In the regular season, Carl Hagelin averaged 1:02 on the PP per game and had one goal.
Hagelin has averaged 13 seconds on the PP in the playoffs.
Last season, Hagelin averaged 20 seconds on the PP per game.
John Tortorella was asked yesterday why Hagelin doesn’t see more power play time and said, “…he stinks. Every time I put him on the PP he stinks. I wish I could but he stinks.”
When asked why, Tortorella said that he thinks Hagelin is too quick, “a jitterbug,” and screws up on the PP.
To clarify and make sure everyone understood, Tortorella said “I’m not trying to be a smart ass…he stinks on the PP.”
Tortorella then went on to say that Hagelin does everything else well besides the power play, “I love the guy, he is such an effective player.He is a good player and very important to us. It just hasn’t worked out for him on the power play.”