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01-23-2013, 03:46 PM
TS Quint
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Originally Posted by torero View Post
I observed that often, players coming from Switzerland (i didn't observe nor know the others) needed time to adjust about shots.

Smaller ice = less time you need to shoot faster.
not being a hockey player, just a hockey lover ... i still guess that it influences the quality of the shot.
Most loose efficiency upfront in the sniping for exemple. The speed of adjustment would be obviously on an individual basis. Josi, playing with the preds (replacing now Suter) as a D, lost definitely precision hence effectiveness in his shots the first year.

my 2cts non player opinion
This is what I saw as well. He is so slow to shoot. His wrister is hard as anyone's but the stop the puck, pull it way back and fire isn't going to work in the NHL. It gives the goaltender too much time to get set. As you said you can get away with that in Switzerland but if you let an NHL goaltender get set you won't have a thing to shoot at. That being said hopefully he can make adjustments and make it work.

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