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08-10-2006, 09:35 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
hitting is all about angling.you close off a players skating room and rub him out.when you are being hit if you snug tight to the boards and catch the check[absorb it with your stick and gloves low] you'll be better off.if you get in a scary position i believe you pull your head up to the sky and do not tuck it to your chest.open ice hits are very rare,cause injuries and are being phased out of the game.
to get better at this,pivoting and lateral movement drills are very good as well as controlled contact drills.but dont go by what i say,get a hitting instructional video or bring in a hitting instructor for a clinic.
a shifty unpredictable ,quick player that sees the ice well is rarely hit.
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