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02-14-2013, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
Now is the reason you don't see nearly as many open ice hits in today's game because players are faster and better at avoiding them, because players worry about getting out of position? All of the above?
It's mostly about positioning. Good defensive players don't put themselves in those situations and, unless you have overwhelming offensive talent, you need to be a good defensive player in today's NHL.

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