John Tortorella looked like a New York City traffic cop Wednesday.
Standing at centre ice while waving his hands and then pointing in different directions with his stick, the vocal Vancouver Canucks coach was giving a new-look power play some new practice options.
With Alex Burrows joining the first unit with Ryan Kesler, Henrik and Daniel Sedin while Dan Hamhuis manned the point, those options should allow the league’s 26th-ranked power play to challenge the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.
“We just want to have the foundation of a set-up,” said Tortorella. “I want them to play and I want their creativity to take over — I don’t want to school them too much. Other than a couple of games, I think it’s been good, but it’s puck luck, and 90 per cent of the time we’ve controlled the zone and the entries have been really good. We haven’t had the finish. A little change here will spark us.
“Kes has a dangerous shot and just getting the puck to the net with Burr in front, is going to cause...