I need advice on defense
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10-16-2005, 08:39 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
I played defense today. I did pretty good, even though we lost 8 to 1! It was already 6-1 in the middle of the game! I made sure to push away the guys who were staying in front of the net, and I cleared the zone using the boards. No one knows anybody on the team, so we're not playing with cohesion. As any new team, we never use the pointmen in the offensive zone. For offensemen, defensemen at the point are of NO use in the offense zone, they exist only for defensive purpose. The offensemen just passed the ball between themselves. Of course, their passes are cut most of the time.
Someone suggested that my stick is way too long. It extends one inch above my eye level. I cut it so it extends only to my chin. This is much better. First, it is lighter. Maybe someone can give other reasons for a shorter stick?
Briefly, I am satisfied with my defense play. It will just improve with time. Before I started playing hockey, I thought it was easy. It's not! There is so much to learn.
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