Saturday, November 17, 2007

Power Play Outage

Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Tom Renney has decided to go with two equal power play units in an effort to jump start the 20th ranked power play (15.3%) in the league...

"...They'd been trying it with a primary five-man unit featuring Jagr, Scott Gomez and Brendan Shanahan up front, with Michal Rozsival and Chris Drury at the points. Beginning with the second period of Thursday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Flyers, Renney switched to two units. One had Shanahan, Gomez and Drury up front; the other featured forwards Jagr, Sean Avery and Brandon Dubinsky. Defensemen Rozsival, Dan Girardi, Fedor Tyutin and Paul Mara played the points in four different combinations...

...'We talked before practice, and I thought it would be better for us and for Chris to move him back to what has been his bread-and-butter, 15-20 feet away from the net,' Renney said..."

...thank goodness Renney finally came to his senses and took Drury off the point on the power play. If Drury's 'bread-and-butter' is 15-20 feet away from the net, why in the world has he been out at the point.

...this was like last year when Cullen had a reputation of being good at the point on the power play and we had him playing down low.

...Drury is a tough nose, hard working player who gets a lot of garbage goals in front (see last year's game tying goal against us in Game 5). Its nice to see him back where he belongs.

1 comment:

bpette02 said...

Nice post! good job!