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09-03-2011, 10:29 PM
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Mithrandir
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Just sounds like you need practice. It's definitely true that a tape to tape pass is preferable, but the reality is there's just no way for your defender to ALWAYS have that play and they're going to send the puck around the boards at times, so you need to be able to play it cleanly. When you play the puck off your skate from the boards, it should definitely not be going into the slot for a goal... and even though it's not ideal to be picking the puck up on your backhand, with enough practice you'll be able to scoop the puck in motion, standing still, on the forehand, on the backhand, off either skate, while looking up the ice... it just comes with repetition and polishing your overall puck control, etc.

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