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02-09-2012, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by rubynj View Post
How do you guys keep your swagger with the puck and poise?
Here's another who uses ponder's method of trying to bring the D off balance. One thing is very important though, which also helps a lot with poise, and it was not mentioned yet. Learn to do the fast crossovers and side-to-side and quick stickhandling movement head up.

What you have to do is wait until a Dman lags behind on either side, and that's the moment you change to the other (putting the puck under his stick or through his legs). For this you'll need to be able to attack him with your head up. It's easier than you might think, just need to practice it a little.

Also Ozz's advice to shoot using the D as a screen or cutting to the middle and shooting in the opposite direction are both great tips: work like a charm on Rec level (Heck, even Ovi did that his last game).

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