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Centre (ice hockey)

The centre in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the sideboards. Centres have more flexibility in their positioning and are expected to cover more ice surface than any other player. Centres are ideally stronger, faster skaters who can back-check from deep in the opposing zone. Centres are expected to be gifted passers more than goal scorers, although there are exceptions, they are expected to have exceptional "ice vision", creativity. They generally are the most defensively oriented forwards on the ice. Centres play as part of a line of players that are substituted to keep fresh and keep the game moving. Centres are required to cover much of the ice in all three zones. Where the centre tends to play in the offensive zone is a matter of coaching and personal preference. Centres are responsible for keeping the flow of the game moving, handle, pass the puck more than any other position player; because of this, most good centres tend to score assists rather than goals because the play goes through them as they try to find open teammates.

His responsibilities in the zone are analogous to the classic number 10 playmaker in soccer. Because the range of offensive styles teams like to use how centres are used in the offensive zone is as varied as the players themselves; the centre's role on offence is to move the offence through himself, setting up other players, providing support for puck battles. They have a lot of freedom in decision making, they are expected to be in motion causing defenders to have a hard time tracking them. The matter of bringing the puck in the zone is accomplished in two ways; the first involves the team's best puck carrier using his speed and quickness to cross the blue line with the puck and set up the offence. The second is colloquially called a "dump in", in which an attacking player shoots the puck from the neutral zone into either corner behind the opposing net in hopes that the onrushing wingers can beat the opposing defenders to it and gain control; the centre's role here is to provide support for the wingers if they become engaged in a puck battle, give the battling winger an option to try to move the puck to, or to try to scoop up loose pucks as they become available.

Once the puck is freed the offence can set up as normal. When a centre's winger is being attacked along the boards, the centre can take position behind the net to receive the pressured winger's pass. Behind the net is a natural place for some centres to play, it is a difficult position to defend because it forces the opposing defensemen to leave the front of the net. It gives the centre a clear view of the ice and most the slot area. From here the centre has clear passing lanes and minimizes the distance and difficulty of passes to nearly any part of the slot. Many centres use their mobility and freedom to take advantage of the slot area, the area in between the faceoff dots, about 5 to 15 feet from the goal; the slot area is notorious goalscoring territory because of its proximity to the net and the difficulty the opposing team has in defending it. Centres like this area because of its openness. Possessing the puck here gives the centre many different options, as well as a central position in the offensive play.

From here he can choose to shoot the puck on net, attempt to draw defenders away from the net by skating, or find open players closer to the goal cage. Additionally, without the puck, the centre can choose to occupy this space looking for deflections of long shots or rebounds. Centres set up directly in front of the net itself because in case of a turnover, it is much harder to get back in position defensively; some centres will play the halfboards. This position is important to a centre on some powerplay sets. Again it gives the centre a clear view of many different options. From here he may choose to pass back to a defenceman on the point, go down the boards to a winger behind the net, or drive the net itself hoping to draw defenders to him; the disadvantage of this position is that it is defended, the centre does not have much time to survey the ice looking for an open teammate. Powerplay sets are quite varied, so the centre's role can range a lot. Many times though the centre will choose to operate on the halfboards.

The halfboard position here is made easier to play because the centre has more time to look over the ice surface, is not pressured by the defenders as much. Again the centre's role is to move the offence through himself/herself looking for passing lanes to open players or roving the slot area looking for deflections and rebounds; the centre's role in the Neutral zone on the attacking side if he/she possesses the puck, is to bring the puck into the offensive zone by carrying or dumping the puck in. Although any player may carry the puck into the zone, centres are most counted on because of their speed and ability to stickhandle. If another player possesses the puck attacking into the zone, the centre's job is to provide support if the puck carrier needs to pass to another player across the blue line. Once the zone has been gained the offence may proceed to set up. On dump ins, the centre's role is to provide support to the wingers as they battle for possession in the corners, hunt for loose pucks.

Many different strategies have been devised to defend the neutral zone. Defending the neutral zone leads to fewer opportunities for the o

Rajiv Chowk metro station

The Rajiv Chowk is a Delhi Metro station in Delhi, on the Blue and Yellow Lines. It is a transfer station between the Blue Line on the upper level and the Yellow Line on the lower level, it is one of the busiest stations on the network, serving Connaught Place in the heart of Delhi. It handles 5 lakh passengers every day. Rajiv Chowk metro station has area of about 39,503 square feet. Many businesses and important buildings and cinemas are situated just outside the station; the station is constructed below Central Park. Connaught Place is known as Rajiv Chowk, named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, it is NOT named after an anti-quota activist, as depicted in several websites. In September 1995, the Home Ministry decreed that henceforth, the 75-year-old Connaught Place will be known as Rajiv Chowk and Connaught Circus as Indira Chowk. Chennai Central metro station Kashmere Gate metro station Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. Delhi Metro Annual Reports "Station Information". Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd..

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Louis Caron

Louis Caron is a Canadian journalist and writer from Quebec. He is most noted for his novels The Draft Dodger, which won the Prix Québec-Paris in 1977, Le canard de bois, a finalist for the Governor General's Award for French-language fiction at the 1981 Governor General's Awards, Les fils de la liberté II: La corne de brume, a finalist for the same award at the 1982 Governor General's Awards, as co-creator and writer of the television drama series He Shoots, He Scores, he worked as a journalist for Radio-Canada and Le Nouvelliste prior to publishing his first novel, L'Illusioniste, in 1973. In 2015 he published"Le visionnaire, the first novel in a new trilogy of historical novels which represented his first new published work since 2005. L'Illusionniste L'Emmitouflé Le Bonhomme Sept-heures ISBN 0776130307 Le Canard de bois Les Fils de la liberté II. La Corne de brume Racontages Le Vrai Voyage de Jacques Cartier Marco-Polo: Le nouveau livre des merveilles La Vie d'artiste Au fond des mers Les Fils de la liberté III.

Le coup de poing Les Chemins du Nord. La tuque et le béret Les Chemins du Nord II. Le Bouleau et l'épinette Montréal: un parfum d'îles Terre des Inuit Les Chemins du Nord III. L'outarde et la palombe Le Corps collectionneur Il n'y a plus d'Amérique Tête heureuse Le Temps des bâtisseurs 1. Le visionnaire