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05-28-2012, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by BarberioTheBarbarian View Post
Play the body not the stick.
You play the body, eyes up, stick on the ice to take away his pass/shoot options or for poke check. But don't watch the puck or chase it.

Also work on your gap control. Don't give him too much space or he can build up speed and go around you. Use angling to herd him into the boards or corner where he runs out of options.

If you skate into him, you have 1 do or die chance to get the puck or get burned. If you are able to stay with him and be patient, you'll have a more time to separate him from the puck and won't give him a breakaway.

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