The Hockey Noob Chronicles II (Beginners' Thread)
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11-26-2012, 07:04 PM
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So I have been playing D a lot more lately, and have been having a major issues completing breakout passes. I just miss my target a lot of the time, but I think that's a matter of practice. What worries me is that I've gone almost exclusively using the boards. If its a long passi bank it so my teammates can skate onto it, or if there is someone directly in front of me, I'll bank it around them and hope a teammate skates onto it. I feel like I'm just creating a ton of 50-50 pucks and not being very productive trying to leave the zone. Any one have any tips or advice?
Breakout passes become easier the more you play really. Your decisions are made faster with more experience, and as you get to the puck quicker you'll have more time to make breakout passes.
Something you want to practice is being able to flip the puck up in the air high enough that opposition can't just grab them down, as well as a good saucer pass.
Boards are great too if you can ricochet the puck to your teammates.
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