➡️ Proper reads, awareness, hockey IQ. Whatever you call it, the ability to join the rush can change the entire course of a game. Teams that have the capability and the personnel to do so, tend to be more successful. - ➡️ It’s not about being reckless, or forcing plays. It doesn’t just happen because a defensemen jumps up, or a forward drops back. It has to be methodical - an attempt to exploit a hole, or a gap in coverage. - ➡️ In these clips the defensemen are strategic, poised, patient ...then they strike. They wait for their defender to turn their back to them, then they find their lane. They don’t rush - they get on their inside edges so as to not call attention to themselves. Deception in all facets of the game!
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