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11-06-2016, 02:12 PM
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I'm right-handed and always played hockey as a righty shot. Guess I'm the exception?

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11-06-2016, 02:14 PM
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I'm right-handed and always played hockey as a righty shot. Guess I'm the exception?
It's possible if you learn to shoot "backwards" at a young age.

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11-06-2016, 02:15 PM
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Because right-handed people shoot left and left-handed people shoot right, and whoever invented hockey totally got it backwards.
That is simply wrong.

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11-06-2016, 02:17 PM
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I'm right-handed and always played hockey as a righty shot. Guess I'm the exception?
I'm the same. There are lots of exceptions. Only 10% of people are left-handed.

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11-06-2016, 02:17 PM
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85% of HF is going to be right-handed so this is a terrible sample.

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11-06-2016, 02:19 PM
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Europeans and Canadians tend to shoot left a lot more than U.S. born players. Nobody really knows why.

(Edit) and a little simple math: 89% of people are right handed and about 65-70% of NHL players shoot left regardless of what a thread/poll on HFB says.

A decent article on it: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ho...icle-1.2655568

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11-06-2016, 02:21 PM
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Not surprised by this. I am a righty/righty...and growing up in my neighborhood, most of the kids who were right-handed also shot righty...just like me.

I wonder if the right-handed/shoots lefty thing is more of a Canadian tradition.

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11-06-2016, 02:28 PM
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Europeans and Canadians tend to shoot left a lot more than U.S. born players. Nobody really knows why.

(Edit) and a little simple math: 89% of people are right handed and about 65-70% of NHL players shoot left regardless of what a thread/poll on HFB says.

A decent article on it: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ho...icle-1.2655568
That article is exactly the sort of insight I was looking for. Awesome find, thank you!

Sorry for the OT, can move these posts wherever if it's too far off, but have there been any prominent "switch-hitters" in hockey?

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11-06-2016, 02:30 PM
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85% of HF is going to be right-handed so this is a terrible sample.
It's not a terrible sample, you said rightys shoot left, when that clearly is enough of a sample size to show that only about 50% of rightys shoot left. It has nothing to do with HF boards or not.

And only 12% of the world is left handed, so I don't know what the problem is that 85% of that poll are rightys since its on HF?

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11-06-2016, 02:34 PM
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That article is exactly the sort of insight I was looking for. Awesome find, thank you!

Sorry for the OT, can move these posts wherever if it's too far off, but have there been any prominent "switch-hitters" in hockey?
Gordie Howe apparently used a straight blade and could shoot both ways.



I'm kind of surprised we don't see some centermen switch handedness for a faceoff on their wrong side.

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11-06-2016, 02:39 PM
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I've played hockey for many years and I think the beer league #'s are about the same as the NHL - 2/3 of the people that play shoot left for whatever reason.

Also, 65-70% of all hockey sticks sold worldwide are LH sticks. 90% of people are right handed.

This article from 2010 (and others that I've seen) show U.S. players are more likely to shoot right than European/Canadian players. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/16/sp...s/16lefty.html

It's interesting. FWIW, I shoot left in golf, too, despite being RH.

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11-06-2016, 03:03 PM
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In Canada and Europe the dominant hand stays on top.

Bergeron is a true lefty, Babcock loves that in his line up.

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11-06-2016, 05:23 PM
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Righty\righty here

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It's amazing so many people on here know how they shoot when I was told that 90% of HF DOESN'T EVEN WATCH THE GAME.

I'm right-handed and a lefty-shot, btw.

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Is it more important to watch the game or to PLAY the game?

I'm R/R

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11-06-2016, 06:07 PM
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I don't play hockey because I can't skate. That being said, when I am fencing, I use a righthanded grip, but when I do karate, I primarily use my left hand when doing weapons work. So I guess I can do either?

But since I don't play hockey, feel free to disregard my comments around HF in the future

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Both, as long as you've never seen a spreadsheet in your life.

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11-06-2016, 06:19 PM
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It's amazing so many people on here know how they shoot when I was told that 90% of HF DOESN'T EVEN WATCH THE GAME.

I'm right-handed and a lefty-shot, btw.
What game?

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11-06-2016, 06:29 PM
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I don't play hockey because I can't skate. That being said, when I am fencing, I use a righthanded grip, but when I do karate, I primarily use my left hand when doing weapons work. So I guess I can do either?

But since I don't play hockey, feel free to disregard my comments around HF in the future
Which is your draw hand when you bow hunt?

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11-06-2016, 06:31 PM
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Which is your draw hand when you bow hunt?
From the few times I've gone and done archery, my left-hand has been my draw hand.

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11-06-2016, 06:40 PM
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So much interesting insight into Brady Skjei. Thanks, guys!

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11-06-2016, 06:56 PM
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Getting back to Skjei. I was pretty down on him through preseason and camp but he keeps getting better and better. Very solid 5-6 huge bonus that he is exempt from expansion.

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11-06-2016, 07:42 PM
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In Canada and Europe the dominant hand stays on top.

Bergeron is a true lefty, Babcock loves that in his line up.
I am so surprised that no one seems to know this...

Why is everyone surprised about the it being heavily left handed shots over right?

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11-06-2016, 08:10 PM
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I am so surprised that no one seems to know this...

Why is everyone surprised about the it being heavily left handed shots over right?
I can possibly buy the more power argument with this method...but it really seems that accuracy would be affected having your dominant hand so much further from the puck.

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11-06-2016, 08:55 PM
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It gets tricky when you don't necessarily have a "dominant" hand. I write, cut, play paddle/racket sports and a few other things left-handed. I throw, bat, shoot, swing, kick and do most other things right-handed. I also shoot right-handed. And unlike most things where I have someone degree of ambidexterity, it feels awful to shoot left-handed. It's actually my feet and midsection that feel the most "wrong" when shooting lefty. My upper body feels okay.

I think there are quite a few things that go into determining which hand you shoot with. It's more than just your dominant hand, I think.

EDIT: My father shares almost the exact same incongruous hand use patterns as me. However, he shoots left in hockey--but right in golf. Go figure.

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