Holding the point with cherry pickers
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01-15-2013, 04:04 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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It is the responsibility of the weak-side defenseman to drop back to cover the cherry picker. If the strong-side defenseman plays the boards and stops the defending team from banking the puck of the boards and the weak-side defenseman prevents the pass you have a very strong 4-4 against the opposing team.
I would agree with this. I would ask though, who is in possesion of the puck? if your team does and you are the weak side Dman just keep an eye on the guy. if your team is in a position that possesion my be lost cheat a little but I wouldn't go stand near the guy. If it's a situation where its a 50/50 puck cheat a little more, if they are gaining possesion get back and cover them.
Many parts of playing D come with experience, thats why Defensemen take longer to develop.
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