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11-08-2011, 02:59 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
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I wouldn't mind some advice on positioning for centermen.
I've only been playing for about 3 years, but picked it up very quickly so I'm a very good skater, mediocre stick handler, good passer and decent shot. I've done ok in the scoring dept (avg ~1.5-2 point/game in Div B/C rec league) but the points mostly come as assists on individual effort goals, or break breakaway/individual goals of my own.
I guess my problem would be knowing where to be in both the offensive and defensive zones. I find myself often trying to cover a man who's already being covered, or finding open ice close to the net where my winger already is when we have possession.
I like going to the net and battling there, but it seems like anytime I go there, a winger is already battling and I'm just in his way.
Any advice for someone who's never been coached in any way?
your winger should not be pinching down and covering someone in front of the net, but instead should be out blocking passing lanes and shot lanes from the point. your job as a center is to take away the slot, no matter who is in there.
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