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Faceoffs
Pat Maroon sends his team to the Conference Finals! And they did it using my favorite faceoff play.  We call i “Around the Pile.” On this play, the wings line up on opposite sides. You can see Maroon (lefty)  lines up on the wall while Thomas (righty) lines up in the middle. First of all,...
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FACEOFF INTENSITY. Watch Marchand win this draw for his C…after he was beat clean. Coaches, think about taking faceoff stats not just for centers, but for their lines. Many of the draws are won or lost by their linemates…and in this case ended up in a goal!
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PUSHING THE PACE. Many teams are starting to fly forwards off of Dzone faceoff wins. LA catches the Hawks on this draw. It’s not pretty, but it’s effective in putting CHI on their heels…and only took 14 seconds from faceoff to goal!
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COACHES: The inside Forward on an Ozone draw has an important job on faceoff wins. By going shoulder-to-shoulder w/ opposing forward, it gives their D an extra half-second to make a play. Have to be careful not to get called for interference…but great job here, leading to two goals!
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COACHES: If you like Faceoff plays, here is a good one that scored 3 goals in one night. C wins draw and gets into the high, mid-slot…D pulls the puck to the middle…Weak-side D widens out…Net-front W gets high along the boards…and Board-side W gets to the net… 3 different variations but 3 perfectly executed...
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