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05-09-2012, 08:09 PM
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Does tucking your jersey make a difference?

Goalie here, it was brought up in the Caps-Rangers thread that Ovi isn't tucking his jersey for tonights game.

So I ask all you players does tucking your jersey into your shorts make any difference at all? Or is it just "to look cool" ?

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05-09-2012, 08:54 PM
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Unless you have players physically pulling on the tail of your jersey, then no.

It's all style and looks.

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I thought that leaving your jersey out can look "cool" if you skate fast. I always marvel at the people who skate so fast that their jersey flaps behind them like a flag.

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From what I've seen, most jersey tucks are due to the jersey just being a little on the small side and riding up on the pants when the player bends over.

In those cases, it's not about looks or function. It's just something that happens without the player noticing.

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From what I've seen, most jersey tucks are due to the jersey just being a little on the small side and riding up on the pants when the player bends over.

In those cases, it's not about looks or function. It's just something that happens without the player noticing.
There are certain guys that always have them tucked though, Like Ovechkin and Anisimov just to name 2

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Only if your jersey is so big and baggy that it snags on your stick. Otherwise it's just looks.

I'm sure Ovi changed the tuck as a superstitious thing, like changing his play (more defensive) or changing his luck.

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There are certain guys that always have them tucked though, Like Ovechkin and Anisimov just to name 2
Talking beer leagues here.

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I believe Gagne tucks his in, too sometimes.

I'd guess that it feels more 'streamlined' when skating to some.

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There is no performance gain one way or the other unless your jersey is just so big that it gets in the way.

In many cases, as said, its just something that happens. When I wore pants instead of a girdle, the back protection would often just catch my jersey and end up tucking in. I hated it, but it just happened.

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Gretzky used to tuck one half of his jersey. The legend is that because he was skinny with long arms, he would have to go up a size or two for his sweater, which would lead to the whole thing being way too long. It would get caught up in his gloves, stick, etc. So he started tucking one side in to keep it out of the way.

Therefore, it logically follows that anyone who starts tucking in half their sweater will score over 200 points in an NHL season. If you want to "only" win a bit of hardware like Ovie, do the full tuck. If you just want to be average, leave it untucked.

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Yeah, but first you have to win five games as a goalie.

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My jersey was too big, so I tucked it in. No other reason.

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so pants have a freaking flap that pushes out in the front so i tuck my jersey in the front so it doesnt look like im deformed lol

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I'm tall and skinny so I feel like my jersey looks like a dress if I don't tuck it in. Only reason.

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Gretzky used to tuck one half of his jersey. The legend is that because he was skinny with long arms, he would have to go up a size or two for his sweater, which would lead to the whole thing being way too long. It would get caught up in his gloves, stick, etc. So he started tucking one side in to keep it out of the way.

Therefore, it logically follows that anyone who starts tucking in half their sweater will score over 200 points in an NHL season. If you want to "only" win a bit of hardware like Ovie, do the full tuck. If you just want to be average, leave it untucked.
actually the gretzky story is that he was too young to play for a certain aged team, and he was like 2 years younger than anyone on the team. so he was a say 10 y/o kid playing on a 12 y/o and all the jerseys were for 12 y/o's. so the jersey was huge on him and he started tucking it in because it went to his knees. it just became his thing and he did it the rest of his career. I'm not sure of the ages but I did see him tell this story.

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No it doesn't make any difference. My jersey always tucks it self though. I think it feels rather good.

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Whenever my jersey starts tucking into my pants I know its time for me to drop a few pounds.

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I tuck my jersey in on the right side usually, its just a personal preference. Sometimes I will leave it untucked to get that flag flapping effect when Im skating fast

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Goalie here, it was brought up in the Caps-Rangers thread that Ovi isn't tucking his jersey for tonights game.

So I ask all you players does tucking your jersey into your shorts make any difference at all? Or is it just "to look cool" ?
I do it too look cool. I distracts people from how much I suck.

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It causes you to make the NHL, and have 50 goal seasons...duh

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The women's jerseys we were given for our team are huge around the hips but narrow up top. So I got one to fit my shoulders and just tuck in a side to avoid the skating-in-tent effect

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