The importance of good centers
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05-05-2010, 03:06 AM
Join Date: Dec 2009
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Center is one of the toughest positions in hockey. Wingers have it easy. Defensemen don't have to do as much skating. Whenever I play D, I hardly ever feel tired at the end of the game. Center whoops your butt and I love it. Plus, if you have a center who's good at taking faceoffs, you can have much more control over the game. It sucks when you have a center who can't win a draw for his life.
Pretty much. Whenever someone asks if I rather play wing or center, I give them the 'well, I'll play whatever's best for team' business. Deep inside I hope they say wing, cause man, other than covering the points all your 'work' is towards scoring. Center is like, 'I've come all this way, and now I have to go back?'.
But seriously, its the most rewarding position, if its the playoffs or a must win, I'll do center duty with pride, I'd rather trust the responsibility of back-checking and covering the slot to myself cause I know I'll do it if I have to. Your will gets tested when its an end of a shift and you gave it all on an end to end rush only to miss the net and have the play go the other way.
Also, I find the D are appreciative if you put the work in, even if you go scoreless in a game getting some 'thanks' from the D for coming back on a 2vs2 or a 2v1 makes up for it, AND my favourite stat is that + -.
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