Question for D-Men - how do I play my position?
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08-01-2011, 11:44 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
You're coming back on a 1-on-1 and knock the puck into the corner, where the forward gets the puck. Meanwhile, there's a trailer on the play (their team) that goes to the front of the net. Apparently, nobody's backchecking for your team.
Option 1: go into the corner and try to block the pass from the forward in the corner to the forward up front. Personally, every time I do this the guy just makes the pass anyways because he's got enough room to just move around me. The goalie has to hug the post which means the forward in front has an open tap-in.
Option 2: tie up the guy in front of the net, taking away the pass option and allowing the goalie to hug the post without worrying about the backdoor play. The forward in the corner can either hold the puck (giving time for reinforcements) or drive to the side of the net, which is a pretty low percentage scoring opportunity.
That's my interpretation anyway.
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