1. Soft support when puck moves up the half wall
One of the biggest defensive zone breakdowns happens when the opposing team moves the puck from the corner, up the boards to the half wall. Chances are that the strong side defenseman was pressuring hard when the puck was in the corner and in an aggressive frenzy, continues to chase the puck up the wall. At this point, the defenseman is now doing the centerman’s job and will be overstepping onto the strong side . . .