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05-10-2014, 11:12 AM
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In general a higher proportion of American hockey players play "right handed". I get the mechanics that explain why a right handed person should play hockey "left handed" but it's completely against everything in me after having grown up playing baseball. Even the idea that my dominant hand should be on the top of the stick for stickhandling purposes still doesn't jive with me personally.
As a righty, I batted as a lefty when I played baseball and if I played hockey I would shoot lefty as well.

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05-10-2014, 12:56 PM
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As a righty, I batted as a lefty when I played baseball and if I played hockey I would shoot lefty as well.
Yeah, I just don't see any way a person can learn baseball first and not hold a hockey stick with the same handedness that they hold a bat. How that relates to actual hand dominance is a bit trickier.

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05-10-2014, 01:23 PM
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I am right handed.

I shoot lefty in hockey, but play everything else righty (golf, baseball, etc.)

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I am right handed.

I shoot lefty in hockey, but play everything else righty (golf, baseball, etc.)
Which did you learn first though?

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Which did you learn first though?
I learned hockey before golf/baseball.

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I learned hockey before golf/baseball.
My theory is still intact.

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Right handed person here.

I started off playing hockey left handed as a young kid. The blade on my stick broke, so I started using my dad's right handed one.

20 years later I'm still playing right handed.

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On the topic of handedness, one thing that often goes unnoticed, or maybe just unmentioned, is how it ties into playing styles.

As discussed prior, Canadian hockey teaches you to use your dominate hand up top for better puck control and passing. Tying into this, when looking at the leagues best playmakers, they are almost always lefties.

Conversely, what I've noticed is that all the leagues most dominate shooters are, logically, righties. Having your dominant hand as your bottom hand clearly improves shooting. Ovechkin, Semin, Seguin, Perry, Giroux, Iginla, Stamkos, Hull, Sharp, Kessel, Carter. These are essentially all the big name shooters over the past decade or so that I can think of off the top of my head, all righties.

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Would be interesting to know which players are left handed.

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Would be interesting to know which players are left handed.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.h...ewName=summary

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http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.h...ewName=summary

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Maybe you are being sarcastic, but I think the question isn't whether they shoot left or right but whether they write left or right handed and how that compares with how they shoot.

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On the topic of handedness, one thing that often goes unnoticed, or maybe just unmentioned, is how it ties into playing styles.

As discussed prior, Canadian hockey teaches you to use your dominate hand up top for better puck control and passing. Tying into this, when looking at the leagues best playmakers, they are almost always lefties.

Conversely, what I've noticed is that all the leagues most dominate shooters are, logically, righties. Having your dominant hand as your bottom hand clearly improves shooting. Ovechkin, Semin, Seguin, Perry, Giroux, Iginla, Stamkos, Hull, Sharp, Kessel, Carter. These are essentially all the big name shooters over the past decade or so that I can think of off the top of my head, all righties.
Could be something to this. Would be nice to know if Getzlaf is a lefty.

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Believe when Benn and Seguin threw out the first pitch at a Rangers game, Benn threw with his left, Seguin with his right..So the Canadian 'use your dominant hand on the top of the stick thing' holds up with those guys.

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Believe when Benn and Seguin threw out the first pitch at a Rangers game, Benn threw with his left, Seguin with his right..So the Canadian 'use your dominant hand on the top of the stick thing' holds up with those guys.
Wouldn't that mean that they have their dominant hand as the lower hand?

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Believe when Benn and Seguin threw out the first pitch at a Rangers game, Benn threw with his left, Seguin with his right..So the Canadian 'use your dominant hand on the top of the stick thing' holds up with those guys.
Huh? That would mean the exact opposite.

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Didn't Benn start off as a baseball player before hockey? Thus in this case the whole bat to stick theory stays?

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If Benn throws lefty then that's perfect for my theory. He was one of the best lefty shooters I could think of, and hearing that he's left hand dominant makes perfect sense for his sick shot.

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Didn't Benn start off as a baseball player before hockey? Thus in this case the whole bat to stick theory stays?
Yes he did. Pretty sure I read that he didn't get "serious" about hockey until his teens but had been playing competitive baseball for a while.

A more pertinent question is what hat is Seguin wearing in that photo?

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05-13-2014, 02:15 PM
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Yes he did. Pretty sure I read that he didn't get "serious" about hockey until his teens but had been playing competitive baseball for a while.

A more pertinent question is what hat is Seguin wearing in that photo?
It's one of those alternative color hats. Black Rangers hat. Looked into this when it happened to make sure he didn't wear a NYY hat to the Rangers' practice.

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It's one of those alternative color hats. Black Rangers hat. Looked into this when it happened to make sure he didn't wear a NYY hat to the Rangers' practice.
I was more concerned about it being a dark blue Red Sox hat.

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05-13-2014, 03:25 PM
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I was more concerned about it being a dark blue Red Sox hat.
He was prob drunk when put the Rangers hat on by mistake.

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I'm no hitting coach but Benn looks pretty good swinging a bat. I wonder which came first, Benn playing (and by all accounts excelling at) baseball or his great hand/eye coordination.

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What's weird is that Benn always wears a Black Yankees hat. Even on his interviews while they were clearing out lockers, he was wearing one.

And he's like really good friends with Derek Holland haha

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