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03-16-2007, 08:53 AM
Mr Jiggyfly
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The best thing he can work on is his snap shot... it will allow him to shoot and pass much faster.

Wrist shots take too much time and most people don't understand how to properly transfer their weight, when taking one.

Tell your son to watch Crosby. All he takes is snap shots... as do most goal scorers in the NHL. I don't think I have seen Crosby ever take a wrist shot.

You can get a snap shot off anywhere... in traffic... from the halfboards...faceoff circle..etc...and it only takes a split second to release it - which is key to scoring goals.

The other advantage is using a snap shot to make hard, accuarate, saucer passes - a majority of NHL players "snap" the puck when they pass... they don't use a wrist shot to pass.

If your son practices his snap shot over and over, it will become second nature to him... he will use it in all situations, passing and shooting.

Aside from skating - this is one of the most important skills he should learn.

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