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03-18-2012, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by poetryinmotion View Post
Again, what the hell is choppy skating and why are we calling Emelin a fluid skater to put down Subban's skating ability. What is this nonsense all of a sudden.
Compare the differences in "efficiency" or "economy" of stride. Subban has a fairly long, high kick to his stride, and looks like he starts off pounding each stride into the ice sometimes with how high he pulls his knees up in front of him, too. Emelin, imo, looks like he has a more fluid stride that keeps his edges on the ice longer (ironically, like figure skating, lol), looks like it uses less energy, but doesn't move him as quickly - either at top speed or when changing direction.

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