Hockey Widow wrote:Our PP sucks do we need to respond this way. If we had a top five average PP maybe we still turn a blind eye but we can't right now.
It's sucks and it's way worse than last season which was worse than the season before that.
And IMO, there is currently no answer in our current roster of players. The last season that we were half decent was in the 2011/12 season and if you look at the PP goals, it goes
- for a total of 57 over 84 games. (.6486 ppg/game)
2012/13 season, Salo leaves and the PP goals TANK.
- for a total of 26 over 48 games (.5417 ppg/game)
- for a total 22 over 47 (.4681 ppg/game)
As much as I love Hank, he's not a PP QB. The way Hank scores is by being in constant motion cycling the puck creating confusion and defensive break downs. On a PP, good opponents will not break their 4 man box and when faced with an opponent that will not chase him, Hank is kinda useless.
Dank is pretty much the same. He's got a better shot than Hank but relies heavily on the cycling game.
Garrison is a one trick pony that everyone's figured out and usually, the puck doesn't get to him fast enough for him to beat the goalie with a one timer. And sometimes, it gets to him TOO fast and he whiffs. As well, he may have a hard shot but his accuracy is not very good.
Yannick Weber is a decent enough 3rd pairing defensemen but he's not a PP QB.
Alex Edler has a decent shot but I don't think he's a PP QB either.
So what's more important. 5on5 scoring or 5on4 scoring? Because we are lacking in both. I'm leaning towards the 5on4 scoring because of the punishment aspect.
PS. Someone please remind me because my memory is shit. Was Salo that good of a PP QB in 2011/12?