HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Toronto Maple Leafs
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Leafs hire former figure skater Barbara Underhill as the team's new skating coach

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
06-13-2012, 06:04 PM
  #126
EverettMike
Registered User
 
EverettMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Everett, MA
Country: United States
Posts: 21,534
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christ View Post
I can see it now... Kessel on a breakaway, one-on-one with the goaltender, winds up and breaks into a triple axle!
Worked for the Asian kid in Mighty Ducks 2.

EverettMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-13-2012, 06:20 PM
  #127
EazyB97
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 27,943
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by EverettMike View Post
Robbie Ftorek, former Devils and Bruins coach, was (still is?) considered by some people to be the best skating hockey player to ever come out of Massachusetts.

He always credited it to starting off as a figure skater because it taught him how to use his edges better.

I'm a little jealous the Bruins haven't tried something like this. Always seemed like something that could only help. Nice move by Toronto. In a league where parity is a real issue any little edge (intended!) can be the difference on any night.
The Bruins had (still may have) Besa Tsintsadze as their skating instructor who was a figure skater as well. It's pretty common for Pro teams to offer a skating coach and many of those are from a figure skating background.

EazyB97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-13-2012, 06:34 PM
  #128
EverettMike
Registered User
 
EverettMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Everett, MA
Country: United States
Posts: 21,534
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by EazyB97 View Post
The Bruins had (still may have) Besa Tsintsadze as their skating instructor who was a figure skater as well. It's pretty common for Pro teams to offer a skating coach and many of those are from a figure skating background.
Just saw that name listed as a power skating coach.

Did not know he was a figure skater, thanks.

EverettMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-13-2012, 07:32 PM
  #129
Swervin81
Fire #CarlYOLO
 
Swervin81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 18,447
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by EverettMike View Post
Robbie Ftorek, former Devils and Bruins coach, was (still is?) considered by some people to be the best skating hockey player to ever come out of Massachusetts.
But can he throw a bench?

Swervin81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-13-2012, 08:14 PM
  #130
glucker
Registered User
 
glucker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: London, ON
Posts: 4,812
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Swervin81 View Post
But can he throw a bench?
Man, a guy from Massachusetts who grew up figure skating? High-school must've been rough.


Last edited by glucker: 06-13-2012 at 08:35 PM.
glucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-13-2012, 09:06 PM
  #131
Swervin81
Fire #CarlYOLO
 
Swervin81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 18,447
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by glucker View Post
Man, a guy from Massachusetts who grew up figure skating? High-school must've been rough.
Considering MA is a state that doesn't pump out figure skaters, I'd say fairly rough.

Swervin81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-20-2012, 07:19 PM
  #132
dougieg93
flip for filip
 
dougieg93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,007
vCash: 500
Felt this latest article from the star is worth a bump of this thread:

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/...ke-big-strides

Quote:
“She’s fantastic,” says Fraser, a defenceman. “She understands we’re all professional athletes. It doesn’t take us too long to pick things up. We’re here in the summertime because we want to learn.

“She’s very easy to talk to. A lot of her techniques, she’ll demonstrate and we’ll sit back and analyze and talk things over, and what works and what doesn’t. It’s very easy having a coach when you can break things down in such a way. It helps us move forward.”
Quote:
“I’ve played in the NHL with my skating abilities as they are,” said Fraser. “If I could just clean this up. Everyone has things to work on and mine is skating. If I could add certain aspects to my stride, it would add a whole other level to my game that I didn’t have before.”

dougieg93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.