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10-25-2012, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
I like what Crosby and Skinner sometimes do in this situation -- instead of looping toward the boards Gretzky-style, turn your back to the boards and glide with your skates in the 10-o'clock, 2-o'clock position. Personally I'm not a strong enough skater to use it a lot, but it seems to give you the effect of backing off the defense while still being turned toward the play, ready to make a move on the backchecker and able to pass on your forehand. And in a beer league context, most defenders (myself included) are kind of mesmerized by it and don't have much of a plan for defending it.
Interesting idea. I can do that (somehow) and do it behind the net but usually not with the puck. How do you protect the puck doing that? If I'm playing with someone speedy who comes up the other side I could definitely see trying that.

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