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02-27-2012, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeymass View Post
No. Everyone's gotta get up for work in the morning. Stay on your feet.

Just skate faster.
This response triggers another question:

I learned hockey as an adult, but as a kid I grew up playing the typical American sports. In baseball, you're taught that sliding slows you down and should only be done as a controlled stop. In football, you're taught that you have a better chance of catching an overthrown pass if you keep running, and diving should only be done if the ball is headed toward the ground.

Does the same apply in hockey? Is it better to "skate through" on that play? I mean obviously there are times when you come from an angle that a sweep check will work, but I'm talking about when you're trailing the play by a stride or two. Seems like the forward would slow down as he approaches the net, giving you a window to try a stick-lift if you just keep your feet moving.

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