Thread: Best position?
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03-18-2009, 05:40 PM
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The best skaters usually play Defense.
The fastest skaters usually play Wing.
The guy with the most stamina plays Center.

Speed is good at all positions, they all have their benefits.

Wing is good because your wings are usually your main forecheckers and will usually be the guys who have the best chance at getting a breakaway since they usually stay high in the D zone.

Either way all players have to backcheck, so saying center for speed to me is wrong. A fast wing can easily come back and cover for a slower center until the center reaches the defensive zone. A center just needs to have very good stamina because of all of the skating he has to do. You could have a very fast center who tires out quickly and he's useless. If you notice even in the NHL most of your quickest guys are wings.

Defensemen are usually the best skaters because they need to go from backwards to forwards and side to side and every other direction quickly and fluidly. One stumble and a guy is by you. You don't have to be the fastest guy, but you need to be able to move and react faster and better than all the other guys.

Anyway for speed, Wing gets my vote.

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