Switching from Forward to Defense
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11-11-2011, 08:14 AM
gotta nuke something
Join Date: Feb 2011
Question for offensive D, or offense in general:
How do you avoid tunnel vision and develop better peripheral vision?
I've noticed that when I make my first outlet pass, I focus only on my target. I can't see other options, nor do I consider them once I've made the decision, I can just see the one open forward. This would be fine, except that there are often times when I don't see the opposing forward about to drift into my passing lane. I snap the pass, and it results in a turnover. How do I avoid that?
The same goes when the puck (rarely) comes to me at the point. I often panic and throw a weak wrister at the net, thinking I have no time or other options. But when it comes, I get tunnel vision on the net and just shoot it, even if there's a player open on the half boards.
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