Last night, we were 0-6 or 0-7 on the Power Play.
In this new NHL, that I will refer to as zero contact figure skating, special teams are key. Look at Philly and Montreal, their PP wins them games.
The Rangers have had so much trouble scoring 5 on 5, so we cannot really rely on goals from that, but the man advantage (and in cases of the 2 man advantage), so you know what? Fix the PP. It's that simple!
The Rangers' power play consists of pass, pass, pass, pass, fake shot, fake shot, pass, out of the zone, cycle, back in the zone, pass, pass, pass, pass to the slot, shot wide, repeat.
Imagine having a 25% efficient power play.. I'm sure we'd had a few more wins!
I will keep my hopes up because the PP has been looking somewhat better lately.. there's nothing more effective than drawing a penalty (and in doing so frustrating the team that got caught), and then scoring.
But how do we improve the PP? I say 'we' because I'm paying good money for this rise in blood pressure!
Let Mara and Tyutin fire from the point!.. and heck let Rozsival do the same.. he has 11 goals this year.. heck, even Girardi has like 7 or 8..
Jagr is always at the right circle, and Shanny always sets up in the slot, so teams can easily kill any penalty against us... but how about, I dunno, if we park in front of the net (Drury, I'm looking in your direction)..
And stop with the wide shots.. you've all played the game for years and years and years, and you can't hit the giant red box.. ridiculous!
Just get it on net, get the rebound.. it's not hard! You have an extra man out there for crying out loud!
Pass, pass, shoot, rebound, score should give you at least a 20% success rate.. it's not hard!.. take some chances!