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03-06-2012, 11:50 AM
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Stickmata
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Is your team supporting the puck and making it easy for you? Hockey is a team support and puck support is critical. Even a solid defenseman can be made to look bad if his teammates aren't playing strong positional hockey and supporting the puck. Oftentimes the right play under pressure is a short chip around the boards and whether that turns into a turnover or not is dependent upon whether you had good puck support from your teammates.

I agree with the patience advice of others on here, but I also find that many times the real cause of a turnover is the poor positional play of teammates off the puck, rather than the player making the pass.

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