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03-21-2013, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by CarvinSigX View Post
Wingers that don't go below the hashmarks are what we typical label defensive zone floaters. How often do you see Perron "covering" the point man? Plenty, because all he's looking to do is have his teammates do the work and he can stand there and wait for the transition to begin. Oshie on the other hand, is much quicker to put pressure on his man, but what separates the two is Oshie's willingness to cover the middle of the ice. I don't want to hear that carp about covering the point men. You cover them by pressuring the real threat, the forwards, while putting yourself in position to stop the pass to the point.
Are you kidding me? That's the specific area that wingers are designated to cover. They are intended to cover point men AND the high slot area when the puck is on the other side. Wingers that typically go below the hashmarks get grilled at by their coaches because that leaves their designated point men uncovered. I really don't want to have to bring up the whole "have you played hockey thing" again, but this is a fundamental concept that is learned by actually playing under any actual coach.

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