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01-06-2006, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by cortfr
why is stickhandling between chair legs beneficial again? Why isnt it beneficial to have the stick over the puck when stickhandling?
If I had to guess I'd say it's because there are a lot of situations in games where you can't have the stick over the puck, and you want to be comfortable with that. For example, if you're digging the puck out of a corner scrum, or a scramble in front of the goal, you may need to reach between/under players' legs.

Another example would be stickhandling farther from your body (which can help you grab an errant pass, protect the puck, etc), when you just don't have the positioning or arm reach to get the stick over the puck.

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