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04-07-2014, 11:29 PM
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Weber6
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Originally Posted by nightfighter View Post
It's harder to do that shield move when you're running and you can't use your shin to block low sweeping sticks since your legs are always moving. But one move my teammates do a lot is when they go to power by somebody along the boards or are looking to spin off a check, they'll actually use their lead leg and kick away the defender's stick, which gives a brief opening for you to exploit. Try it next time

In terms of being a good net presence...speaking as a goalie, the guys that cause me the most trouble are actually the ones that have good hand eye and can create tips and deflections. Better hand eye also lets you track and corral rebounds quicker than the goalie can (in theory). Of course you also have to be fearless and willing to take a lot of punishment.
Thanks for the tip I'll be sure to try that one out.

And yeah even during assessments I was getting my legs hacked at by the goalie and defenders got a few scratches but its worth it for a goal/win in the season.

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