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Special Team Work Makes The Dream Work

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Rodriguez scores one his five power play goals on the year

 

Back when Felipe Rodriguez joined the league, his rookie profile touted him as having the potential to successfully play the point for a dangerous power play saying, “Oh, and 2 words: Power Play. That is where he will shine brightest once he figures his game out at the next level.” Well here we are, Season 51, and those words seem to ring true. Through 28 games this season, F-Rod is sitting on top of the leader board for shots with the man advantage. He has managed 53 shots on goal in 77 power play minutes. Black Velvet, VHL assist leader, has the second most at 50 while playing 24 more minutes on the power play. Unassisted, the only forward in the top five for power play shots has 47 in 82 minutes of power play time.

 

Felipe Rodriguez has been able to convert on five of those power play opportunities or about 9.4% of his power play shots, nearly double his overall shooting percentage of 5.0%. Only Niels Skovgaard (92 Power Play Minutes, 23 Power Play Shots, 7 Power Play Goals, 30.4% Power Play Shooting Percentage) of the Cologne Express and Jeff Hamilton (82 Power Play Minutes, 42 Power Play Shots, 6 Power Play Goals, 14.3% Power Play Shooting Percentage) of the Riga Reign have more goals with the man advantage.  Skovgaard is shooting lights out right now converting better than 14% of his shots so far this season. It’s unlikely he’ll be able to maintain this pace but Jeff Hamilton is shooting just about on par with his previous seasons’ shooting percentage.

 

With the constant line shuffling of the Seattle Bears it’s hard to get a read on how Rodriguez’s numbers will continue.  He’s currently on a point per game pace, well above his previous career high of 50 points. In his last couple years with the Quebec City Meute, he scored 28 goals on 303 shots, converting on 9.24% of them. This year he’s shooting well below that at 5.0%, assuming things even out, the final two-thirds of the season ought to see Rodriguez catch fire and extend his current three game point streak. He has yet to find a consistent group of forwards to gel with as Seattle GM Blake Campbell is known to be a tinkerer.  Once thing get settled in Seattle, the Bears should be able to improve upon their third place standings and be legitimate contenders in the North American Conference.

 

The Bears have split their last 10 games going 5-5-0 including a 3-2 victory over second place Toronto Legion.  The next 10 will be no cakewalk despite facing off against the dilapidated Meute twice as they have a three game series against the Calgary Wranglers (23-3-2), two of them on the road. The Bears have been fairly balanced as far as winning at home (9-4-1) and away (9-5-0) they just seem to lack consistency, something that may come as the season progresses and the players improve. It will be interesting to see how things progress in Seattle. Will they sit idly by and be content with third place or is a big move on the horizon to put them in prime position to take over the top spot in North America?

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Review: 557 Words (Y)

 

Quite a nickname you have for yourself their F-Rod! Hopefully the line shuffling will settle down soon and you and your offensive numbers can grow. Seattle seems to have a nice future ahead of them and your defender is a huge part of that. Hopefully after this season you guys can move up on the competitive scale. 

 

No Grammar issues to note as well. 

 

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  • Smarch changed the title to Special Team Work Makes The Dream Work [Reviewed]
On 10/11/2016 at 0:55 PM, Smarch said:

Review: 557 Words (Y)

 

Quite a nickname you have for yourself their F-Rod! Hopefully the line shuffling will settle down soon and you and your offensive numbers can grow. Seattle seems to have a nice future ahead of them and your defender is a huge part of that. Hopefully after this season you guys can move up on the competitive scale. 

 

No Grammar issues to note as well. 

 

Yeah, I just felt like mixing it up a little haha

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