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10-30-2010, 07:02 PM
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As surprising as it is to say, because most of the time he has nothing interesting to say, the most valuable tidbit in that segment was offered by P.J. Stock. He talked about how when a player doesn't have the puck, or is not directly engaged with the player who doesn't have the puck, he should always be angling rather than skating in a straight line.

That's a great point, and something that a lot of players don't do because they don't understand it or can't do because they aren't properly conditioned. When you skate jn angles, your generating power from your edges, and should you then get the puck suddenly, or should an opposing player near you suddenly find themselves with the puck, you have that much more momentum to help get to top speed.

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