How to contain an uber-talented forward?
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03-17-2013, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Drexel Hill PA
Some great advice here. I try and remember my job is not to take the puck off them, that's what they want you to try and do. My job is to stay between them and our goalie, push them to the outside, make them shoot through me, force a bad pass, etc. They have even more of an advantage in men's league because you can't really knock them off the puck.
Another thing that really helps is just skating hard and being tenacious. No drive-bys swinging your stick, stop and starts. Don't give them anything for free.
I'm a fourth or fifth year forward(was a goalie before) limited skill and hands, but I have speed. I absolutely love playing against the other team's best players. They usually aren't very happy by the end of the night. A two hander to the back of my leg tells me I'm doing a good job. LOL
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