At the start of the year, everyone took too many penalties. As part of the new rules emphasis, everything was getting called and teams were getting five, six, seven power plays a game in a lot of cases.
For any coach, that would be too many. It reduces the number of minutes you’re playing at 5-on-5 and opens the game up to a whole lot more chance. And while that trend has largely gone away as refs relax the rules once again (especially because we’re starting to get into league play and games start mattering more) that hasn’t necessarily been the case for a team that’s one of the best in the country.
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