When the coach has the players at the drill board and is explaining the drill prior to its start, the coach should emphasize the importance of proper defensive positioning (maintaining a proper gap). The coach wants to make sure that the players don't get into an offensive position in the defensive zone. When this happens there is only a small possibility that the defensive player will take the puck away from the opposition. When a player tries to do this he then skates by his opposition of course in hopes of retrieving the puck and skating down ice hopefully on a breakaway, especially if they're trying to hit the puck from an opposing defenseman. The problem with this is if they miss they end up in the neutral zone with no puck and we are now forced to play shorthanded until that player can turn and come back into the defensive zone. This is referred to as fishing for the puck, if -- hockey and certainly I hope I can get it -- hockey. Instead we want to teach the players positional discipline and to play absolute -- hockey. We want the players to make sure that they have their man and aren't guessing and hoping for something to happen or for a puck to turn over.