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    Coaching Tip # 81 - Standard Rules of the Road for Hockey!

    So I'm going to list a couple of simple "Standard Rules" for you to think about while you watch the Stamley Cup playoffs.


    Rule #1: Avoid or side step the Check!
    Rule #2: Headman the Puck!
    Rule #3: Attack in Numbers!
    Rule #4: Move to the inside!
    Rule #5: Set up Behind the net in the attacking zone!
    Rule #6: Player without the puck goes behind in the weave!
    Rule #7: Cross the Blue line first, then pass!
    Rule #8: If you Dump it, GO GET IT!
    Rule #9: Exit you Defensive Zone on the weak side!
    Rule #10: Overload the Zone!
    Rule #11: Be the first one to the puck!
    Rule #12: Don't be afraid to Pinch!
    Rule #13: On delayed penalties...Rag the Puck to get the goalie off, then advance!
    Rule #14: If you are short handed, rag the puck as long as you can, then Ice the Puck!
    Rule #15: Get into the Corners and get out!
    Rule #16: Hit the net!
    Rule #17: Don't shoot the puck in the goalie's stomach!
    Rule #18: Win the Face off!
    Rule #19: The Team that controls the puck the most...Wins!
    Rule #20: D to D pass!
    Rule #21: If you can't advance, pass it back and regroup!
    Rule #22: Straddle the Blue line!
    Rule #23: Move your feet...don't coast!
    Rule #24: Tape to Tape passing!
    Rule #25: Shoot high when the goalies down!
    Rule #26: If I pass it to you, you pass it back!
    Rule #27: Don't play Linear Hockey!
    Rule #28: Don't set up behind the net in the defensive zone!
    Rule #29: Advance the puck while the other team is on the line change!
    Rule #30: Screen the Goalie!
    Rule #31: Off winger, rush the net!
    Rule #32: Winger stays back if Defensemen rushes on play!
    Rule #33: First one in the Neutral Zone goes high, second one goes low, third trails.
    Rule #34: Protect the puck at all times.
    Rule #35: When the other team has the puck, you have 5 defensemen on the ice, not just two!
    Rule #36: Mirror your defensive partner. What he does, you do!
    Rule #37: Play your position in your defensive zone.
    Rule #38: Clear the rebound in front of your goalie, don't wait and watch to see if he has it!
    Rule #39: Clear the puck high off the glass in your defensive zone.
    Rule #40: Stay out of the penalty box!

    I will add more rules as time goes on! Or, if you like, if you see one that I have missed, please be my guess to post it here on this thread.

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    Uhm.. I thought we were going to talk rules of the ROAD for hockey.

    i.e. Rule #1: the puck carrier NEVER has right-of-way.

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    However, the puck carrier is the one in control of the play. It drives me crazy to watch players on the line waiting for the puck carrier to make his move. When in reality, the puck carrier is waiting for his line mates to move their ass so he can pass to them. It especially drives me crazy to see all three cross the attaching blue line, three a breast, and they are all watching and waiting for each other to see who's going to do what. NOTHING! Opportunities lost because the support players would rush the net!
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    That's why when I have the puck, I move. I don't wait. Which often puts me into the corner or behind the net (I don't have enough speed to get past defenders, but it gives them time to catch up for a centering pass or one back to the point for a shot). ...beer league hockey.

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