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10-04-2010, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by shoeshine boy View Post
cheat. cheat til the ref tells you to stop. seriously, that works pretty well for me. in the beer leagues I play in there are only a few refs who will pay that much attention to what a center is doing.
the main way I cheat is that I rarely have my stick all the way down on the ice before the ref drops the puck. this helps me win a lot of faceoffs.
the other piece of advice is to try different things. I used to have trouble against left-handed centers but I found that by getting ultra-low it increased my chances of winning the faceoff by a significant amount.
finally, if you go up against a center that you just can't seem to beat then just start trying to tie him up. if your wingers know what you're trying to do they can swoop in and steal the puck.
What he said.

Also, if the ref isn't really paying attention, try to to avoid "squaring up". you can get more leverage quicker this way

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