Whilst the Power have been relatively successful in the last couple of years under Ken Hinkley, they will be more hungry than ever in 2022 to hold up that cup come to the end of the season.
Despite having been the best home and away side over the last two years with finishes of first and second in consecutive years, the Power have stumbled at the second last hurdle two years in a row.
Thus, it is evident that something must change for the club; whether it be psychologically, physically or talent-wise.
Ins: Jase Burgoyne (National Draft), Jeremy Finlayson (GWS Giants), Hugh Jackson (National Draft), Josh Sinn (National Draft), Sam Skinner (Brisbane Lions), Dante Visentini (National Draft), Trent Dumont (Rookie Draft), Sam Mayes (Rookie Draft)
Outs: Trent Burgoyne (delisted), Joel Garner (delisted), Tyson Goldsack (delisted), Hamish Hartlett (delisted), Peter Ladhams (Sydney Swans), Jarrod Lienert (delisted), Tom Rockliff (retired), Boyd Woodcock (delisted)
Despite being third in the pecking order of tall defenders at the club, Trent McKenzie will be hoping to shut down the opposition's best forward every week whilst taking most kick-outs for the side with his long left foot. McKenzie will be joined by Dan Houston and Ryan Burton, who with their skilful penetrating right boots will hope to set the Power up in attack.
All-Australian Darcy Byrne-Jones will also take his spot on half-back alongside the experienced Dan Houston.
Shifting to the middle of the ground, Port Adelaide will be hoping to keep up their contested ball game and clearances game ahead of the 2022 season.
With reigning Brownlow medallist and superstar Ollie Wines the main man for the Power, the side will gain first access to the footy multiple times a game.
On the wing, star Karl Amon will be hoping to continue his brilliant form whilst the energetic Xavier Duursma will occupy the other wing to give the side some more run. Such run and carry will be of great importance for the Power to break lines.
The greatest weakness of Ken Hinkley's side over the last two years has been the inability to kick big totals when it matters. Corroborating this, the Power haven't scored more than 45 in either of their two Preliminary Finals in the last two years. Thus, the Power must find ways to kick more goals in the upcoming season.
As the key man, Charlie Dixon will be expected to get back to his 2020 form which saw him receive an All-Australian blazer.
Crumbing at their feet, live wire forwards Connor Rozee, Zak Butters, Robbie Gray and Orazio Fantasia will both be striving for successful years on the scoreboard whilst putting a tonne of pressure on opposition defenders.
Having missed a big chunk of the 2021 season, high-flying young gun Mitch Georgiades will prove a major weapon for Hinkley given his athleticism and talent if he stays healthy.
FB: Ryan Burton, Aliir Aliir, Trent McKenzie
HB: Dan Houston, Tom Jonas, Darcy Byrne-Jones
C: Xavier Duursma, Ollie Wines, Karl Amon
HF: Connor Rozee, Mitch Georgiades, Zak Butters
F: Robbie Gray, Charlie Dixon, Orazio Fantasia
Foll: Scott Lycett, Travis Boak, Willem Drew
Int: Todd Marshall, Riley Bonner, Jeremy Finlayson, Miles Bergman