Originally Posted by NoWayOut
Gulutzan has preached consistency with lineups recently, but I think this is still the one area where that consistency might be a ways off. They're following in last year's footsteps on the power-play. They are currently 23rd in the league at 13.9%, but that's only 0.4% above last year. And the rise of seven spots in the rankings is due to some surprise teams, Rangers, Bruins, Kings, and Wings, being even more futile on the man advantage.
Maybe allowing the power-play units some time to gel together is the answer, maybe it isn't, we'll see as time goes on. I do have to admit I haven't been taking careful notes on who's been manning which power-play lately. I will correct that going forward.
benn jagr morrow on one.
eriksson ryder and vincour with roy on the point on the other.
your point about giving this team some time to gel is warranted and makes sense. they haven't been given much of a chance with all of the injuries and benn's contract stuff... sure would be nice to have whitney on that top line.
morrow has been terrible and he should not be on the top line or on either powerplay. just my opinion, of course. but he has been very, very bad. it seemed last night after the first period that benn and jagr just kind of ignored him and they played a lot better as a result.