Power(?) play

As a follow-up to Terry Murray’s talk of needing to generate more offensive chances, I asked him how that related to the power play. The Kings have a dreadful 13.6-percent conversion rate on the power play, fifth-worst in the NHL, and they are 1 for 19 on the power play over their last three games. Here’s what Murray said about the need to generate more power-play chances…

MURRAY: “There was a study that was done quite a few years ago about the percentage of goals scored — out of about 2,000 goals on the power play — and the number is probably in the mid-70s (percentage) in terms of where the original shot came from. And that is from the blue line. The bottom line is, it’s a `shot’ mentality, with traffic and looking for good things off of that. It disorganizes everything, whenever you’re getting pucks to the net. That might be a part of the inexperience, in terms of understanding that concept totally, but we will keep pushing that idea. We have some veterans on the team who do understand it and I hope it quickly rubs off on the young guys.”

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  • cristobal

    There is a study going on right now and it says Murray should have been out of coaching quite a few years ago.
    He’s skating Preissing on our power-play. Enough said.

  • Harry

    We are ALMOST IN YEAR 2009 MURRAY!!!!! WE are not in the 80s any more!

  • CharlesinReno

    did anyone else see the kings on the price is right this morning? they were one of the show case showdown prizes

  • Jayrew

    Ron wilson wouldve been a nice hire. This guy is not fit for the new NHL. Crawford and hiscronies always had a bad ass power play

  • anthony

    Why no line-up changes yet.
    Is this guy happy with the teams production of late.
    Geez is he a bad coach.

    I agree Cristobal, Harry, Jayrew.

  • THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS

    Did Lombardi ever even interview Quenville? The guy took an aging and ailing Colorado to the playoffs and is already getting a lot out of an even younger Chicago team.

  • Marc Nathan

    LOS ANGELES KINGS
    PP
    2 D GREENE, MATT 0:11
    5 D HARROLD, PETER 3:56
    6 D O’DONNELL, SEAN 0:02
    8 D DOUGHTY, DREW 5:53
    9 C MOLLER, OSCAR 4:40
    11 C KOPITAR, ANZE 5:40
    12 C O’SULLIVAN, PATRICK 0:11
    17 R SIMMONDS, WAYNE 0:11
    19 L CALDER, KYLE 3:01
    21 D GAUTHIER, DENIS JR. 0:00
    22 C BOYLE, BRIAN 1:57
    23 L BROWN, DUSTIN 5:09
    24 L FROLOV, ALEXANDER 4:09
    26 C HANDZUS, MICHAL 4:35
    27 D QUINCEY, KYLE 4:38
    28 C STOLL, JARRET 0:27
    41 L IVANANS, RAITIS 0:00
    42 D PREISSING, TOM 5:20

    OK, what’s wrong with this picture?

  • THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS

    “It’s just very exploratory, on Brendan’s part and on our part,” Holmgren said. “But if you have an opportunity to add a good player who doesn’t cost you any assets, you have to look into it. He’s an experienced player and has been on three Stanley Cup champions, and his presence on the ice and in the locker room would be invaluable.”

    http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nhl/rumors/post/Shanahan-meets-with-Holmgren-Flyers;_ylt=Arg1LDiHmFUqp5XGAMreCTYJfwM6?urn=nhl,119566

  • Anonymous

    Shanny won’t play anywhere west of the Mississippi.

  • 28 KINGS

    12 C O’SULLIVAN, PATRICK 0:11
    28 C STOLL, JARRET 0:27

    So this is what the power play view from the doghouse looks like. Yikes!

  • Marty

    The Kings Powerless Play will cost them alot of games until the skilled players are utilized regulary on 2 units.

  • Anonymous

    “There was a study that was done quite a few years ago about the percentage of goals scored — out of about 2,000 goals on the power play — and the number is probably in the mid-70s (percentage) in terms of where the original shot came from. And that is from the blue line.”

    Maybe I’m drunk or stupid but I don’t know WTF Terry Murray is saying.

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