Offensive zone strategy / Hockey IQ
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01-13-2013, 03:42 PM
Join Date: Jan 2006
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Timing is important,
as is communication
This is important. At lower levels guys often skate with their heads down, and don't have the vision to find you no matter where you are, so you have to talk if you want the puck. So don't be afraid to call for the pass, because your linemates may not know that you're wide open at the back door.
Also, don't be offended if your linemate decides not to pass it to you. He may think he has a good shot from his position, he might see someone else on your team as a better option, or he might just not like you.
I'm usually a pass-first guy, and it's extremely helpful when my linemates yell at me to let me know where they are, especially when I dig a puck out of the corner and need a pass option immediately.
In short: Talk, talk, talk!
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