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Captain Dion Phaneuf is also the quarterback of the power play, and needs to be instrumental in its resurrection
It's been a major role of any Toronto Maple Leafs success this season. The problem is that during the month of December, Toronto's power play success has run dry.
The month of December saw the Maple Leafs only manage to cash in 6 of 43 power play opportunities. That works out to about 14%. Not very good and well below the league's average for the season.
Naturally, not all of them were full two-minute power plays, but that is the team's fault in the first place. This team needs to find a way to get back to being one of the top power play teams in the NHL.
One way to do that would be to start moving a bit more. It seems like the Leafs set up the power play, and only the man with the puck is skating or trying to get away from defenders.
While passing the puck around the horn looking for a good chance is fine, a team must also find a way to get the penalty killers moving around (I suggest watching some tape of their own penalty kill and copying other teams).