Becoming a good goal scorer?
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01-20-2011, 11:25 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Orland Park, IL
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This year, I feel confident when I get the puck that I can carry it up ice with speed, get into a good scoring area, and I changed my shot over the summer so it's got a much quicker release to it by using no-windup snapshots instead of big wrist shots. I don't even aim, I just fire it at the net. Subconsciously, I'm trying to pick corners or find open net, but mostly just quick release.
I think a huge key in your post here is getting that shot off quick. The easiest shot to learn is the big sweeping wrist shot. Most beginners use this shot the most (I'm guilty of this as well) b/c it is easy and sometimes the only way for a beginner to develop any kind of power on their shot. The problem with this shot is that it gives the D and the goalie a lot of time to set up for it. Those couple of seconds you take to set up a wrist shot gives the D time to get in your shooting lane and the goalie time to react. I did not realize this until I was on the bench and saw it happening to my dmen who were taking wrist shot instead of slappers and the D was blocking them all with ease.
Since seeing that I have been working on slappers with my dmen and I have been working on improving my snap shot as well. IMO a quick snap shot with less power will score more often than a powerful wrist shot.
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