Is the ability to stay healthy a skill?
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01-21-2013, 04:41 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
I think it is in a way. We know that Lindros certainly didn't have the skill to stay healthy. Why? He skated miles with his head down and never learned to skate with his head up. Watch Gretzky. He always had his head up. Sakic did too. Mario. Malkin does also. Obviously we know Mario had the back injuries but that isn't here nor there because I am trying to make a point that it is an important skill to learn to skate with the puck on your stick with your head up and being aware of your surroundings.
I think Crosby has done some clumsy things on the ice to get hurt and he has yet to master the fine art of picking his spots. That's all part of a melting pot of being able to stay healthy.
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