Backcheck: First forward in defensive zone
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09-15-2011, 09:21 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Drexel Hill PA
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Uh if they're going down 2 on 2 and you're the first forward back, you're picking up their 3rd forward who should be trailing high..
Gotcha and I agree. However it's not always that clear. If there's an obvious 3rd man that's got our other 2 forwards beat then I take him for sure. I just need to know what my general assignment is in case it's not clear cut ie. there's a grouping of players coming into the zone etc. If it's not clear cut I would rather come down into the slot to help out my D in case they get beat or be able to pick up the 3rd man.
I think it's whatever your team agrees on. Unfortunately my centers respond "Oh no I've got the slot, just take your point man" and then we give up 6-8 goals a game, 90% of which are from the slot.
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