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12-13-2012, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by ponder View Post
I think most people take snap shots more or less exclusively now. The interesting thing about this video isn't that he's advocating snap shots, it's that he's advocating shooting off the toe, with the puck drawn in close to the body, and with the heel of the blade off the ice. I know I was always taught to shoot from mid blade, this video advocates a different technique than what most of us have learned, which is what makes it interesting.
Diff situations obviously call for diff techniques which is why I found it interesting. Like most people, I was a heel to toe shooter but only if I had time to either sweep the puck back or skate a little ahead of the puck. It's good to see the toe technique for those times you need to bring the puck in closer to the body.

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