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01-20-2013, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by redbranch View Post
I'm a beginner, so I'm always looking for tips.
One of the best ones I've gotten so far, is that when getting ready to defend/poke check, keep the butt of the stick behind your hip. It makes it look like the forward has more room than he does, and you can snap it out harder and faster than if you're already stretched out. Plus, if your stick is already extended, you're just telling them your range.

I'm amazed at how often this trick works, even on players a fair bit higher in skill level than me
That's awesome, I've never heard that one before. I don't play D, but occasionally I find myself defending/poke checking.

Thanks.

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