what is being "on the point" on a powerplay, what is "pim"?

what is being "on the point" on a powerplay, what is "pim"?

Post by Darren Le » Wed, 17 Jan 2001 01:58:52


read this in an article about theo fleury being taken "off the point."

i saw "pim" on some trading cards and wasn't sure what it was.

thanks,

darren lew

 
 
 

what is being "on the point" on a powerplay, what is "pim"?

Post by ejEYE.. » Wed, 17 Jan 2001 03:25:48

PIM = (P)enalties (I)n (M)inutes.
Minor for holding = 2 pims
Major for fighting = 5 pims.
Change "EYE" with "i" to reply

 
 
 

what is being "on the point" on a powerplay, what is "pim"?

Post by Roy A. Fletch » Wed, 17 Jan 2001 05:05:56

with editing...
: read this in an article about theo fleury being taken "off the point."
: i saw "pim" on some trading cards and wasn't sure what it was.

On the power play, most teams will replace one defenceman with a forward.
He's the "point man" who will wander out of position to try to weaken
the short-handed team's "box".
In Theoren Fleury's case, he is already on the "first forward line",
being the number one power play unit. Then when his line went off, he
shifted into the "point" position for a second consecutive shift.
He did this quite often in Calgary when he was young and eager.
Now he is only eager. And tired.
NYR coach wants to save the old legs for later in the game.

Regards.                RAF

 
 
 

what is being "on the point" on a powerplay, what is "pim"?

Post by Don Jenning » Wed, 17 Jan 2001 05:23:19

Quote:

> : read this in an article about theo fleury being taken "off the point."

Roy A. Fletcher responded...

Quote:
> On the power play, most teams will replace one defenceman with a forward.
> He's the "point man" who will wander out of position to try to weaken
> the short-handed team's "box".

Didn't understand that at all.  Actually, whether it's filled by a defenseman or a forward, both defensive positions on the power play are referred to as "the point".  As Roy said, many teams will take a forward with good puck control and a hard shot and put him at one of the "point" positions on the power play, the downside being that the player is called on to be a defen*** when his team loses the puck.  Some skilled forwards are so bad at defense that it's too big a risk.
 
 
 

what is being "on the point" on a powerplay, what is "pim"?

Post by Cam Penne » Wed, 17 Jan 2001 06:34:54


says...

Quote:
> PIM = (P)enalties (I)n (M)inutes.
> Minor for holding = 2 pims
> Major for fighting = 5 pims.
> Change "EYE" with "i" to reply

I didn't get the original posting, but judging from the subject, the
first half of the question is still unanswered.

In hockey, the "point" is the position the defencemen normally play when
the puck in under control in the offensive zone.  The "points" are
generally refered to as the areas just inside the blueline, about even
with the faceoff dots. "Playing the point" refers to being the player
who is trying to get open for the big slapshot from that area.  On the
power play, many teams will put a forward there since they tend to be
better at setting up passing plays, directing traffic, and passing and
shooting.  They, of course, tend to suck at playing defense if the puck
is coughed up....

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Cam
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