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05-25-2011, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Headcoach View Post
Nope! I agree with that. Why have the puck move towards the point? Simple, if the puck moves towards the point, the goalie has a clear view of all of the players out front. However, if the puck moves more towards the goal line, then the goalie starts to get more pressure or concern about who's out front and who's not.

Then the goalie will have to be taking "Pictures" all the time and that sucks for him. But once the puck moves out towards the point, the pressure is relieved. So the key in offensive attacking is to keep maximum pressure on the goalie and the best place for that is behind the goal line and or behind the net.

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I wish more people would work like that. I have a tendency to go to the corner or behind the net to be open for a pass and I rarely see passes. It's a great spot to throw a goalie off...that's one reason why Gretzky was Gretzky.

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