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11-13-2010, 10:34 AM
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thedjpd
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Ah... that's pretty much the definition of cherry picking in the NHL... you hang at the blue line and take off the moment the puck looks like it is going your way. And I don't even really have a problem with it... it was the situation on the scoreboard that makes me think it was a dick move.
lol, no it's not.

Sorry, you're out to lunch on this one. Taking off when you're sure your team is about to get the puck is a good play and can be a difficult read. I promise you, I'm a pretty high level player and I look for teammates to take off for breakaways as long as they're not sitting at the opposing blue line waiting for the pass. *THAT* is cherry picking.

If you're doing your coverage and can read that you'll have an opportunity to break free, you're an idiot for not doing it.

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