Fore check: This has to do with where your players start pressuring the puck carrier.

1-2-2 High: No offensive zone fore check. You let them have their own zone. One of your guys on the offensive blue line two on the redline and two on the defensive blue line.. Trying to make it as hard as possible for them to gain your zone..

2-1-2 High: Same as last one, only slightly more offensive with two guys on the offensive blue line and one on the redline. These two should be used when you want to protect a lead or defend against a team with very good breakouts.

1-2-2 Low: One guy in the offensive zone chasing the puck, forcing them to pass up the sides where two of your guys are on the offensive blue line and two are on the blue line

2-1-2 Low: Even more aggressive. Two of your guys chasing in the offensive zone trying to force a pass up the middle where you have one guy on the offensive blueline and two on the redline. These are offensive minded strategies where you are trying to get them to turn the puck over in their own zone.. Gives you some goals, and might make it hard for them to get out of their own zone, but you also make yourself more vulnerable to quick breakouts. These settings have fewer players waiting in the neutral zone and thus makes it easier for the other team to gain your zone.

3-2: Very offensive fore check. All your forwards in the zone trying to get the puck.. your D pinches at the offensive blue line (tries to stop the puck from leaving the zone). This is an option on the power play when you really want to put the heat on, and in desperate situations when you are trying to get a tying goal. Makes you very vulnerable to breakaways where the CPU and good players are deadly.

Defensive Pressure: This has to do with how aggressively your players pressure the opposing players.

Protect Net: Your players are very passive.. they let them handle the puck and pass it around more. Concentrate on protecting the slot.

Contain Puck: A bit more pressure, but still not trying to hit or rush opposing players. Plays position and blocks passing lanes. Not man on man.

Normal: A mix of man on man and positional play. Your players will engage opposing players when they have the chance, but quickly return to their proper position.

Puck Side Attack: Your players aggressively pressures the puck carrier. Your team shifts to the side of the ice where the puck is to try to get the puck from them. Not letting them set up too much along the sides and blue line.

High Pressure: Very aggressive. your players rush the attackers as soon as they have a chance and try to get the puck without allowing any passing. This often puts them out of position and makes you vulnerable to good passing teams and danglers.. Only good for situations when you are desperate for a goal. (Or against teams with poor skills).

Defensive Strategy: This has to do with how your defensive players position themselves. Close to the net protecting the slot, or further out making it harder for the attackers to pass it around.

Collapsing: Staying close to the net protecting the slot. Lets the other team have the outside.

Staggered: More aggressive pushes out where the puck is to put more pressure on but still leaves some distance to the attacker.

Tight Point: Your wingers position themselves right up to the other teams D along your defensive blue line. This prevents them from taking point shots and makes it harder for them to pass around along the outside, but it makes it easier for them to pass in to the slot for shots in close.

Breakout: This has to do with how aggressively your players try to break out of your own zone when you gain the puck.

Defend Lead: Your offense stays low to give the D more options for passing out of the zone.

Passive breakout. As name implies good for protecting leads, but not for scoring on rushes.

Conservative: A bit more aggressive, but still focused on giving the D options for outlet passes so the opposing fore checkers won't be able to gain the puck in your zone.

Standard: Not too passive, not too aggressive.

Aggressive: Your forwards rush on offense as very quickly looking for long outlet passes that may result in breakaways or rush chances. This leaves your D fewer outlet options and they may turn the puck over to fore checkers.

Full Attack: Desperation mode. Your players rush as fast as they can without any considerations for giving the D help getting out of the zone. This makes you vulnerable to turnovers against an aggressive fore check but might give you some goals in clutch situations.

Source: Leaf_get_tavares

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4 Response to "Strategy List"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    Thank you for this post i studied it to get a much better understanding of these strategies.


  2. Anonymous Said,

    thanks for your tutorial, very informative!


  3. AP Said,

    Well I didn't write it originally. Just collected the info. But thx.


  4. Anonymous Said,

    Thanx mate


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