Are the fastest NHL skaters really all that fast?
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11-20-2012, 06:30 PM
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I'm going to take down the video.
My point was very simple and was not well received.
I suspect that some day, one of you guys will dupicate this test and come back and say "Hey, there are kids that can compete in the NHL straight-line skating competition".
That was my simple point.
So if kids can ring up these numbers, then the NHL skills speed skating test is not very impressive. The NHL competition, as it is now designed, does not showcase the NHLer's true skating skills.
Also, the next time I'm at this rink, I will confirm that the face-off-dot to face-off-dot distance is consistant with an NHL rink (should be 132 feet)... but still, I doubt that even that would satisfy some of you.
Oh well, it was a lively discussion... while it lasted.
If you're video is actually accurate (which like others I'm not sold on) then perhaps an alternate conclusion can be made that rather than implying an NHL'ers straightaway speed is a common skill it suggests being small and light gives you an overall edge in skating?
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