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10-17-2011, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Rebels21 View Post
ok so as a defensive man when i step up to the puck carrier i generally have the problem of going for the hit and getting burnt. im solid at playing the guy outside when he skates to the boards and playing him from there but if he goes inside i have trouble doing anything to stop it. i miss the hit when i go to change direction from backwards to forwards. when im transitioning the player will usually step around me or as I said before, ill miss the hit. Any advice?
A couple of questions. When skating backwards is your top hand on your stick on your inside or outside? Also what skill level is this and what age? My advice will be different depending on each?

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