Thread: Face off tips.
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08-28-2012, 11:25 PM
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I try to cut the faceoff dot in half w/my blade and pull the puck backward to my one of my defensemen (based on which hand the other center is). When I say cut the dot in half, that's where I drop my blade and then sweep it the way I want the puck to go.

I'm a righty, and if I go up against another righty I'll spin my right leg forward upon the drop and win it on my forehand back to my LD. If the other center is a lefty, I'll do the opposite: pivot my left leg forward, and win it on the backhand to my RD.

If I know the guy is slow I'll try to poke it right past him and go around to pick it up as we break out, or I'll try to tie him up and then smack or kick it back to a defender unless a winger comes in to scoop it. But doing this, the opponent can get his feet on it too, so it's less successful for me. I know others who are much better at this one. I change it up though so I don't appear to be a one-trick pony and they won't know how to handle me.

I have no way to know my stats, but I very seldom lose outright.

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