Why is the Bruins powerplay so bad?

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    Why is the Bruins powerplay so bad?

    The Bruins look like a completely different team out there on the powerplay.  Krejci, Chara, Bergeron, Lucic.  These guys have a combined 142 points, but they struggle to even get the puck into the offensive zone on the PP.  How does a team ranked 6th in goals for look so disgustingly bad on the man advantage?  
     
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    Terrible PP coach.
     
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    Having Wheeler out there is a freakin joke!!! When you look at how they struggle so bad and how good they are 5 on 5 is because of who they put out there, that falls on Ward & CLOD. Wheeler needs to go!!!!!!!
     
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    [QUOTE]Terrible PP coach.
    Posted by callodthedom19[/QUOTE]

    I used to think that was the reason.  In fact, I have wanted to see Geoff Ward fired before.  But now I'm not so sure.   There were multiple times during today's game, where the Bruins were making stupid decisions with the puck (passing into each others skates, making weak dump-ins).  For whatever reason, the players just seem to play significantly worse on the PP.  
     
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    As bluefox said "Keeping the same ingredients doesn't make the soup any better". The 09' PP had a sniper that put fear into the opposing teams. The Bs current wingers need too much space to shoot that they can't create.

    Gaborik, Heatly, Hossa make the money they do because they don't need a ton of space to get there great shots off from anywhere in the high or low slot.

    Bruins defense do not have anyone that backs opposing forwards off on the PP. Savard's cap space must get these two types of players or it is two rounds n done again.
     
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    Dump and Chase , Dump and Chase.. Never changes..until we get someone to carry the puck into the offensive zone on the PP and set up , this team against the top echelon teams in the League will struggle.. Using that style you have to win the puck battle in the corners and gain possession.. today they lost every battle.. SJ easy clear.. 0 /4...
     
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    [QUOTE]Dump and Chase , Dump and Chase.. Never changes..until we get someone to carry the puck into the offensive zone on the PP and set up , this team against the top echelon teams in the League will struggle.. Using that style you have to win the puck battle in the corners and gain possession.. today they lost every battle.. SJ easy clear.. 0 /4...
    Posted by cowboys9[/QUOTE]

    As far as I'm concerned, the problem is not the "dump and "chase", it's how the Bruins are executing it.  The Bruins d-men are firing the puck in from the blueline and not giving the forwards enough time to go in after it.  And when the Bruins do manage to get the puck in the offensive zone, they are struggling with it along the boards.  The Bruins forwards and defensemen go to help whoever has the puck (they get out of position) and the opposing teams clear it from their zone. 
     
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    At present, the Bruins don't have the offensive predator that forces the other team to be completely aware of where he is on the ice at all times.  They have no one to consistetly put the dagger in when chances arise. 

    Whomever devised the PP seems to have created one that is completely pedestrian making it easy to defend.  You watch Detroit's and their players are always moving, circling in the offensive zone looking for someone who has sprung himself loose from coverage because 4 players shouldn't be able to cover 5. 

    The Bruins seem to spend a good part of their PP skating back to retrieve the puck from their own zone.  Hard to recall the last time we saw some sustained pressure with the extra man. 

    Whatever the players' strengths are, the PP hasn't played to them.  I felt better when Chara was on the right point recently being a left-handed shot but no one seems to be dishing him pucks into his wheelhouse.  If Ward is responsible, I hope he feels the heat of Bruin brass and fans each time the PP performs as ineffectively as it has for a large part of the season.
     
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    As most have been hinting here, the answer is simple, TALENT.

    We have lots of good 2nd/3rd line wingers, Savvy was the only dynamic offensive skill guy we had.  Without him healthy, we need replacements badly, for the PP and our offensive production overall.

    Kampfer has done a nice job as an offensive Dman, that helps.
     
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    In Response to Re: Why is the Bruins powerplay so bad?:
    [QUOTE]Dump and Chase , Dump and Chase.. Never changes..until we get someone to carry the puck into the offensive zone on the PP and set up , this team against the top echelon teams in the League will struggle.. Using that style you have to win the puck battle in the corners and gain possession.. today they lost every battle.. SJ easy clear.. 0 /4...
    Posted by cowboys9[/QUOTE]

    because they have nobody to go into the offensive zone with speed.
    As Sandog is saying they don't have that speedy sniper winger for PP to be effective.
    Since they cannot burst in and the other team is standing them up at the blueline they dumb it in. Again they're not fast enough to get to that puck.
     
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    In Response to Re: Why is the Bruins powerplay so bad?:[QUOTE]Dump and Chase , Dump and Chase.. Never changes..until we get someone to carry the puck into the offensive zone on the PP and set up  SJ easy clear.. 0 /4...Posted by cowboys9[/QUOTE]

    Hee Hee it reminds me of Espo making fun of Don Cherry "Wrap it around the boards!, Wrap it around the boards!" No imagination PP it is.
     
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    [QUOTE]The Bruins look like a completely different team out there on the powerplay.  Krejci, Chara, Bergeron, Lucic.  These guys have a combined 142 points, but they struggle to even get the puck into the offensive zone on the PP.  How does a team ranked 6th in goals for look so disgustingly bad on the man advantage?  
    Posted by TimThomas-god[/QUOTE]

    1) To much standing around & relying on point shots that rarely get through or hit the net. Very stationary PP.

    2) Lack of PMD with good retrieval skills & playmaking skills. Chara handles the puck like a grenade. A rental like Kaberle could really assist the PP & Chia has to do something to get someone back there who can run a PP.

    3) Lack of adjustments from the coaching staff. This has been a problem for a couple of years yet we see the same song & dance. Pass the puck to the point for the big shot. Much to predictable. Why not try all your best players together. Put Bergeron & Krejci on together & give Marchand some PP time. 


    Todays game was very frustrating but as has been the problem in the past 2 playoffs the Bs have a tough time with an aggressive forecheck yet Chia & staff fail to correct it.

     


     
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    We just don't have that one PP QB that knows what they are doing out there.

    Also there is too much cycling going on, instead of playing the small passing games

    I like Krejci and Bergeron as forwards and lucic, Ryder have been doing a sub par job.


     
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    [QUOTE]We just don't have that one PP QB that knows what they are doing out there. Also there is too much cycling going on, instead of playing the small passing games I like Krejci and Bergeron as forwards and lucic, Ryder have been doing a sub par job.
    Posted by yaz16[/QUOTE]
     
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    they are too slow....they need that offensive D-man who is quick and can skate  and move the puck to the forwards....also, another fast winger, who cares if he is smaller(just look what Montreal will do to them on Wednesday)who can move the puck and skate circles around those big, slow wingers.
     
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    Not sure why CJ gave up on the Recchi at the point project. One giveaway mistake that led to a shorthanded goal and you are done with the project??

    Recchi and Chara were doing a great job moving the puck in a frantic pace.


     
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    no pure scorer or guy who can set the PP up.
     
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    if you watch other teams, they use the same players , attacking the same as in 5 0n 5 . Setting up differently and standing still burns the Bruins. For those wanting a sniper with speed just look at Seguin on the bench, Marchand would also do better than Wheeler and Ryder. The kids have a quicker release. Why Claude doesn't recognize that is amazing.
     
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    [QUOTE]if you watch other teams, they use the same players , attacking the same as in 5 0n 5 . Setting up differently and standing still burns the Bruins. For those wanting a sniper with speed just look at Seguin on the bench, Marchand would also do better than Wheeler and Ryder. The kids have a quicker release. Why Claude doesn't recognize that is amazing.
    Posted by bogie6[/QUOTE]

    Yeah Claude let the Failboat sail right in and dock right up front on the PP port today. Wheeler is just terrible. Anyone (especially Caron) would be more useful. Please if anyone is moved make it be him he is awful.
     
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    I don't blame the PP on Wheeler.  The PP normally has a QB.  We have no one that meets that discription.  We need a guy on the back end for starters.  And we could really use a guy like Dumont or maybe a pure PP guy like Andrew Burnette. 

    Kaberle is looking better by the minute. 
     
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    Re: Why is the Bruins powerplay so bad?

    ...because Tyler Seguin has never been allowed to be part of it.
     
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    When on the powerplay in the offensive end the only play the bruins have is to play it back the defense for the big shot, most teams know this and sit right on top of are defense with are wingers in the corners the bruins cant do much on the PP. Time to change it up CJ.  
     
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