Switching from Forward to Defense
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11-04-2011, 12:27 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Where is your team looking? Look somewhere else.
As awkwardly phrased as that is, it will wind up being very important. Oftentimes when the puck goes into the corner and your defense partner is going in, or the puck goes out to the point on a pass an entire team will follow the puck. I can guarantee you there will be one of their guys sneaking around through the back door or standing open in the slot with nobody guarding him. I'd compare this to when a color commentator breaks down a play and uses the phrase, "Get caught staring" or, "Get caught watching the puck" when referring to the defending team.
If the puck ever springs loose or gets passed like that, look around you for open players around your net. Not the puck or the player with it.
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