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02-18-2009, 11:14 PM
Join Date: May 2008
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Converting to wing... need some tips :)

Converting from Centre to left-wing for the remainder of the season. As a centre, I knew my position to a tee, but as a left wing, it's an entire different ball game.

Any wingers care to share some of their facets and thoughts on the winger game vs centre game? Positioning tips, mentality (should I still use my pass first, shoot second train of thought, or should I be a bit more greedy?)

From the one or two games as a winger, I basically lined up at the left hash marks, played solid D on the left most side of the boards (digging pucks out, chip-outs, retrievals etc), and when the puck was on the right side, I was usually looking for the outlet pass. I'd obviously jump in wherever if I felt there was a dire need.

I would always curl over as I'm skating so I was on the off wing, travel through the shooting lane and pick a spot to shoot at while using a D as a screen. I have been experimenting with a pascal dupuis esque slap shot from the left but accuracy is my problem.

Flip some of that information to what I'm doing in the offensive zone.


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