last year, they had the third highest PP% the team has had since 1997. And it wasn't considered good enough. They play ugly hockey on the PP, same as last year, and I've got a dollar that says they end up somewhere between 14 and 17% for the year - just like every year. With this group of personnel. It will average out. It's not worth the airtime it gets.
The "airtime" book, is the result of pretty much one cementhead insisting it "doesn't matter". You're going against your own judgement, and your own comments, attempting to validate those ramblings.
You accuse me of "reaching", then have the gall to suggest what people are saying on "this thread" doesn't really count. Incredible! You talk about drama and such, but this was a pretty logical discussion for the most part, til numbnuts jumped in again, and you attempted to back him.
We've got 7 pages of comments here. Basically no one is saying it's the be all end all. Virtually no one is suggesting blowing anything up in an attempt to make it better. Most merely agree it should be significantly better.
Asmaha is right, this is hilarious. Balance is better than imbalance. More goals are better than less. Unless more pp goals magically displaces even strength or shorties, this is picking fly sh!t out of pepper.
I suspect if someone proclaims the pk to be another bonus, we'll have more drama.