Low scoring winger

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  1. bawkbawk

    bawkbawk Registered User

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    What do you do with a winger that is a great skater, creates a tonne of offence for his team mates, gets in the dirty areas, has tonnes of puck possession, sacrifices his body but is very low on goals? Feel bad for this kid who is an extremely hard worker but not putting up the points to show it.
     
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    RibFrabcus Bevy of Humanity

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    Appreciate what he brings?
     
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    "4th line for life" lol
    Show him videos like this:
     
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    totally appreciate. But I feel bad for the kid as his numbers don't show what he does.
     
  6. bawkbawk

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    thanks for the video. Hes better than a 4th liner but guess he needs to work on his shooting.
     
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    Sounds like he'd be a good defenseman.
     
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    I agree but the kid does not want to be a defenceman although he is OK the few times he has tried it He is a better forward except for the scoring part
     
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    Maybe move him to center if he's more of a set up guy, as you explained with "creating tons of chances, having possesion" and being ok at D.
     
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    He's not the only one. Goal scorers have a special talent and mentality. Sometime they're not even the best skaters or shooters on their team.
     
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    Be patient with him
    The offense and production will come from hard puck
     
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    Tavares the Noble I was in the pool!!

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    My favorite winger is just like that. I praise him for his hard work and just give him guidance to bang a few in. He is my Zach Hyman.
     
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    This may sound way too obvious...put him on a line with a goal scorer
     
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    That is where he is playing currently.
     
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    We often tell him not to pass so damn much and take a shot!
     
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    I think generally speaking, for a kid like this, the most important thing is that you reinforce that he's doing good. A good job and a pat on the back will go a long way. As for goals, some players just aren't goal scorers. Either he'll figure it out or he won't. I think as long as he knows he's doing things right, he won't be discouraged about low goal totals.

    One thing you could try, if you haven't already, is when ever you see him shooting more or generate a chance for himself that results in a goal, point out what he did differently and encourage him to go out and do it again.

    my 2 cents.
     
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    Sounds like a beauty twoway center
     
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    So then whats the problem? Guy gets puck. Guy passes puck. Goal scorer scores. That the foundation of every top line in hockey.
     
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    Sounds like a great guy to have on your line.

    But if you want to increase goal scoring, consider having him 1) work on his shot and 2) play spring/summer 3on3 - running time, no whistles except for penalty shots, and lots of ice for offensive chances

    ohsix is in the exact same boat, got cut from PWA1 because he can't put up points (was praised for his defensive responsibility/passing etc), was told to put up points (goals, not assists) on PWA2. Not sure what to tell him - pass and get lots of assists (for the team), or carry it and learn how to score (for himself).
     

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