Do right-handed shooters play left wing?
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11-30-2010, 03:23 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Just like with everything there are pros and cons of each way of thinking.
Left shot, left wing for me and here's why:
Almost every breakout play involves the off winger cutting across the ice for the pass.
-Therefor when I'm cutting up the middle for the breakout pass I am on my forehand.
-This also allows me to put the puck farther away from the "d' on my backhand to protect the puck.
-I end up on the off wing in the O zone for one timers.
- For quick rushes up ice I am on my forehand for easy tap ins.
But the most important part is that LW is where I'm most comfortable starting the breakout from in OUR ZONE. My forehand is open for receiving the first pass from the D and it is also facing the play, making the breakout easier.
I doesn't matter where you score your goals from if you struggle to clear your zone.
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