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03-28-2012, 10:46 PM
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CantbeatzPekka
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Originally Posted by wadesworld View Post
One thing I've been wondering about.

Our team seems to consistently have issues with crisp passing, fanned passes, missed passes, fanned one-timers, fanned clears, etc.

I'm sure hockey players are taught to keep their head up, so they can focus on their target, make sure there's a shooting lane, and not get drilled by a defender. However, it's made me wonder if they're not focusing on it a bit too much. Like other sports, wouldn't the right thing be to look the puck onto your stick, and then look up?

I realize they're professsional hockey players and some will probably make disparaging remarks that I'd wonder such a thing. But, as I watch us miss and miss, I can't help wondering.

Anyone else ever wondered if we're not looking at the puck enough?
not IMO, your supposed to look at surroundings, find either an outlet pass or space to move too, then when you grab the puck your already 1 step ahead. I see suter do it all the time along with plenty others. its how players see what theyre gunna do before they get the puck. It is always the right choice IMO. not all of our players can make radulov no look passes....to coin peter and terrys favorite saying, keep your head on a swivel. i know some of you think its cheesey but its the most basic hockey sense. Halischuk is one of the better at it IMO.

EDIT: also another HUGE reason to look before you go is thats how you save yourself from getting kronwall'd...

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