Help on getting puck off boards in defensive zone: Winger
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09-08-2011, 09:54 AM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Boise, ID
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Thanks for the detailed explanation. I'm going to try my best to find someone to work with me on this.
Just so I'm clear. As a winger when my defensemen has possession of the puck behind our net I should be on the boards down by the hash marks, stick on the ice, and ideally getting the pass tape to tape on my forehand(right wing, right handed shot). If it comes up the boards follow the above.
If I'm a right handed shot playing left wing, butt on the boards at the hash marks, how am I trying to accept the tape to tape pass? On my backhand?
You are correct on the positioning. If you are taking a tape to tape pass on your off wing (stick toward the goal line) you ideally want your stick at 2:00 or 3:00 so that you can protect the puck after you get it. Then you are ready to hit your breaking center or if you are free to move it up yourself do that. If you are on the other side you will be ready to move or move the puck or another move to try if the defendeman pinches from the point you can just deflect the pass up off the boards like you were tipping a shot in front of the net.
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