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01-15-2013, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by krazyhawk View Post
It is when you're the size of Gaudreau.Bigger players can get away with mediocre skating not so with little guys.And if you dont know this then you're the one who knows nothing about hockey.It is not the only factor,but it is a major one.The one thing all little guys have in common in the NHL is the ability to skate and skate well.Without it they don't last very long.
Well luckily Gaudreau's not a mediocre skater, and his shifty style is perfect for avoiding bigger players. This poster is perpetuating a myth that Gaudrea is a bad skater, just because he doesn't have explosive acceleration.With his agility and top end speed he's a very good skater. And his speed will improve in time; skating's one of the surest thing to improve when you work at it.

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