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Posts posted by Amazinmets73

  1. On 6/11/2022 at 5:42 PM, caveman27 said:

    In this video, blue 19 (which I guess is you) is hanging out way too far ahead of the play. From 0:03 to 0:21, you are doing circles all around the neutral zone. You are making it hard for your team mates to head man it to you because you are too far away. From a puck carrier's perspective in their own zone, they have to pass it up through a lot of traffic and that gives the opposing team's defensemen a lot of time to read a pass going to you because of the distance. You are forcing your defenseman (or center) to bank it up the sides of the boards hard or make a very hard pass up the middle which can turn into an icing if you miss the pass. The three zone passes you see in the NHL are pretty rare. Most wingers will hang out in their zone when breaking out. Depending on skill level of the puck carrier, they might pass it up to you when you are hanging out between the center line and your blue line. But if that doesn't materialize, don't keep on going farther up. Skate back down into your zone and make yourself open for a pass.

    At 0:49, not sure why white 00 didn't get a penalty call. You had not made contact with the puck and were hit from behind.

    Thank you, that makes sense. I'm a D but sometimes play forward. I do struggle with the positioning. 

  2. On 5/14/2022 at 2:28 AM, shoot_the_goalie said:

    Always awesome to see this thread pop back up here and there.  What a great thread this has and will be.

    Great work and progression as always Trey!  Your progress and dedication has been nothing short of incredible.  Keep it up!

    To nitpick, since I'm sure you'll take the advice in stride and improve on it in the next video you post, rotate that top hand more when stick handling.  It'll allow you to be smoother with the puck.  You'll know you're doing it enough when the stick handling becomes much quieter.

    Also, ever think about going to a hollow with a little more bite, maybe 1"? (I think you said you're doing 1 1/4" in your bio video). I think it would help you hold your inside edges on your turns a bit more, allowing you to make even sharper turns.

    But again, that's nitpicking.  You're doing great.  Keep it up!

    I know I need to work on the top hand rotation. Thanks so much; I need consistent reminders. 


    Yes, I was actually planning that. I'm going to sharpen this week and try a 1" or possibly 7/8"

  3. On 11/1/2021 at 12:45 AM, MyBoxersSayJoe said:

    I was so excited to see this thread pop up!

    Damn, probably better on one leg than I am at this point!  Once you're comfortable with it, see if you can keep the planted leg's knee bent a little more, so you can pump and control more with that leg than your lifted leg.  Awesome that you're working on these finer skills.

    Outside edge stops look incredibly smooth and fluid.  Your step over following it is nice and smooth.

    Hope you're doing well and please keep posting updates! Six years into this venture how do you feel about it?  Are you still loving it?

    Sorry I missed this! Yes, I still love it! The 8 month forced layoff due to covid was just awful.  

  4. I have a pair of C width pro stock Bauer Vapor APX2s. There is a considerable deal of negative space between the med arch and med met which causes pain. I'm looking for a pair of thick, highly malleable insoles (don't have to be hockey specific) which would decrease the negative space and alleviate the pain. 

  5. On 10/24/2021 at 3:16 PM, OldCY said:

    I didn’t find any. The only thing I found that was helpful was to take blue painters tape, apply to area of skate that you want covered and trace it. Lift the tape off and put it on some cardboard and then cut it out. That becomes your template. Trace the template onto the kydex and use the rotary tool to make the initial cut.  Use a sanding bit to smooth out the edges then bake in the toaster oven 250F for about 4-5 mins. Take it out right away and shape it to the area on the skate you are covering. Should be obvious but wear heat resistant gloves.  I just used a pair I use for cooking they were fine. Double check the edges to see if they are smooth enough to your liking and then use double sided tape to affix. Good to go and you saved some dough!

    The problem with this is you can't remove the kydex if you want to sell the skates! 

  6. 15 hours ago, MyBoxersSayJoe said:

    @Amazinmets73 Looks great!  And something I'm totally guilty of and not even just on jump backs, is not shifting the weight to the inside leg and loading up for the first crossover.  For the most part you're nailing it, there are a few times where you're not putting as much weight or pressure to the inside leg on the jump back and you're having the outside leg, which is extended for the stop, do all or most of the work.

    You're going such a great job with the smooth crossovers in the second video.  Nice and level, no bobbing.  Fantastic.

    Seriously, keep up the great work.  Have you been playing in pick up or any game situations at this point?

    Yes! Haven't played any league games since moving to Minnesota but I've played a lot of pick-up. Was playing in a league back in CT. Played with varying skill levels. Best player I've played with/against is currently in the AHL. His skills blew me away

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  7. On 3/8/2020 at 10:55 PM, shoot_the_goalie said:

    God, I love this thread Amazin'.  You have really shown the MSH community what one can do when someone who clearly loves the game, put their heart and mind into it.  And to your credit and to the MSH communities' credit too, people have given you great advice and feedback, and you've just taken off with it...  kudos.

    Thanks so much! So far as I'm concerned I'm just getting going 😉

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