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03-26-2008, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Headcoach View Post
Canadien's have been playing the game just a little longer then the American's have and when an American family takes their 5 years old in the store to get him a stick, they generally see some teenager at the counter who says..."which way do you bat?"

Where as Canadien's know that the "writing" hand goes at the top. This is why more Canadien's shoot left. The majority of the population writes with their right hand.

Yes, I know that I am speaking in absolute, and yes, it just an opinion, but why so may left shooters?

I'm just sorry to say...I think the Canadien's got it right!

Head Coach

PS: For me, I just one coach, trying to correct the parent at a time!
In Canada, the basics such as puck-handling are emphasized early on and it's easier to do so with your dominant hand on top. With most people being right-handed that in effect turns around players to shoot left-handed.

Some will make the case of right or left eye dominance and the best side from which to shoot but that's another topic for another time.

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