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08-29-2006, 04:13 PM
Mr Jiggyfly
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Originally Posted by Le Golie View Post
I'm a goalie, but I am a good puck handler and I play shinny as a forward a lot so my hands are pretty good. So let me offer something completely different than what everyone else is saying, I hope it works....

Start thinking about it differently. Kids are taught to knock the puck back and forth and that is stickhandling. That's fine and all, but really it's deeper than than.
Alot of newer/novice players make a huge mistake when stickhandling, by knocking the puck back and forth like you say.

A little trick I learned when I was younger was to tilt my blade at an angle, so that when the puck is on the back of my blade, sometimes I almost lay the blade flat on the puck.

This allows you to really control the puck and pull it in towards my skates if I have to.

I can drag the puck in different directions this way, and it really cuts down on the movements I have to make.

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