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10-07-2012, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
No benefit is gained from the sixth skater. Regardless of how talented the sixth skater is he will either clutter the available shooting lanes or be out of the way of the shooting lanes and of no benefit.

The move that used to work was spreading the shooters to the wide side, getting the goalie to anticipate wide then have the offensive center snap a short side shot at the net of the draw. Easy to counter.
It also means more bodies to screen and have the puck go off of. If a puck is deflected to the corners, you can always out man the opponents 2-1 significantly increasing your chances for puck retrieval allowing for a more sustained attack and increasing your chances to score.

I have no idea why you would ever say that unless you got bored of being informative on virtually everything and decided to go with the trend of trolling.

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