What is so wrong (in too many player's opinion) with dump and forecheck in drop in?
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02-03-2013, 02:30 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
Dump and chase doesn't work well for most drop in and pick up 'games'. Almost no one wants to chase; they want to conserve energy for shifts that are usually longer and less intense than a game situation. If you are dumping it don't expect anyone to chase it except yourself.
Dumping the puck when you are getting tired so you can get off the ice, or when you are being pressured by a better player or several players without any real passing options is more common.
The unofficial rule with groups I have played with is after a goal the team scored on gets the puck until one of the members of the team breaks the red line.
Also, when the goalie smothers the puck the defensive team gets around 10 feet of free space and a few seconds to play the puck. Any hacking away at a puck that isn't completely covered but may have you hitting the goalie is frowned on. Regular goalies for pickup or drop in are hard enough to find without players doing things that will very likely piss them off (you already have the lack of defensive play for that) or injure them.
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