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11-25-2003, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by triggrman
Ok, let me straighten out this clear the crease crap. While it is part of the defensemans jobs to clear the slot area, the fault also goes to the goalie, a goalie should never kick a rebound straight out in the slot, it puts the defenseman in a guessing game as he has his back to the play, the opposing player always has the advantage of knowing which way the puck is going and the defenseman cannot just knock the player down unless he has the puck or has touched the puck (fighting for position in front is a little different). Anyway you get my point on the "clearing the crease" thing, it's a two step deal, goalie and defenseman.
Granted, you know more about this stuff as you play hockey. I'm just a bystander . However, would you agree that we are letting players set up in front of the net way to easily and way to often? or am I just being paranoid?

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