Power Play/Dave Cameron
I have lost count on how many articles I’ve mentioned the horrendous power play this year. The Calgary Flames are dead last in that category with 8.3% which is quite a rough number. If we look at last year’s numbers, the Flames ranked 22nd in power play with 17.0% and even that was considered quite awful. The last in the league last season for pp was 14.8%.
Flames had a couple of games where they had pretty decent pp numbers and after going 22 power plays with not a single goal, they had two pp goals in one game. Then the next game again they had a pp goal. So some sense of optimism came with that.
But now, that optimism is going. They have now gone 15 power plays in a row without registering a point. They are also 0/24 on the pp at home.
Dave Cameron, one of the assistant coaches, is the power play coach. I’ve mentioned before, but something leaves me very baffled as to why Flames management decided he was the best contender for the pp coach. In the last two seasons he had as head coach of the Ottawa Senators, their numbers every season were worse than the Flames for that respective season. The Flames have already tried a different approach to the power play, going with four forwards and one defenseman, but that didn’t help too much. Either Cameron needs another new approach to the power play, or he needs to go. And soon. Because so far this month, they are 0% on the pp.
Conclusion: Dave needs to go bye bye.