Opinion on blocking shots with your body
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02-14-2012, 10:09 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
On the topic of blocking shots. It's all up to you. As a new player no one would blame you for not wanting to get in front of a shot.
That being said, I love blocking shots, it's so satisfying. I have yet to lay down to block a shot, just pointless for a beer league. I play wing so I'm at the point making sure the Dman can't get a good shot off. When I see he has the puck I skate hard towards them to take away their angle. Right before he's about to shot I stop skating and bring my shins together so I don't give a perfect screen for them. Also keep the stick blade vertical on the ice off to the side of your skates so if the puck doesn't get much air you're stick will stop it.
If you get a good block in, it may bounce past the dman and you can have a breakaway with all the speed you've got always.
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