1. Revamp the Power-Play
The Carolina Hurricanes power-play has improved drastically from last season. They went from a 17.8% conversion rate to a 22.3% conversion rate thanks to the addition of guys like Jake Gardiner and a stellar season from Dougie Hamilton.
But there is still room for improvement.
Luckily the Carolina Hurricanes have everything they need to revamp their power-play and turn it into a force to be reckoned with. They also have a secret weapon.
That weapon is Morgan Geekie, who came onto the NHL scene all guns firing. While he technically didn’t get any powerplay points, he was placed on the powerplay against the Detroit Red Wings that saw him play the role of net-front presence incredibly. There is no doubt about it, Geekie deserved to be a part of the new powerplay lines.
With Dougie Hamilton back, he and Gardiner will make an excellent 1-2 punch on the two powerplay lines that will give any opponent nightmares.
This revamp has to build around net-front attackers like Geekie and Vincent Trocheck and finished off with Hamilton and Gardiner as the QBs. That is all this team needs to force the opponents to play clean hockey or face the dire consequences of a penalty each time.