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03-03-2009, 04:28 PM
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Russians pioneered playing on the "off-wing". It gives you a much better shooting angle, but to do it you need to be able to send/receive passes on your backhand. I use a very flat blade so I can play either wing, but if you're going to be using a Kovalchuk/Thornton blade it's something you'll have to work on.

I've seen some "power forward" type players play the off-wing, but they'd often wind up skating backwards in the offensive zone so that they could use their forehand to receive/send passes.

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