Breaking: The Leafs’ power play is still struggling to find some consistency.
It feels like clockwork each time their struggling man-advantage unit gets brought up on each broadcast with the commentators going over how the team has only scored three goals in that scenario since March 9th. To put into perspective how long it has been since the Leafs’ power play was dominant, Travis Boyd and Jimmy Vesey were still on the team when Auston Matthews scored a PP goal that marked the beginning of this aforementioned drought.
Earlier this month, some of the TLN staff and I went over some ideas on ways to improve Toronto’s power play (which was one for 38 at that time). To summarize my initial idea: the Leafs need to determine a combination that works and use their top unit for as long as possible based on trends suggesting that is the best method. I have since come up with two ideas that might just get the PP back on track heading into the playoffs. One of these ideas is more realistic while the other is a bit chaotic, but both have the potential to provide a spark that the team desperately needs to …
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation