Improve as a Playmaker or Keep Shooting?
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10-25-2012, 03:33 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Shooting less doesn't mean you have to automatically be a pass-first player. Make an effort to round out your game without forcing passes. As you get better, you'll be able to identify when you don't have a shooting option but have a player open to make the pass to.
I'm pretty much the opposite of you... I was always the guy who looked for the pass, regardless of whether or not I was in a shooting position. Hell, if someone yelled "SHOOT" at me I would almost instinctively pass it to him. My game improved a fair bit when I stopped trying to overpass the puck and started putting shots on net. I'm still not a shooter though... I almost always drive the net or go for the deke if I need to score. The only really good shot I have is my snapshot, which I can launch mid-stride around a defender.
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