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03-03-2006, 11:17 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
I'm also brutal at face-offs and would appreciate any tips. Go though in your mind all the different moves you can use (forehand/backhand.. draw through your legs etc) and just practice, practice, practice them all.
I hold the stick low down to the blade to get leverage and take a deep stance for power and stability. Communicate with your wingers and D about what you are going to try, use them. Finally, its so important to make that second effort, one sec/two secs after the puck is dropped, that puck might still be obtainable. Battle for it.
If you are not confident that you can win a key draw, concede you will lose, then concentrate on prevention.. keep the centre tied up, keep the puck in the face off circle, that way your teammates have valuable seconds to get prepared defensively.
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