Question for D-Men - how do I play my position?
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08-02-2011, 05:55 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Waxahachie, Texas
you definitely go into the corner and do not concede possession of the puck. you make sure that even if that player regains possession, he has a hell of a time doing anything with it. backing off to cover any potential threats from the middle is too passive, and not your job in this play. that would be the job of your defense partner.
if it comes back to bite you, and they get the pass through and score, then it's either your fault for not impeding the passing player enough, or it's your teammate's fault for not playing his end of the equation well... but it certainly wouldn't be your fault because you stayed with the play and contested his possession of the puck. anyone that faults you for that is either too passive or oblivious to the job of defensemen.
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