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12-23-2012, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhodes 81 View Post
this. i'm, honestly, a direct beneficiary of the poke check considering that's always been how i defend anyway and even i think it's ridiculous. i used to take pride in my poke checking, now it's just too easy. the hitting from behind in open ice that destroys your ability to use the middle of the ice is also annoying.
Yup, same here. Was always much more of a poke-check guy than going for hits. Figured it was far safer than taking myself out of position with a missed hit, and if you know how to time it/position yourself, you should have very very little chance at getting called for a trip. Now I actually resist using the poke-check because its too ridiculous. And I hate having to try to hold back.

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