Pittsburgh Penguins: Improving the Power Play for 2015-16

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Mar 24, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) makes a save against Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Paging Sidney Crosby

It is a mystery why Crosby is not as active as he needs to be on the power play. And we can only speculate why that is. Is it because he is hesitant because of his history of concussions? We don’t know for sure.

If you think back to 2009 when the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup, you’ll likely remember number 87 playing below the goal line and then reeking havoc in the blue paint. Sid seems to lack that aggressiveness these days.

It’s simple, he needs to find it again. How many times have we maddeningly seen Crosby just stand in the corner after making a pass and not be involved in the play? This needs to change, because with an active and involved 87, this power play would be tough to contain.