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Old 09-15-2011, 01:04 PM   #376
 
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kinda ugly drawing on my part, but assuming i understand what you're saying, something like:

(O's are offensive players, X's are defensive players)



edit: yeah bad drawing really, probably should have done and before and after to illustrate the player movement instead of just the pass and "after" positioning, but w/e...

the blue line behind the net represents the pass, the other one where that player skates after making the pass. then again he might be more likely to support the puck behind the net. as always with these scenarios, and poker hands, and everything else in life...it depends. it depends on a lot of stuff, and what everyone else is doing out there. especially the center, where he goes and what he does can dictate a lot of this (like it'd probably influence where the passer goes from there).

but yeah, generally the wingers cover the points, usually fairly loosely to help defend the forwards if they can. some teams collapse their wingers more than others, some pretty much all the way to the net to create a 3-on-5 situation (especially with teams who don't have good offensive D, or don't use them well). that's the simple part. then the D and the center generally defend the forwards, on teams that don't collapse the wingers much this will be a 3-on-3 situation. there can be a lot of switching here, as cycling and stuff happens.



not sure where the puck has gone now exactly, i mean if he passes to the center or winger (or pinching D i guess) to the spot you're saying, then that's probably a goal. if you can explain further maybe i, or someone else, can answer this.

here's the template if anyone else wants to try drawing this stuff up with MSPaint or whatever:





positioning! you want to be between your man and the net, once he gets behind you, you're screwed, and it could be time for a goal or penalty hooking/holding/etc him. but then again a lot of teams are trying new, riskier stuff like "fronting" the man around the goal. it can work out well, but it can also backfire badly if/when the puck gets through (or gets cycled, or someone takes a Lidstrom-esque intentionally wide shot for the rebound, etc). but a lot of teams are pretty comfortable if they can keep the offensive players to the outside, even with sustained puck control. it's not the worst thing in the world if everyone is doing their job properly.
thoughts? i asked these questions because we are a wreck in the defensive zone
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:14 PM   #377
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I have a few ideas that may or may not work but we can fo some team brainstorming later.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:25 PM   #378
 
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sounds good... i think that if we want to be a top-whatever team we need to establish a good defensive system and commit to it. there's no doubt that we can light it up offensively against anyone, but against the better teams we are going to need something in place that is more muscle memory than anything else.

this is especially important this year because poke checking and stick lifting are harder, so more bodies in the right place will make a huge difference... since 1 on 1 defending is more difficult
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:38 PM   #379
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We gotta utilize that new feature where you can body check in more of a "jockey for position" type of way this year on D.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:08 PM   #380
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It should hopefully be easier to stop cross-crease and low slot goals since you can tie guys up now. I expect it will make screens more prominent as well since it will be harder to get clean one timers off.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:31 PM   #381
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2 years in a row beating the #1 team in eashl
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:33 PM   #382
 
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:21 PM   #383
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Anyone around right now?
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:26 PM   #384
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I'll be on in a half hour or so.. Just finishing cooking dinner.
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:29 PM   #385
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I'll be on in a half hour or so.. Just finishing cooking dinner.
Alright cool.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:47 PM   #386
 
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my brother's looking to get into HUT. any tips from the HUT pros here?
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:01 PM   #387
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:48 PM   #388
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cant even decide to play VS, HUT or EASHL...
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:57 PM   #389
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you guys all on XBL or PSN? need to know which system to get the game for
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:41 AM   #390
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Anyone had any luck unlocking the player boosts through the offline modes? I've been doing BAP in the WHL, and met the requirements to unlock one of the boosts but haven't gotten it yet.

Does it only count if you hit the requirements in the NHL?
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:41 AM   #391
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you guys all on XBL or PSN? need to know which system to get the game for
All the cool kids are rockin the 360 these days.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:43 AM   #392
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Anyone had any luck unlocking the player boosts through the offline modes? I've been doing BAP in the WHL, and met the requirements to unlock one of the boosts but haven't gotten it yet.

Does it only count if you hit the requirements in the NHL?
yes only NHL games count.. completely removing any incentive to do a realistic off line BAP player.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:57 AM   #393
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Flyyyy away

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Old 09-16-2011, 09:43 AM   #394
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Hey guys, Is there an xbox360 team or a league that needs one more person?

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Old 09-16-2011, 01:55 PM   #395
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Re: NHL 12

Does it seem to anyone else like more crap goals are going in than in NHL 11. I'll be deeking the goalie beautifully and either get stopped or miss the shot, but then the opponent will come down and shoot some crappy shot that should be easily saved, and it'll go right in. ****ing TILT
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:01 PM   #396
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just thought i'd check in and say i miss u guys. spent around 28 hours on the road =( i'm tired and miss NHL 12 ='(
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:30 PM   #397
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Does it seem to anyone else like more crap goals are going in than in NHL 11. I'll be deeking the goalie beautifully and either get stopped or miss the shot, but then the opponent will come down and shoot some crappy shot that should be easily saved, and it'll go right in. ****ing TILT
I actually really like this. It was near impossible to be a true sniper in NHL 11. Nearly everything that went in was due to passing or deking. Game needed more snipes and garbage goals imo.
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:17 PM   #398
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Re: NHL 12

just won an EA arena freeroll ship the current 25 cent hourly at nhl 12
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:16 PM   #399
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just won an EA arena freeroll ship the current 25 cent hourly at nhl 12
lol when do these run and how often?
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:09 PM   #400
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you have to register on that virgin gaming site and then go to the tournaments. then you click that you are ready and it gives you the gamertag of the opponent you are supposed to play and then you meet in the EA arena lobby and play

for the freeroll all you have to do is win 3 games in a row and they give you $15. pretty easy imo
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