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Tailing the Komets

Ks working to improve power play

Comments

Observer
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 8:10am

And that is exactly why you hear the crowd yelling "shoot the puck" during our power play.

Anne Argast
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:07pm

There is no doubt we can get too fancy and make one too many passes, but power play goals flow from puck control. A power play develops as the attacking team cycles the puck. Random shots on the breadbasket do not typically produce rebounds and goals. Control-attack-score.

#1Fan
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 1:52pm

Blake, any word on injury report on Hughes?

Blake Sebring
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 2:12pm

He's been practicing the last two days and could be in the lineup this weekend. Gates has also been skating but will likely not be ready until next week. It's coming in tomorrow's notebook.

Anonymous
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 2:22pm

One thing that is interesting is Drew Olson who we signed in the offseason as a defensemen is now playing as a forward for Syracuse in the AHL. It would be nice if they sent him down he looks like he throws people around from his videos.

Blake Sebring
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 2:29pm

It's too bad for the Komets about Olson and Muse because both would be tremendous assets that they put in a lot of work on during the summer.

indy ks fan
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:44pm

Olson is tearing up the AHL.  17 games, 1 goal, 0 assists, -10, and 6 PIMs.  Looks like he would fit in with the Ks third liners.  Or he could be captain.

As for Muse, if you put him in back of the Ks defense, his stats would be no better than Makarov's.

The Ks need more help than either or both of them could provide.

indy ks fan
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 6:19pm

If the Ks want to get a physical third line player, David Franke should get on the phone and call Rochester regarding the availability of Johnny McGuire.  He is a rookie winger on an AHL contract who has only played four games all year.  His last game was a week ago so unless he got hurt in that game he should be healthy enough to play.  He has 36 PIMs in those 4 games so he is not afraid to drop the gloves.  In his last game against Utica, he fought Mr. Lyon if you recall who he is.

I don't know anything about this kid.  All I know is what I see on the internet.  He fits what I think the Ks need and he is just sitting in the stands in Rochester.  He cannot be any less productive than Mangan, Szydlowski, Miller, or King.  I think he would be worth a phone call.

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