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04-19-2012, 02:33 PM
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NYR Sting
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Shooting just for the sake of shooting is a recipe for losing. Why would you ever want to give away control of the puck unless you were reasonably certain that you were going to get a high quality scoring chance out of it? You want to shoot the puck when you've developed a high quality scoring chance. The answer isn't to take more bad shots. The answer is to do more work in order to earn more quality opportunities.
The answer is to make more intelligent and creative passes that create time and space for shooters. The answer is to get the defense moving around so that their clogging of the slot is forced to disperse, at least to some degree.

The best shot in hockey is a wrist shot from the slot. The more passing you do around the net and in the corners, the more quick little give and gos you execute, the more the defense is forced to abandon the formation, and the more offense you generate.

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