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05-13-2014, 07:57 PM
Eazy for Kuzy
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Originally Posted by rh71 View Post
Does shooting across the body to the opposite side (as a righty shoot to our left, goalie's right) simply mean the goalie has more TIME to react and it's a poorer choice?

Because obviously people have picked that left side coming diagonally across (shooter perspective) - also above the right pad and under the blocker is one of the best places to shoot on a goalie.

I personally thought since the goalie is moving to our right with us there is less to shoot at.
It's always harder to shoot far side, especially if you're on your on-wing, because you shoot across the body. The puck has to travel a greater distance, and you have a bad angle.
On the off-wing, I like to shoot off the wrong foot, with a quick snapper in the far side corner.
Here's a good example :

The "experts" will say that the goalie let in a soft goal, but it's not the case. As you can see in this video, Burmistrov pulls the puck in towards his body before releasing the shot. This changes the angle of the shot, and since the goalie was sliding towards the left post, he couldn't react in time. Changing the angle on a shot labeled for the far side corner is more effective if you're closer to the goal.
The leg kick looks cool too .

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