Originally posted on Blackhawks Down Low  |  Last updated 11/9/11



That’s what you’re going to do?

Steve Montador?

In front of the net?

On the powerplay?

You’re THAT much out of ideas?

You can just **** right off then.

You’ve clearly given up. I thought you reached that point last night against the Blues when I saw Dan Carcillo running around doing nothing in particular on the powerplay. Nope. You’ve reached a new level of silliness.

Granted, this isn’t the level of silliness that is JOHN SCOTT on the powerplay in front of the net, but at least that was in the playoffs, when we were getting destroyed, in danger of getting swept, and honestly in desperation mode.

But today is NOVEMBER NINTH. The Blackhawks have played FIFTEEN games.

Yes, the powerplay has stunk worse than that Jack-o-lantern still sitting on your porch that’s half eaten by squirrels and soggy from all the rain. But seriously, your solution is Steve ******* Montador?

How about you setup two units, comprised of three forwards, and two defensemen, teach them a system that doesn’t work ONLY the backdoor play that EVERY SINGLE TEAM KNOWS ABOUT, and keep them together for a few weeks? I don’t know, that’s just me.

Plus, the issue on the powerplay has nothing to do with net presence. It’s 1) the absolute abortion that is the entry into the zone and 2) only attempting the backdoor pass. Let’s try this: Setup the umbrella with a strong shot at the point, stick someone’s ass in front of the net, work the puck around until you get a shooting lane and shoot. Just a thought.

When you struggle at something, what’s one of the first things people say? Get back to basics. Work on the fundamentals. Blah, blah, blah. Not “take someone completely out of their comfort zone, ask them to do something they haven’t done their entire NHL career and expect great things!”

Seriously, if this is the best we can do, someone needs to be fired. I’m not usually someone to go around saying coaches should be fired, but if among the three coaches, this is honestly the best idea they can come up with, then sack ‘em.

So. Stupid.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

DeMar DeRozan: It will be ‘pretty tough’ for me to leave Raptors

Super Bowl referee says Cotchery play could have been a catch

The NBA is one step closer to putting ads on jerseys

Archie Manning defends Cam Newton over press conference

Dwight Howard: ‘I have not asked the Rockets to trade me’

Nazem Kadri fined $5,000 for throat-slashing gesture


Hassan Whiteside suspended one game for elbowing Boban Marjanovic

Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has torn labrum

Report: Antonio Tarver suspended six months, fined $50,000 for positive test

Texans owner wants team to draft a top quarterback

Subban undergoes larynx surgery, out at least eight weeks

Report: Raiders staying in Oakland for 2016 season

Chris Harris: Von Miller should get paid more than JJ Watt

4 likeliest Dwight Howard trade scenarios

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Penn State the latest to offer generic football jerseys for sale

Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

NBA to weigh adding advertisements to jerseys

ESPN, Stephen A. Smith and Little League International sued by parents of Jackie Robinson West

Kobe Bryant shoots down notion he wants All-Star MVP record

Justin Tuck will sign one-day contract to retire with Giants

Ronda Rousey returns to training

Von Miller likely to get franchise tag from Broncos

Barry J. Sanders transferring to Oklahoma State

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker