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12-01-2008, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by GoldenForum View Post
A small, but perhaps significant observation: if you watch Markov take a slapshot, PP or not, his windup is really long and (relatively) time-consuming. It gives the goalie and the opposing forwards and D that extra second to get in his shooting lane and block the shot. Obviously it's not the reason alone why our PP is suffering, but if someone could point it out to him he might cut his windup just a bit for the sake of getting the shot off a little more quickly.

A good illustration: watch on rds videos "Une bonne contribution des defenseurs"
I've noticed that of Kovalev too, his windup is long and tries more to slap it, instead of using his wrister as he used too. And even the one-timers, they don't try to fake the shot enough, one should fake a shot to pass instead, while the other one shoots, or passes it back and the other player might have more space.

Originally Posted by Fozz View Post
And yet, both Souray and Streit had extremely long wind ups for their slapshots...
But Streit didn't slap much perse. He used a quick slap for the one-timers, which is pretty useful and more accurate.

Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Markov should never be shooting from the point on PP to begin with anyways. But you don't necessarily need a quick release a la Joe Sakic. Lidstrom doesn't release it instantaneously either but he has great aim, something Markov doesn't seem to have for his shots.

He's the one that sets up the players with great passing and vision.
Thinking we should be making him shoot was as dumb an idea one could have.
Never understood what Carbo was thinking when he thought about magically changing the #1 PP in the NHL last year.
That was Jarvis, not Carbo.

Originally Posted by gohabsgo_11 View Post
Thats what she said
But she only said that to not make him cry.

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