I lost my coach's trust
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01-18-2014, 11:02 AM
Join Date: May 2013
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I can override my fear of the puck if I know the point man will shoot low, but some of our defensemen are careless with the puck. We had a game on Tuesday, and when I fed a one timer to one of our guys, he unleashed a wicked bomb 6" in the air. I could hear our assistant coach yelling at him from the bench
. I'll start blocking shots defensively to get used to the puck hitting me.
What are your pads like? I only ask because I play in a league with some former AAA and junior players, and I'll step in front of a shot and dig in at the net. Yeah, a bad placement can hurt, but if I get hit anywhere waist down I don't usually feel it. My stomach and arms can take a beating sometimes though.
There's also a video of an NHL player working on his snapshot quick release off his inside foot and it really stepped up his game. I'll see if I can find it.
EDIT: THE LINKED VIDEO ABOVE IS THE ONE I WAS TALKING ABOUT. I'M A DUMMY.
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