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Forecheck-Breakout
KIDS: How RELENTLESS are you as F1 on the forecheck? Here are two goals from the NYR/TBL game last night where F1 hounds the puck, creates the turnover, and gets rewarded with the goal. Great job!
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COACHES: Max Domi will get the glamour for this goal but I LOVE the start to this play. Watch Jeff Petry as he starts this breakout….particularly his eyes. Head up looking off F1, he freezes him, then turns his head to make the play. Such an underrated little deceptive habit! And it’s a habit that...
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COACHES: This is a GREAT clip to teach your players about puck support. On this entry, TBL does an excellent job creating 2v1s on the WSH defense with their puck support. They are able to execute with their passing and get a scoring chance out of it. Awesome job!!
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COACHES: Do you ever wonder why you see so many teams flip or go off the glass & out in their own zone? Check out the RD for CBJ. So many teams pinch & play their D aggressively that the W is not an option on the breakout. Off glass here counters aggressive play &...
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PLAYERS SEE: Sweet goal! COACHES SEE: sticks down taking away mid of the ice effort on FC middle support(62) DZ TO And skill!!
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My goodness this is playing fast! Awesome transition from D to O & perfectly executed rush goal w/ net drive and using 2nd wave (Hedman) joining the play.
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Coaches, want to teach habits on the forecheck? Show this clip. Sticks down taking away passing lanes. Effort. Physicality. Track back thru middle. Won stick battles. Leads to turnover and GOAL.
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KIDS: Please watch the center on this breakout. He is LOW & PATIENT BEHIND THE PUCK…and also giving his D a backhand target with his stick. So many teams take away boards on the forecheck, using C as an option becomes an important skill to practice.
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USING THE BACK OF THE NET. The D in these clips make using the back of the net to beat a forechecker look easy!! Coaches, incorporate this situation into a drill in practice…such an underrated skill for D to have. You will find it’s not as easy as these guys make it look!
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A Popular Forecheck: F1/F2 reading & putting pressure on D. F3 reads puck going away from him so he goes high above their C in middle. D pinches the side puck comes out, other D responsible for middle of ice. Preds do great job w/ reads & great stick pressure…and get rewarded!
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