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04-22-2010, 02:04 PM
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I would add to the "checking" part of this thread. If a forechecking foreward gets a body on his man "a dman in his own zone" it slows him from jumping into the play on the rush. This is where you will see when a foreward on the rush does not have an angle to the net for a shot or a good pass to the net they make an escape move to create some time and space and hit that trailing player coming in to the o- zone late for the shot from the high slot/top of the circles area. By checking this guy in his own end it helps to give your defensmen time in your own end, slowing down the rush.

I also agree with the "setting a tone" make that guy think about getting hit, and he wont hang on to the puck so long and may make a pass that results in a turnover.

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