These names more or less represent the pile of puzzle pieces for both power play units entering the season for the Ottawa Senators. On paper, they already trump what the franchise had assembled for the man advantage entering last season by a country kilometre. This is largely related to the off-season acquisition of Gonchar, and the offensive emergence of both Karlsson and Regin in the latter part of last year.
However, if your name is Cory Clouston, the question has become how to best arrange your resources so as to extract the most offense possible over the course of the campaign, with the goal of developing a downright scary man advantage come playoff time. After all, this squad in its present manifestation will not go deep into the post-season by virtue of its suffocating defense... fact.
Alas, put on your Punch Imlach hats and go nuts in the comment section. Assemble the power play puzzle as you see fit. Include justifications for why your combinations and permutations are superior to the next guy/gal. And be sure to key in your prediction for the performance of the PP as a whole into the poll.
Where will the Ottawa Senators power play rank league-wide over the course of the upcoming season?
1st-5th (6 votes)
6th-10th (22 votes)
11th-15th (14 votes)
16th-20th (2 votes)
21st-30th (0 votes)
44 total votes