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03-18-2004, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Stefan_Latulippe
See. You are saying that they are strong at the the fundamental parts of the game. What are those fundamental parts? Skating? Shooting? Scoring goals? Passing? Holding the stick? Dumping the puck? Cross checking? Hitting? Fighting?
Stefan, it feels like you're trying to call me on my definition of 'fundamental parts of hockey' when I've described exactly what I feel that entails in my previous post. It's in the last paragraph of my previous post.

Fundamental parts of hockey in the '90s to now entail being system players: strong along the boards, getting into passing and shooting lanes, reading the play well, moving the puck along the boards instead of cross-ice passes, strong in transition, taking away the center ice from the opposition, controling the neutral zone, cycling properly (two men deep, one man high), etcetera.

These are the finer points of the game which are often overlooked.
Fundamental hockey doesn't have to do with pure skill or skating in my opinion, but rather an advanced intelligence and hockey sense within the game.

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