The Negativity Thread
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03-31-2012, 09:42 AM
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A left-handed player playing along the left side would have his stick on the board side. If his right-handed D-partner is on the right side, his stick is on the board side too. That makes the D-to-D passes much more difficult.
Thus, the "natural" side is for a left-handed player to be on the right side, so his stick is towards the center of the ice. With both players on their natural side, both sticks are towards the center of the ice, making the D-to-D passes much easier.
The same is true for forwards too. Generally you want your RW to be left-handed and your LW to be right-handed.
In the Gill/Josi pairing, whomever is playing on the right side is playing on the "wrong" side.
Note that this is just a general preference by coaches/players. Obviously in the case of injury, a mid-shift change or simply not an even distribution of opposite handed players, a player may end up playing on the "wrong" side. I'm sure there probably have also been players that have preferred playing on the "wrong" side"
You contradict yourself when you get to the point about Gill/Josi. So you're saying Weber and Suter are playing the wrong side? That makes no sense to me. The way they are now makes it easier for them to pass back and forth since it's on their forehand as opposed to having to make backhanded passes to their partners. Someone please help. This is getting more confusing by the minute.
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