Originally Posted by Cake Boss
I honestly hate 5on5 now, there is barely any room out there to do anything, mainly due to the shitty stick checking system, where it's like a magnet stick system, I am trying to adapt to it but god damn.
Yeah I've been trying to get out of the habit of just skating through people like I used to. Theres times where I keep my distance and can hang on to the puck and then I get stupid other times and try to skate right into a poke check. Its just a long ingrained habit Im still trying to kick at this point. :lol
Originally Posted by shawnoftheshred
Had a fun night. That one game where we were playing against 3 players who all seemed to be like 6'8" with perfect poke checking skills was really frustrating (we were also out-hit like 18-1 in the first period), but otherwise, mostly had fun. It's true that there's not much space out there, but it did feel like when we made a conscious effort to cycle, use the points and support well, we opened up chances.
Sorry my mic didn't work. I'm in the preview alpha and have heard Party Chat is a little borked at the moment. There were definitely a few times where I think being able to call something out would've created a scoring chance.
We did a lot better at generating offense last night. Still struggled at times though. Again, a lot of it was just forcing stuff that wasnt there and some issues with positioning.
Better communication would absolutely help though. If we notice that their defense leaves certain spots open or whatever, pointing it out and figuring out how to take advantage of it might lead to a few more goals.