Gap Control - Defending Against Fast Forwards
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02-22-2010, 12:31 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Jose
A lot of good advice here. I'll see how much I can apply at my game tonight.
I think a big part of it is confidence too. Being one of the slower guys, you always question yourself out there as far as gap control, beating forwards out to loose pucks, etc. I've learned that sometimes you just have to man up and go for it, even if you get burned once in a while.
The physicality/standing people up issue is a good one too. I try to play as physical as I can in a non-check league. Unfortunately since I'm bigger than a lot of guys, even when people run into me and fall over I get called for interference 20-30% of the time. Doesn't stop me from doing my best Hal Gill impression though
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