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01-10-2013, 03:38 PM
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After joining my Beer League team a couple of years ago, I was always put on D. I've played winger exclusively before the Beer League. The advice given here is excellent, but I definitely find the Gap Control to be the hardest as your backwards skating needs to be excellent. It's hard to maintain that 1 stick length away once they enter your defensive zone. My backward skating acceleration and top speed is probably too slow. Hence, I tend to backing in way too far and basically giving the opposing forward lots of room to skate into my zone to compensate. I'm more of a stay at home Defenceman now, as i don't have a booming point shot. Awesome position though.

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