Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Slapshot time

Like pretty much everyone else I know who plays hockey, I'm kind of obsessed with trying to develop a slapshot that consistently looks like, actual hockey slapshot.

My shot at the moment is a bit of a mess. So I went searching in the great wide open spaces of YouTube and found the above video, which I thought was helpful and helped break down a slapshot into easy-to-digest pieces.

All this said, I often times find myself thinking it's nice to have a slapshot, but of the skills I need during a game, it's not high on the list. I rarely have the time to even line up a shot -- largely because I need to improve my skating, passing and stickhandling skills. And, to be honest, I've taken more backhand shots on goal than I have slapshots.

Still, one of these days, it would be nice to be able to do the real deal...


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