Playing D in a non-contact league
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01-21-2011, 02:59 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
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Awesome point. To add, if you do this, you'll also be in great position to clear out the rebound that is sure to come (more often than not guys will take that low percentage shot anyway). I'd rather get burned in the slot and save the goal by clearing the puck out from the front of the net then try and make some crazy, risk laden defensive play at the blue-line.
I assume both of you are defensemen. Goalies have a different opinion about you just backing up into their crease.
I'm not saying stand everyone up at the blue line, but just skating backwards into your own low slot is not helpful (IMO).
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