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10-25-2012, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by hockeyisforeveryone View Post
I wouldn't overthink it.
That's good advice. The worst thing you can do to your game is to become an over-thinker. Just do what the situation demands as best you can; if you work on playmaking outside of actual games (at pickup, etc) you'll start to see passing opportunities reflexively. Until that happens, forcing yourself to pass will just make you a bad passer.

IMO, the best time to really work on this stuff is "garbage time" late in wide-open games. Your weaker linemates will appreciate a little extra opportunity to work out of a set offense, and you'll start to develop some chemistry. But in a tight game? Hell no. If you're on the rush alone, shoot the puck!

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