Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Coach Therrien Thinks the Pens Power-play is "Soff"

Penguins head coach Michel Therrien is not happy with the team's power-play and why would he be? They are currently at 18.3% (PP%) which ties them for 15th in the league. Up to this point, they've had 93 opportunities with only 19 of those converting into goals according to NHL.com stats - that is just not good; I mean, there are teams worse than we are, but this just doesn't fit who we are as a team and just isn't good enough!

And we all know what that means as fans, when Coach Therrien is frustrated with something he feels his team is capable of, he tends to "call them out" on it and Saturday was no exception when they were 0 for 4 on the power-play.
"We don't have the right attitude out there," Therrien said. "It can't be tic-tac-toe all the time. There are times when you have to battle. ... Anytime there's a battle, most of the time we lose those battles.

"The penalty killers on other teams outwork our power play. It's pretty simple. That's the reason we struggle. Until they change that attitude, until they change their work ethic, it's not going to work.

"We might do a tic-tac-toe play every once in a while but, other than that, we're getting outworked by every penalty-killing [unit] in the league now, whatever team we play. If we're not working, it's not going to work."

Let's hope they find out what works soon (I'm pretty confident they will)!!

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