Question 3. Dave Cameron, who was the former head coach of the Ottawa Senators, was brought specifically to be the powerplay coach. We saw immense struggles for the first few months for the Flames powerplay and with Ottawa’s powerplay last season not being good either, it’s hard to know why he was even brought in the first place. Seeing how the Flames season ended and how they drastically improved their pp, should he stay or should he go?
I had no idea he was brought in specifically for the powerplay but this season the Flames went from the worst NHL powerplay I had ever seen to the best I’ve seen from a Flames team. I think he should remain as an assistant but something should be done if a lackluster powerplay hurts the team next year.
Brian Elliott and defensive meltdowns were to blame for Calgary’s first-round elimination; not Dave Cameron and the power play. Why get rid of a guy that made your PP that much better in his first year here? Imagine how much better Calgary’s power play can get as they learn more from Cameron in 2017-18.
I think Cameron did an okay job with the power play. I think that the power play and special teams got better as the season went on. If I had to of been critical of the powerplay, I would have liked to see Johnny Gaudreau to shoot the puck more. Hopefully Michael Ferland gets more time on the powerplay unit too. But overall, Cameron did an okay job in that department.
Yeah I definitely agree with all three in different aspects. I think that even though the team struggled early on, I don’t think that was completely Cameron’s fault. But I do agree with Dan, in that Johnny needs to shoot the puck more and Ferland needs more powerplay time. I think at this point, he deserves more pp time than Troy Brouwer.
Seeing how much they improved their pp starting December until the end of the season, if they know the system now, heading into this season with Cameron as the pp coach would be a great idea. So he should stay in my opinion.