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09-11-2011, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Maximum Cheddar View Post
I intend to teach him how to skate backwards, but I can't do that until the outdoor rinks have ice. Many of our forwards can't skate backwards so they are out of the running to move back, and our forwards are to thin to move back a more talented player. So hence the question, what's the best way for us to defend if my partner can't skate backwards.
At low levels, defenseman are often the best players out there. If they can carve through the ice, they might be better off playing D and starting from behind their own net. They'll gain more speed and have a better view of the play in front of them. Then they can return to the point if they don't score off the rush.

It might not be a bad idea to stick one of your better players on D.

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