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01-29-2013, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by CantbeatzPekka View Post
You mentioned not using the center ice in or own zone for passes. I have a little background story on Trotz as to why the preds dont use the center ice in our own zone:

So when i was playing hockey back in TN circa 2001 when I was 8 or 9, Trotz came and talked to our team. You know the only thing I remember him saying? It was to never pass the puck in front of your goalie aka the slot in your own zone. Im sure he DRILLS that into his players knowing Trotz's style of defensive coaching, hence we never see those passes being made.
No, actually the team is taught to use the net front D as an outlet on the breakout when traditional lanes are occupied by the forecheck. In youth hockey, this is still taught as a no-no, but at the pro level Scotty Bowman popularized it and it's now the thing to do.

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