Splashguard's guide to playing CHL defense.

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  1. Splashguard

    Splashguard "Never Trust a Hippy" - Johnny Rotten

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    Lesson 1

    Hey boys, just thought I could shine some light on a few key areas of playing defense to help some of the new or even some of LG's veterans what's up.

    People are constantly asking me things like;

    "what the fuck, man. Why did you do that?"
    "how can someone even play like that?"
    "Where did you learn to play hockey?"
    ....i will now pass on my infinite wisdom to some of you less defensively inclined peasants...

    Everyone knows that the key to a successful offense is slow breakouts and defensive zone posession time. Let's dive in..

    If you aren't Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift, breaking out can be tough. Let's look at some tips.

    1. Defensive zone posession time is crucial. You are going to want to rag the puck in your own zone as long as possible before hitting that strong side winger or center up ice. It helps to keep posession until you have at least 2 forecheckers pushing you into the boards like dog catchers on a stray. When this happens, be sure to blind sauce that bitch straight up center ice. Nothing can go wrong.

    2. The rush.
    Okay, so you've tossed that hot potato up center, and the reciever got banged harder than your sister after step-dad came home from a bender after getting canned from his job at the plant....luckily the winger was able to snag that loose puck and turn on the jets up ice toward the offensive zone. This is your time to show the team your offensive skills. Youre going to want to chase that zone entry with speed. Everyone knows that the forwards are looking for the defense as soon as they cross the blueline. Youre going to want to be there for that very common pass back through 3 defenders. Tip: get in as deep as possible. (5 attackers is better than 3)

    Thanks for reading and stay tuned for part 2!
     
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    Wanna add here.

    For #1, the most effective way is to go behind your net every time. Most teams only have one forechecker in order to prevent a 4 on 3 attack, which means you always have a way out behind the net. You can just go out the side the forechecker doesn’t come in at. You can also have your goalie do pad stacks out of the net to trip the forechecker. If you wanna be really elite, have your second dman come in and tbag the tripped forechecker. Assert your dominance until like Splashguard said, they throw a second forechecker in.

    For #2, if you are a neglected dman offensively, don’t pass when you get it. Use L2 to cut to the net and showcase your offensive prowess. If you get whacked off the puck, that’s okay! You’re just demonstrating to the forwards why you’re upset by showing them what they do. Also remember that the key to O zone possession time is down low play. So always sprint for the goal line and sit behind the net to give your wingers a pass. You’ll rack up the assists and really show your two way game.
     
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    This is my favorite thing I have read on this site.
     
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    Positions are just are suggestions.
     
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    Also, any loose puck in front of the net, it's best to just stand there. It's going to go in your net anyways, save your energy.
     
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    No need for that just give it to a forward and watch him coast to coast , easy ✌
     
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    The more you L2 in the defensive zone with noone around you, the more you will look like @Wiqkid1
     
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    Splashguard "Never Trust a Hippy" - Johnny Rotten

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    Appreciating these useful tips, people. Even a an elite amateur semi- semi-pro calibre player such as myself is always learning. Loving the feedback.
     
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    You guys can talk shit about d men but the way rest of team is usually treating d men is totally wrong. You want us to stop everyone and everything, pass puck to forwards as soon as we get it and pretty much wait in neutral zone because even if we are in offensive zone, no one will really pass even when d man is completely open.

    Of course , this was funny topic and I appreciate the humor, but forwards should take a long and deep look at their own game if they are unhappy with results. Having 20+ gvaways per forward doesn't win games.
     
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    So I'm not the only one that has noticed the Dmen playing as a 4th or even 5th forward?

    Good, glad its not just me.
     
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    So I have a feeling all season I’m gonna be calling Bubica a dumbass.
     
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    Splashguard "Never Trust a Hippy" - Johnny Rotten

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    He's actually not wrong. Definitely not the best place to be raising serious concerns though. Half of the reason I started doing this is to mentally cope with the "go-fetch" attitude most CHL forwards have towards their defense. I do most of my writing mid-game while im standing in the neutral zone like a stood-up prom date waiting for a turnover to recover.
     
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    Not calling anyone out in particular, just in all my scouting games with several different teams over the last month or so its been painfully obvious lol
     
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    D is hard and for the forwards that can't or won't play it button your lip cause your forecheck probably sucks ass too. I had 1 turn over and 1 penalty in a 2-3 score game and was asked to leave the party because my defense was crap as they called it. What are the expectations, perfection?

    One reason I switched to FWD was because of this very reason. After sitting through a season on a two teams with less than 15 wins and not winning a single game myself I asked a forward on the first line why they do not use the point at all even when its wide open? "I don't pass to defense" was the response i got. Needless to say i was not gonna sign up for more of that. Defense can suck even on a good team but it surly sucks on a bad one. Expecting players to get behind that is well unrealistic imo.... I might suck at forward for bit but at least I can have a chance to score and win not just stop them from scoring to win. pfft but then again wtf do I know Im just a chitter on tc again.
     
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    Lol this cone giving d tips
     
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    Splashguard "Never Trust a Hippy" - Johnny Rotten

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    If you look at stats in lg the best forwards often time have the most giveaways. So in conclusion. Just skate the puck into the zone by your self. If you’re having trouble try using that nifty L2 button on the bottom left of your controller and take it every time. You will soon have the same amount of giveaways as elite forwards and in turn be just as good if not better
     
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    I know this is satirical but reading this as a goalie nearly gave me a stroke
     
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