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10-01-2013, 03:05 PM
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Jarick
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Another think I learned at practice, I need to be way more aggressive in the offensive zone.

My defensive positioning is usually pretty good, but in the offensive zone, I tend to try and get myself open for passes so I can get quick shots off. But I guess that means I am not supporting the puck carrier enough and usually am too far away from the play and/or have a defender who can get in the passing lane too easily. Apparently I need to damn near shadow the puck carrier so that I can be a passing option or provide support in puck battles.

Another thing is that I'm often on the wrong side of the net. Usually I'm on the weak side trying to find an open lane as a passing option, but I should be either screening the goalie more or at the side of the net on the strong side, so I can again be a passing option without dealing with the defender in the slot.

Should be interesting to see how all that shakes out in the tourney this weekend.

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