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01-13-2013, 10:13 AM
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Stickchecked
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Originally Posted by taunting canadian View Post
I would also say one thing I had to be aware of when I was switching from wing to D was that you really need to be aware of the middle of the ice. You obviously don't want to be cleanly beaten wide by the puck carrier, but it's usually much worse if you let someone beat you to the inside. It's actually probably ideal to bait him to go wide but make sure that you're in position to keep him to the outside.
Really important point. Always force the puck carrier wide and work hard to keep him from skating around you to the front of the net.

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