Defensively Helpless. Forward to D
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02-14-2008, 02:05 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
In the offensive zone, while one D tries to hold the blue line it is the other D's responsibility to prevent a break away.
In the defensive zone - DON"T GET SUCKED IN BY THE THE PUCK. Think about your offensive instincts and how you would go about trying to score a goal or set up a player. no reverse that and defend aginst it. Remember, the most dangerous player on the ice is the player without the puck. It's the coniving weasel who is floating around behind the defense looking for that quick setup while everybody watches the corner where the puck is. The D who is not fighting for the puck in the corners needs to pick this player up and take away his scroing chances. Remember, if you are not on somebody in your defensive zone you should be nervous.
This may sound simplistic but just keep telling yourself "Weasel" and look around for the open player. I coach a peewee team and it's to the point that if we yell "Weasel" our D's heads are turning all over looking for the player trying to make a back door play. In fact, our kids themselves were yelling it on the ice whenever a player was circling the back door.
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