Ramsay: Keep it simple on the power play

The Thrashers enter Tuesday’s game at Pittsburgh with a power play that is struggling. The unit is just 2-for-29 over the past 10 games.

Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay said the key to returning the unit to its previous success is to keep it simple.

“The entries have to be good,” Ramsay said. ” More importantly, you have to be able to deal with the pressure that teams bring. It’s moving it quickly and not trying to be fancy and making the simple plays. When a power play struggles, the most important thing to do is keep is simple. Get it down low, throw it to the point and shoot it. If you can get those point shots to go through then suddenly good things start to happen. You can get tips, you can get rebounds.”

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stendek

December 28th, 2010
2:20 pm

Uh huh! STENDEK

Kaner #9

December 28th, 2010
2:22 pm

Need Bergfors to be traded…to stop the speculation and distraction.

Brendan

December 28th, 2010
2:48 pm

The Penguins are a very good team. Will there be playing Johnson or Fleury? I kinda hope it is Fleury. I assume we’re going with Pavelec. I’m thinking, 3-1 Penguins. But I hope I’m wrong.

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Dwayne

December 28th, 2010
3:05 pm

I hope your wrong Brendan. Thrash really need this win. Just looking at where we are and the games in hand that other teams have on us makes me feel we could be in 9th or 10th by the first week in January. Of course, it bepends on what those teams do with thier games. And 9th or 10th shouldn’t be that bad in Jan. So we also found out that it was not nittymonkey that has our number, but the Bolts themselves. Got to beat the Bolts the next time we play them.

Dwayne

December 28th, 2010
3:09 pm

Did I ever mention that I hate cindy crotchby? He is the reason for another failed first rounder for our illustrious gm to president to all time buffoon Don Wadell. poor doris, so much promise until the nut pummeling at the hands of a wussy boy. Is don now, with out a doubt, the worst gm ever? surpassing matt millan?

Jimbo

December 28th, 2010
3:22 pm

The last time that we played the Pens it looked like we forgot to take notice of where Crosby was on the ice and we paid the price. Got to know when he’s out there and make sure that someone is on him around the net. I’d love to see us stick Slater on him when he hits the ice. It used to be that most NHL superstars got a shadow from certain teams. Doesn;t happen anymore but should.

iamtheratio

December 28th, 2010
3:42 pm

Keeping it simple works not only on the PP but for any situation in hockey. When you’re losing, the easiest way to start winning is to keep things simple. Hopefully that’s the game plan tonight. Keep it simple, dump the puck, win the board battles, pass to the point and shoot with traffic in front of the net. Wash, Rinse, & Repeat!

If we can keep that up then we should be able to pull a W out tonight. If we turn the puck over and forget to forcheck with constant pressure, we’ll lose this one easily. Let’s GO boys.. GO!

Kaner #9

December 28th, 2010
4:34 pm

Maybe Sid the Kid won’t punch someones JUNK tonight.

East Point Bob

December 28th, 2010
5:10 pm

I agree with Brenden, or worse… I am afraid. We have lost our swaggar.

ex-ex-STH

December 28th, 2010
5:30 pm

We need Cormier to do to Crosby what the Kaner already did to Cooke. Why not just let the new kid shadow Crotchbaby all night with elbows held high?!?

Cornbread

December 28th, 2010
5:42 pm

They have not lost their swagger. In the last three games they caught a second win and had a comeback against the Blues, had a donnybrook late against the Bruins, tied it up late in the third only to be pissed that they lost to Tampa. I expect a very good game from the Thrashers tonight and Thursday. They are going to bring it like they did in the first 10 minutes against Toronto.

They have been in all of the games – except maybe Boston – when in all likelihood they had the excuse to not be. December has been a brutally bad schedule. 2011 is much friendlier and is set up for them to make a big move.

Puck Like A Porn Star

December 28th, 2010
6:37 pm

The power play IS simple: put the puck in the damn net!!

stendek

December 28th, 2010
8:42 pm

Sori Letemin has returned to Thrashers! Huh? That is Pavs in net? Please say it ain’t so! Thrashers took a 2-1 lead only to give up two straight? Not Pavs. Shorthanded goal HAD to be allowed by Letemin! Surely Pavs would not have choked to such a degree. He did? Oh well. Losing streak about to reach four with no end in sight! Thanks for nothings Kari, uh, Pavs. Total shet! Sorry Craig Ramsay sir. System fine. Players not! :( :( :( :( Gutless and heartless. Hope Tuxedos put six up in third period! STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
8:47 pm

Your optimism irks me Cornbread! Sorry. Just does. This team heading to division cellar fast! Just a fact. No fire in gut. No heart. No hope! Wish it were not so. But it is! STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
8:52 pm

Thrashers down 3-2 now. Start of third period. Final score of 7-2 likely. Pavs looks like total shet! Shorthanded goal. Shades of LaLa Land Boy! Sigh. STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
8:54 pm

Put in Moose! Who is backup? Marshmallow who? Forget it! Leaves Pavs in. STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
8:56 pm

Now 4-2. Nine seconds in! THAT IS KARI LEHTONEN. Thanks Pavs. You sorry pile of shet! Maybe seven goals allowed was being too damn optimistic! That was inexcusable! PERIOD. MF! STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
8:58 pm

Come on Pens! Pile it on Tuxedo boys. These heartless uncaring idiots have quit. Time to take em to the woodshed! These bums need to lose one by double digits. Great for team goals against average! Not worth support of any fans. PERIOD! STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:01 pm

I do not think these untalented shets could score if the Pen goaltender went to the bench. That is worse than horrible! STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:01 pm

Hope these bestards relocate to Hamilton. TOMORROW! STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:04 pm

THRASHERS HAVE QUIT! These are YOUR Thrashers people. Damn sure not mine! STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:09 pm

Evander Kane gone. Oh well. Call up one of Hanson Brothers. One tough guy needed on this soft team of pu$$ies! By the way. Bruins will betch slap these losers in Atlanta! As it should be. Uncaring quitters! STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:15 pm

I have no allegiance to Bruins whatsoever. I will be cheering them on at Philips Arena. This heartless debacle has all but turned me completely against Thrashers! Pavs has no more magic. No power play. No penalty kill. No defense. No offense. Somebody tell Cornbread. I do not have the heart. Swagger? Swagger my a$$! STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:19 pm

Two more Tuxedos! Pavs GGA now in toilet. Rightfully so! STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:25 pm

JUST ONE MORE PENS! Knew you guys would not let me down. Thrashers shet. As it should be! STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:27 pm

Love smiles on Tuxedo bench. Thrashers smiling too. They do not give a damn. Fans should not either! Boycott remainder of games. This team not worth any support! STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:28 pm

Damn lucky bounce on Trash goal! Damn. STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:34 pm

LAC

December 28th, 2010
9:27 pm
Hate to say this, BUT we Cannot play with the Big teams anylonger. They gave us a good run and some hope, but it looks like it’s back to the OLD Thrashers after this MESS.

I expect to be out of the top 8 in another 7-10 days… Will lose to Boston and I bet NJ whips us too…. Sad to see things go from good to BAD so fast !

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:50 pm

A team that once attained first place will not even reach playoffs! How ironic. STENDEK

kracker

December 28th, 2010
9:52 pm

Yo…stendek. You posted 10 consecutive posts. You got no replys. Whatever you are saying (I don’t read you) is not resonating with the Thrashers blogosphere.

My advice: Try being a real Thrashers fan for a change. An optomistic fan. Some games we win. Some games we lose. But real fans are generally supportive throughout the ups and downs.

Try it, you might like it.

Michael "The Abbreviation"

December 28th, 2010
9:55 pm

total pathetic effort tonight by trasher bird uniformed clowns on ice! Coach Craig Petrino back to his old tricks with not playin Bergfors, Hey old bald man how many times I have to tell you to stop doin that shet you azzhole!!! Surprised piece of shet Synthia Crossdresser CrosBYSEXUAL did not get a hat trick!!! Losing streak just gaining momentum at 4, I predicted atleast 5 a few days ago… I see that they are tryin to prove me right!! Total shet effort, so tired of this bologna play, send the hawks players on ice, i know the brothas could do much better than these turdvaginas!!!

kracker

December 28th, 2010
9:55 pm

Wow! Sorry for dissing you, stendek! It was 17 negative posts in a row. Get a life, dude.

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:56 pm

I do not anticipate nor do I care if anyone responds or not Kracker. I express my inner feelings. Thanks anyway. HAPPY NEW YEAR! STENDEK

kracker

December 28th, 2010
9:57 pm

Michael “The Abbreviation” – Why do I think you are really stendek? Well, it’s rather obvious…

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:58 pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR MICHAEL! Man was that odious. Total quit job! STENDEK

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:59 pm

Wrong again Kracker! Just great minds thinking along same lines. :) STENDEK

Michael "The Abbreviation"

December 28th, 2010
10:00 pm

Pavs back to normal uncaring azzhole named PAVELOSS , and hey Bogosian i mean Bozo the BUST ed clown, enough fans in the stands for you??

kracker

December 28th, 2010
10:00 pm

Sorry, stendek guy. Posting phony happy holiday slogans won’t get you any juice on here. You are no Thrashers fan.

kracker

December 28th, 2010
10:01 pm

Michael "The Abbreviation"

December 28th, 2010
10:04 pm

Ya shut youre hole Kracker, shet your such a loser supporting and being optomistic about these trashclowns, you may as well suit up!!! And no I am not Stendec, we just happen to see eye to eye alot of the time.. Happy New Year Stendek, just keepin it real man!!!

stendek

December 28th, 2010
10:05 pm

Guess I should rejoice over shet loss tonight Kracker? Will not do so for Falcons so damn sure will not do so for Thrashers. I have eyes! I see when a team gives up! Saw that tonight. Go to Hell make you feel better than Happy New Year? Whatever floats your boat buddy! STENDEK

Michael "The Abbreviation"

December 28th, 2010
10:22 pm

I agree with Stendek, he is absolutely right.. I refuse to rejoice over this loss, no moral victory here or anywhere within a loss in a professional game, haha if you want to call Trashclowns Pros..The Falcons offense sucked last night, and I will not let them off the hook either.. All aspects of Trasherclowns game tonight sucked, and I refuse to sugarcoat this loss, or any other damn one for that matter!!!! A loss is a loss Kraker, go teach 7 year old girl inner league soccer, where maybe a loss can be acceptable, not here but hey, you sure would be great at it..
Girl soccer team named Apologists lose 11-1 here is Coach Kracker’s post game comments to team and family members..:

“Well girls, I am real proud of your effort out there (HAHA effort giving up 11 goals) You know, you guys really battled and gave it 100 percent (hey dumb coach, the saying is 110 percent) ummm I thought our offense was just unlucky, you know the other goalie had a stellar game (not true, you only managed 10 shots) but atleast we got 1 across (only because they put their backup in right before they mercy ruled you) Now lets all go out and get some pizza to celebrate youre girly effort”
HAHAHA, you joke you!!

Someone must be held accountable for these losses, and boy are they starting to pile up!!

Oh and one more thing Kracker, this is not Stendek.. want proof?? Stendek hates Kovalchuk, while I on the other hand have always supported him and continue to do so (only one in Phillips arena with a Thrash jersey on standing and clapping when he scored)
Me and Stendek agree on pretty much everything else though, and seemingly are the only two people in this city who see what the hell is really going on here… and that is Toiletcrown Trasher bird losers are landsliding into last place, one game and losing streak at a time…have a good night stendek, much love
Abbreviation out

stendek

December 28th, 2010
10:31 pm

Later Michael. Just watched Michael Sick fumble. Hope Hussein Obama liked it too. A$$holes. Atcha. STENDEK

East Point Bob

December 28th, 2010
10:36 pm

Sad Sad Sad, team has now quit. Only hope now is will enough fans still attend to keep then here ?
Hard to think just a week ago we were in first place, now sinking like the Titanic or worse.
I 100% agree Zach Begosion does not need to sit, he must be traded or released. He is simply terrible and getting much much worse. This kid has let it go to his head. He quits, on every play. He is a marshmellow on defense and 99% of the time out of position, he has to go and go now,
I have seen way too much of #4 anylonger in Atlanta, terrible, just terrible.

Chris

December 28th, 2010
10:57 pm

Torchetti is a better coach. Fire Remsey and put John Torchetti as head coach, he’ll win another Satnely Cup, if he can not this year, he will win definitely next year.

Michael "The Abbreviation"

December 28th, 2010
10:57 pm

Stendec you hate mike vick and obama too??!! man 2 more things we can agree on

Chris

December 28th, 2010
11:01 pm

Craig Remsey is not the answer.
John Torchetti should be our head coach. he ’s young and has passion and can motivate this young team.

Michael "The Abbreviation"

December 28th, 2010
11:03 pm

I like the idea of Torch as our head coach

stendek

December 28th, 2010
11:26 pm

You know it Michael! Guess Eagles are not write ins for Super Bowl after all. Coached by fat booger eating moron Andy Reid! How do ya like those Vikings Eagle fans? Michael Sick and that lying bestard traitor Kenyan Hussein Obama can both go to Hell! Take entire City of Brotherly Love with em. Happy New Year pal. STENDEK

Brendan

December 29th, 2010
12:24 am

Folks, all that happened was that we got undressed by probably the BEST team in the National Hockey League, in their rink. Is that so horrible? C’mon. Think about it. Would you bet six month’s worth of paychecks AGAINST the Penguins winning the Cup? I wouldn’t bet even one paycheck against it. That’s why this loss doesn’t have me in fits of hysterics.

Neither does it particularly fill me with glee. This is four losses in-a-row, for only one point out of a possible eight (1/8). That’s not how to go into the new year with momentum. But all is not lost. The eighth playoff spot is not hopelessly out of reach. And there’s roughly half a season to go. The Thrashers are on pace for about 86-90 points. That’s not a sad, pathetic season. It might even be enough to make the Dance.

Let’s try to keep some perspective in the coming days. Coach Ramsay is not a moron. Rick Dudley is not an idiot. The Thrashers will fix their powerplay. I can’t decide what the worst moment of this game was. (1) Penguins scoring 9 seconds into the 3rd period, to demoralize the bench. (2) Burmistrov being manhandled after a whiff clearing pass, that resulted in just a horribly embarrassing goal. Or (3) that 5-on-3 PP, when there was still a chance to get back in it, when the Penguin player flipped the puck up over the glass for an automatic penalty. There was lots of ice out there, but “stationary” Thrashers, telegraphing plays and passes. The worst thing a team owning a 5-on-3 manpower advantage can do, aside from giving up a “shorty,” is to STAND STILL. That’s just what the defense wants you to do. Gotta keep those feet moving, to keep the plays fluid and the chances coming. They will work on 5-on-3 PP’s in the coming days. I’m sure of it.

BLUELAND

December 29th, 2010
6:48 am

First off I think Pits is one of the best teams in the NHL. That said, it looks like Bogo doesn’t know what the hell he is doing – Nervous. He has defintely taken a step back.

lakelanier

December 29th, 2010
8:25 am

i was hopin a spark from cormier would help, bogo is lost. no one challenges asham after a rough hit on kane and then he ran over pavs. too many stewarts on the team, they just stand there, peverley, ladd.. especially ladd..he is the captain and he has zero grit. i’m sick of eliot and MM’s love fest with crosbaby. go call their games if you love horse teeth so much. bring back dellacamera.

Fan from Carolina

December 29th, 2010
9:18 am

Everyone will feel better after Thursday. The B’s are on one VERY fortunate win streak right now. The shootout win against the Panthers and last night’s bogus ref call against Stamkos at the end of the game (Campbell’s kid was the victim if you didn’t see it). It all ends at about 10:00 p.m. Thursday night.

Joe McGrath

December 30th, 2010
11:11 am

Spike Gatorade with Five Hour Energy.

Flagstaff

December 30th, 2010
5:27 pm

The one thing worse than Stendek… a Stendek kiss-up/wannabe.