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01-17-2014, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Beezeral View Post
It sounds like you are in a slump. I wouldn't say you have lost the coaches trust, it's just that your play has fallen off and your ice time reflects that.

Has the level of competition increased from last year to this year?

Your conversation with your coach should be about what you can do to get back on track. I wouldn't even mention the decreased ice time.

One thing you could try is going to a pick up game and playing a different role on the ice to see if that snaps you out of your funk. Maybe borrow a friends goalie gear and play goalie for a night.
First of all, thank you for answering.
The competition level has decreased significantly, we win most of our games by a lopsided score (we have 80 goals for and 14 goals against). My coaches want me to work on releasing the puck faster. They say I would eat goalies alive if I could get my wrist shot off quickly.
The thing I'd like to try to get back to scoring a lot of goals is shooting from farther out. My coach suggested to fire a hard, low and screened wrister from the blue line. I have surprised goalies twice this year shooting from well out.
Playing goalie isn't a great idea, I fear the puck a bit.

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