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05-21-2009, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
I relate one on ones in hockey the same way as I approached them defensively in football. You have to maintain a comfort zone between you and the guy coming in on you, if he gets too close to you (invading your space) before you are ready to step up he has you beat. Keep about a sticks length between you and the guy coming in so you can react to which way he goes.

Of course you also have to have in your inner mind an idea as to when you have to step up and take him so that you do not back in on your goalie. Give a cushion, then step up and take the guy at some point in time.

... and watch his jersey crest especially in a noncontact toe drag league. he can't go anywhere without the puck if you've stopped his forward progress by forcing him to skate through your body.

Of course this is easier said than doing it. I suck at playing defense but I have good advice at least haha.

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