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05-03-2012, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Dump and Chase View Post
Do you need to be in the top 1 percentile in genetically ingrained pattern recognition skills to play in the NHL? I suggest the answer to this would be No!

Do you need to be "elite" in a genetic pre-disposition for spatial recognition to play in the NHL? NO!



We can all agree that having these predispositions will make it easier for an individual to exhibit good "hockey sense". Hopefully we can also agree that these skills can be learned by the average individual as well. Hell...let me prove it!!



NHL hockey players on average are very much defined by their month of birth. IF you don't believe me, go read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Since it is a proven fact that most NHL'ers are born in the first quarter of the year we can easily rule genetic predispositions out of the equation. Unless...you can provide proof that people who carry dominant genes in pattern recognition and spatial relation do most of their conceiving in the months of May, June and July


Can pretty much anyone learn to have better hockey sense? Yes!
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