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01-20-2013, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by domdo345 View Post
So true. The best defense is always being well positioned to not give any space. If there's no gap between you and the forward, he can't even take a shot (unless Ovie from 05-10 shows up). Most of the time, if you have to block the shot, it's because there was an error made somewhere. In a perfect world, the best defensive guys wouldn't have any blocked shots on their stats. But hockey is a sport of error so a guy willing to sacrifice his body to cover his mistake or his teammate's mistake becomes handy.

To think about it, they are pretty handy when there's a penalty to kill. Oh well, my point still stands that the best defense is being well positioned and winning the one on one battles.
That's for sure, my point is if that is all you can do you end up being Luke Schenn, who can't shutdown anyone.

Defending in the D Zone against a set up opponent is a key part of overall defense, but very far from the whole thing.

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