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01-24-2013, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Isle Junkie View Post
Hamonic has quickly become my favorite non marginally talented Islander. I'd love to see him get back to hitting the net with his shot more often. When he was a rookie he always hit the net with his hard shot, I don't know what happened last year.
He hit the net a lot his rookie year because he gripped and ripped. No thinking involved. Get the puck and put it on net.

Last season he hesitated too long, often double clutching which let defenders get in the shooting lane. He has A LOT of his shots blocked that way. He's also learning a new skill called a 'Wrist Shot' which should help get the puck off the blade quicker.

In the NHL its all about quick decisions and it's sometimes easy as a rookie because you're rushing a lot in order to not make a mistake with the puck - that just happened to work well with today's NHL. Sophomore season he started using his head a little more, but unfortunately a little too much. Grip and Rip.

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