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11-20-2012, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by S Bah View Post
It appears that there remains a serious weakness in the teaching of some of the prospects,that of skating coach.Ian Schultz,Avtsin,Pribyl,Naatinen and many more prospects aren't reaching their potentials without learning proper skating technique.All defencemen need good skating.Joe Sakic told Popeye Jones that good skating is imperative to being an NHL player.Why draft a player and not provide adequate coaching on a fundamental skill basic to becoming a good or great player.
How could the Habs help Avtsin, Pribyl and Nattinen with their skating when they were playing in Europe and had their own coaches there? Also the person who needs to work the hardest to get better is the player himself. Its not that expansive to take their own power skating course in the offseason.

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