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05-19-2006, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Joe Cole
Watch a figure skater, then watch a hockey player. The differences in basic technique are obvious.
Absolutely. The point is that figure skating emphasizes a couple of skills (balance and edge control, among other things) that just playing hockey doesn't emphasize as much, but from which a hockey player can definitely benefit.

It's like lifting weights; you're not ever (in a hockey game) going to actually be doing bicep curls or squats, but those exercises strengthen muscles that will have an effect in your hockey game nonetheless.

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