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07-21-2013, 12:04 AM
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Maybe it's the team's system?

I mean it's one thing to have a bad goalie.. another to have bad D and hanging him out to dry. Perhaps the team is giving too many good looks.

Is there always someone back to support him? Does the D take away the front of the net? Breakaways, odd-man rushes?

These are some questions you have to ask as a team rather than just saying "he's the weak leak". you're stuck with the problem the whole season. Rather than sulk about it, why not go try to implement a system that can give you guys a chance.

Trapping game? Boston style of play. Have 4 guys always back and take away the ice of more skilled teams. Get a lucky goal and just shut down the other team.

In beginner leagues, having the skilled guys playing defense can change the flow of the team. The problem with most low level leagues is that everyone wants to score and rush. Players get trapped down low, turnovers and can't backcheck. Simplify the game, dump pucks in, chase. For some reason, everyone hates dump-ins. They are super effective at tiring people.

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