Are the fastest NHL skaters really all that fast?
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12-03-2012, 03:40 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
I didnt watch the video but it is possible for some kids to be close to average NHL speed but not the fastest guys. And not even average. And when I say kids I mean 16-17 year olds. I know this because I used to be one of these kids. Im 25 years old now. But at 16 years old I was at a camp and Barry Smith was there. I believe he was the coach or assistant for the Red Wings. But anyways we used the same style of course he said he used for his players. I cant remember the exact numbers but for the course he used I believe he said the average of his players was 14.7 seconds, and the fastest were around 14.1. I did my course in 15.0 seconds. Now im not trying to pump my tires, I wasnt the biggest and didnt have the best hands or the best hockey IQ. But I had many scouts tell me that I was one of the fastest hockey players they had seen. I also won fastest skater at a moose jaw warriors WHL camp. (didnt make it haha)
So really no kids are any where near the fastest skaters in the NHL. I was one of the fastest kids at 16 years old in western Canada and I was almost a second slower than the fastest guys on the Detroit Red Wings. And who knows those guys might not have been even the fastest compared to others in the NHL.
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