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12-29-2012, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
Then high level hockey isn't for you.

Check your local arena for youth hockey with a reasonable amount of contact- not too much, wouldn't want you to get rattled.

You hit to hurt- not to injure, but to hurt. To hurt enough that next time you fore check, they cough up the puck and you capitalize. To hurt enough that when they enter your zone, they don't cut across the ice to get a shot in the slot. You hit to hurt, so they don't try long breakaway passes. You keep it clean, but you get in their head and establish fear/doubt so they're off their game.

Semi-contact is meant to rub someone off the puck. That's not high level hockey. That's pond hockey. That's not what I pay to watch.
Well said. These are things that people who have never been involved in high-level hockey do not realize.

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