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11-07-2005, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by technophile
Basically, whichever wing is on the opposite side from wherever the puck is should be in front of the net for passes/rebound opportunities. The center should be between the two wings looking for open lanes, and the other wing should be on the side with the puck. Bad ascii art:
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_____________/--\______________|
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LW          RW               |
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o                           |
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C                      |
|                               |
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LD          RD               |
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_____________/--\______________|
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LW            RW |
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o  |
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C        |
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LD           RD  |
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That's really rough, but should kind of give you an idea of the basic positions. (/--\ is the goal, o is the puck, and the bottom line is the near blue line.)

There are other possibilities, crashing the net, etc, but generally if the puck is on one side the other winger should be near the crease.
Good topic. I'm fairly new to playing as well and always wish I knew more of where I am supposed to be at what certain times. Granted I'm only playing in a rec beginner league,but it would be nice to know my responsibilities. Keep this thread going!!

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