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03-27-2009, 01:53 PM
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stop to your left, stop to your right

I've discovered that when me and the other half say "stop to my left" we mean totally the opposite.

When I say "I stop to my left", I mean I skate along, turn clockwise 90 degrees so that I stop with my left foot in front. However the other half turns ANTICLOCKWISE.

So is there an actual generic right/wrong here? It'd be different if I said "stop so you're facing left", but now I don't know! Or how about if I said "stop to your left side" - I could take that both ways!

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It depends on the situation and where you are at.

General rule of thumb my daddy tought me is that you need to stop so that while in the offensive zone you are facing goal, and in the defensive zone you stop so that you are facing the puck. There are a couple exceptions but thats what I was tought and got implanted into my brain.

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I've discovered that when me and the other half say "stop to my left" we mean totally the opposite.

When I say "I stop to my left", I mean I skate along, turn clockwise 90 degrees so that I stop with my left foot in front. However the other half turns ANTICLOCKWISE.

So is there an actual generic right/wrong here? It'd be different if I said "stop so you're facing left", but now I don't know! Or how about if I said "stop to your left side" - I could take that both ways!
I'm one of those.

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I've discovered that when me and the other half say "stop to my left" we mean totally the opposite.

When I say "I stop to my left", I mean I skate along, turn clockwise 90 degrees so that I stop with my left foot in front. However the other half turns ANTICLOCKWISE.

So is there an actual generic right/wrong here? It'd be different if I said "stop so you're facing left", but now I don't know! Or how about if I said "stop to your left side" - I could take that both ways!
That's what I mean when I say it. I guess my rationale is that more/most of the stopping is done with my foot on the inside edge (in this case, the left foot). But it definitely gets confusing.

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When anyone says "stop right" I assume it to mean stopping with the right foot forward (thus turning left)

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I guess we need to yell "stop anti-clockwise!" to avoid any confusion.

Funny, I've never had any problem with this, but get messed up with "right (or left) crossovers" - is it a crossover when turning right or your right foot crossing over your left, which would be a left turn.

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I've discovered that when me and the other half say "stop to my left" we mean totally the opposite.

When I say "I stop to my left", I mean I skate along, turn clockwise 90 degrees so that I stop with my left foot in front. However the other half turns ANTICLOCKWISE.

So is there an actual generic right/wrong here? It'd be different if I said "stop so you're facing left", but now I don't know! Or how about if I said "stop to your left side" - I could take that both ways!

Well, as a coach, when we say stop to the right, this means that when you stop to the right you have turned to the right and you are facing the right. If we say stop to the left, it means stop facing the left. As in right hand, left hand...right stop, left stop...get it!

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as a player I only stop to not hit the boards or the goalie other then that I keep my legs moving. I just stop which ever way won't get me hurt.

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I guess we need to yell "stop anti-clockwise!" to avoid any confusion.

Funny, I've never had any problem with this, but get messed up with "right (or left) crossovers" - is it a crossover when turning right or your right foot crossing over your left, which would be a left turn.

Lol. Right foot crossing over Left foot = Right Crossover for me. Again, its a foot rule for me more, rather than a direction. I can't remember now, but years ago when I did skate school, I think that's what they called it, so maybe that's where I picked it up. Not sure.

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as a player I only stop to not hit the boards or the goalie other then that I keep my legs moving. I just stop which ever way won't get me hurt.
You never take it into the zone and pull up by the top of the faceoff circle or anything like that?

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You never take it into the zone and pull up by the top of the faceoff circle or anything like that?
I'm falling in love with the stop and pop closer to the net or stop and circle around just inside the blue line...

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You never take it into the zone and pull up by the top of the faceoff circle or anything like that?
No not really, mostly if im bringing it in either looking to dish to a streaker or carry for a little dangle. If options arnt open, then i dump or glide for an opening. If im not carrying it, tend to glide to keep the d moving and it gets me into the boards to work the puck a step faster. Dont get me wrong, its not like i NEVER stop, i just perfer to keep the legs moving as much as possible. Could be im just lazy and dont want to dead stop accelerate.

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