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Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

anon
His beef is that his 3rd line, non-back checking wing, who only plants his a** on the boards, is not getting the puck on the breakout because the puck moving dman with better skills is bypassing him.
quite a few good d men on the EHF and E9 teams. Am sure as a non hockey person you are looking at offensive stats. As a coach I see other teams d men and I am immediately drawn to the kid who plays well in his own end and every so often brings the rush up ice. It's a tough position to play at that age level, but if you see a d man playing good gap control, pushes people around in front of the net and jumps into the play offensively, you got yourself a stud on the backend. As a coach consider yourself lucky.

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

No beef just want some troll to tell me go have your boy watch x team at y age level.. they have the best defenseman

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

Out of necessity we have some of our best playing on the backend. One or two who may have a future in the sport. These boys have many offensive forwards around for them to follow. And teams that move the puck with efficiency. It is tougher to identify the teams and players with defensive functionality and team play. We have seen some but boy are squirt age so not enough.

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

Ice Hole
No beef just want some troll to tell me go have your boy watch x team at y age level.. they have the best defenseman
I will now make beef Wellington for dinner. Thanks for the idea.

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

Much more effective to get the wings moving on the breakout and have the D headman the puck. The old 1970's 'stand at the hash along the boards and wait for the puck' breakout is for a slower time in hockey. Today it's up ice and in a hurry.

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

Don't get to see them play much but IHC 07E.. has some great dmen. As great as their forwards are the defense makes that team click. Fun to watch

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

Ice Hole
Don't get to see them play much but IHC 07E.. has some great dmen. As great as their forwards are the defense makes that team click. Fun to watch
Best 06 dman went to Minnesota. That says a lot.

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

Best 06 Dman, he is 11. Give it a rest.

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

One of the Best 04 dmen left is now playing w. Honey Baked

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

Ice Hole
One of the Best 04 dmen left is now playing w. Honey Baked
He was good, not an ehf kid either 🤔

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

Ya, was he e9 bred or was there more to it. Made the right move and we wish him luck as he will need it

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

English? do you speak it?? Hillbilly

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

Anon
English? do you speak it?? Hillbilly
Obviously, you don't. Trash truck leaves early tomorrow, get some rest.

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

Must have hit a nerve, enjoy your shift at the state liquor store.

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

I remember back a few years and their were two or three 'it kids' at the peewee level. One played for his dad and ended-up at CM his freshman year and I think by his junior year he ended-up playing football. Another was suppose to be the second coming and he played at BCH his freshman year and then moved over to Thayer and I think he failed to grow and I have no idea what happened to him and the third was a solid player and played on some elite teams, went to St. Sebs and is now playing D-III hockey at a pretty good school.

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

this is good news

Re: D-men leading team in scoring..

forget the offensive dmen. where is the best all around young dman around FED or e9 for my boy to emulate. the kid w. the IT factor. defensive teams to watch. those who are in the know may not want to share