Thursday, February 4, 2010
Stick length and rolling the wrists
I just watched this video while muching on some lunch. Putting aside the fact that the video looks ancient, I have two questions for the faithful readers of Puck Boy -- all of whom I assume know much more about hockey than I do:
1. Is it really true the stick should not come over the chin? I've been told that it shouldn't come over the nose and my stick is cut that way. There are often times, particularly when I'm shooting, that the stick feels a little on the long side.
2. Is the coach in the video correct about the straight elbow being the key to rolling the wrists? I was just out in the driveway earlier -- taking a "break" from work, you know -- slapping the puck around and as usual noticed that my wrists are very stiff. I have long assumed that's a bad thing, but have had difficulty making an ajustment.
Please feel free to comment. Puck Boy's ego is still reeling from his rather poor performance during last night's scrimmage, so it's time to look forward and get better. Like now.