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05-03-2010, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by DubiSnacks17 View Post
Practice stickhandling a lot. It's the only way.
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Originally Posted by donGjohnson View Post
Work on skating with the puck out in front of you more, that'll help a lot.
This, plus Hockeyfan's comment pretty much sum it up. You need to be confident enough in your stickhandling to not look down.

Just remember that heads up doesn't mean heads up *all* the time. Every now and then you'll need to glance down at the puck... even the pros do it if they bobble it, or if it gets poked away a little bit. You just have to be aware of your surroundings and know when NOT to put your head down. The last thing you want to do is join the Eric Lindros School of Skating over the Blue Line with your Head Down.

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