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05-11-2008, 05:58 PM
Hank Chinaski
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Originally Posted by 32leaguer View Post
Thanks for all the tips, guys.

Here's a related but random question - it seems like there are so many subtleties to the game of hockey (yeah, stating the obvious here) that there ought to be a "hockey player's bible" book of sorts, that just contains all the various subtleties and things that one might not have learned. For example, I'm 33 years old, playing in a men's league, didn't get the benefit of awesome and prolonged coaching growing up - I would love a book that just lays it all out there, skating, playmaking, forechecking, training, shooting, stickhandling - everything you need to know and more.

Does such a book or book/video combo exist?
As far as I'm concerned, you can't possibly go wrong by starting with The Hockey Handbook and The Complete Guide to Total Fitness by Lloyd Percival. Some of the stuff might be slightly outdated (I think they've tried to make in more current in the most recent edition), but even so, you simply cannot find a more comprehensive and easy to read book on the subjects you just mentioned.

I highly recommend it.

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