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11-19-2012, 08:35 AM
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sanityplease
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Competetive, it's up to the coach.

Beer league, it's up to the goalie.

Depends where the shooter is & where I am, if I'm playing the wing & covering the point, I block. I'm far enough away that if the puck gets through me, the goalie should have time to stop it. & if I do block it, it often turns into a breakaway for me.

If I'm in close (in front of the goalie), I often stand to one side of the net & let the goalie have a clear view. While using my body position to "barracade" 1/4 of the goal area. I've found that if you communicate what you're doing with the goaltender, sometimes he/she can 'cheat' a bit to the exposed section of goal.

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