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08-24-2010, 04:06 PM
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Great topic.

I've always been a shoot-first guy, but after reading some of Dryden's "The Game", I'm starting to wonder.

He talks about Bob Gainey not having the tools to be a scorer...he had really good N-S speed and a good low, hard shot, but he never scored because he didn't have the ability to get into scoring areas and instead would take perimeter shots.

Somehow that got me thinking about whether or not I actually am a scorer. I take a lot of shots, but don't score that often. When I moved back to defense, I put up a lot more points.

I still don't see the ice that way, especially on 2-on-1's and what not. I'm good at drawing players towards me and then moving the puck, but I have a lot of work to do on my accuracy (especially reading where players are going and just switching to the Drury curve).

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