Confusion. Subterfuge. Deception.
These three words are becoming the base upon which our game is developing as we creep closer to the end of the decade. In the never-ending search for more offense, coaches are sending every player possible into offensive rushes. It’s a matter of time before Mike Smith from the Calgary Flames is hit with a delay pass for a top shelf snipe. Just wait for it, you’ll see.
“In any drill adding our D into the offense is a great way to create confusion in the top half of the offensive zone.” – Glenn Carnegie
This is where Glenn Carnegie, skills instructor for the Vancouver Canucks, comes in. You see, it’s all fine and good to get your defensemen jumping into the rush – but you still have to get them the puck if you want to take advantage instead of firing it wide and starting the other team’s breakout.
How do we do that? With delays, escapes, and deception. In this week’s instalment of Pro Skills & Drills, Glenn teaches the finer details of protecting the puck and maneuvering through traffic with the puck on a string.
What you do with it is up to you. Check out a snippet below or watch Part 3 with a TCS Membership.
- Passing the Puck with Mats Lindgren: Pro Skills & Drills
- Pro Skills and Drills with Glenn Carnegie – Puck Protection
- ASK A COACH – How do you Build a Skill Foundation in Young Players?
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