A) They didn't have Zidlicky for the majority of last season
B) They've had an inordinate amount of 5-on-3's so far
C) They spend way too much time cycling to their non-shooting side, particualrly Kovy. They have the occasional power play where they don't overcycle and they get nine shots on it, then they have other power plays where they get no shots while trying to cycle Kovy from left to right for no real reason and everyone has to turn around to get into shooting position.
1: Yeah, Zidlicky helps, but not that much. And Zidlicky is way above his career average in shots on goal - they pulled him off Unit 1 because he wasn't shooting, and now he listened.
2: 5 on 3s aren't counted here, I'm just looking at 5 on 4.
3: They are trying to move Kovalchuk off the left point because you can't just set up the one-timer to Kovalchuk and expect it to work. I really like what they are doing in this regard.
works like a charm
It actually does and will. The 2nd unit is a disaster, but the 1st unit is one of the best in the league.
Edited by Triumph, 24 February 2013 - 10:47 PM.