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#1 StevenStamkos

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:26 PM

Chris Tanev is working to bring a shooting mentality to his game. The 22-year-old, who is a sound defender and good passer, is entering the final year of his entry-level contract. He only has three assists in 64 games, but led all NCAA rookie defenseman with 28 in 41 games in 2009-10, so there is some offensive potential. Tanev has always been a "pass-first, shoot-never" blueliner, but this offseason he's working to improve his shot and change his mindset. "I'm always looking to pass first and sometimes if you're looking to pass and nothing is there, by the time you want to shoot there's no lane there," said Tanev. "There's definitely a lot of reinforcement from myself and the people around me to shoot the puck once in a while. When guys know you're going to shoot it, usually that's when the passing lanes will open up. It's something I have to get better at and I'll definitely be doing that more once camp starts."
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Great news! I love tanevs solid stay at home defensive style. He's a great passer who is never selfish. Now if he can make his shot more dangerous, he could potentially be a future top 2 defenseman. He's still young and has great potential!
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:31 PM

Not surprised at all Tanev is working on improving his shot. Tanev's slap shot is somewhat like a lot of players' wrist shot right now. There is lots of room for improvement but I do I think his offensive game will develop over the next couple of years.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:32 PM

As he should. Because he doesn't block many shots, he's definitely not physical or mean to play against. He has defensive poise and can skate fairly well, that's about it.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:36 PM

good.

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he needs this thing....i use it and it works quite well
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:39 PM

good.

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he needs this thing....i use it and it works quite well

What is it?
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:42 PM

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What is it?

it's a weight attached to a stick with a string.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:46 PM

I really liked tanev during the playoffs. He is great defensive player, one who takes the hit intelligently and passes the puck easily without any pressure. sometime players when they think going to get hit they back down little bit and turn over the puck but tanev is great in that sort of things. i am sure that he will improve next season in terms of pts.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:48 PM

And spend some time in the gym to bulk up!
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:48 PM

If he can improve his shot, it'd be great.

Cause at this point it's softer than a butterfly's kiss, and has worse aim than a drunk guy at a urinal.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:56 PM

What is it?

it's a weight attached to a stick with a string.


bingo.

its a device where try and roll up the weight to the stick...you use it to strengthen your wrists for a better shot

its what sakic used

i really recommend it, you see results instantly

just a few curls here and there while you are watching tv or whatever and you will be that much more dangerous on the ice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WAgtmXgQ-g

Edited by billabong, 14 August 2012 - 02:57 PM.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

it's a weight attached to a stick with a string.


No kidding. I think what he was asking was "How does that in any way relate to improving your slapshot"?

And the above poster explained it now, and that actually makes a lot of sense. :)

Edited by Raiun, 14 August 2012 - 02:58 PM.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

bingo.

its a device where try and roll up the weight to the stick...you use it to strengthen your wrists for a better shot

its what sakic used

i really recommend it, you see results instantly

just a few curls here and there while you are watching tv or whatever and you will be that much more dangerous on the ice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WAgtmXgQ-g

I think I might look into that. Looks incredibly useful.
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In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs

Gaudreau has one NHL goal whereas all your "prized" prospects have none.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:41 PM

Totally is, I thought I had invented one of those last year, helped a lot you can really feel it using your forearms. I hope Tanev can become a more soild dman, though I only see him being a 3rd liner. We're pretty stacked with defense.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:44 PM

Outside of his 10 goals in 41 games at RIT he has put up terrible goal scoring numbers. Between the NHL/AHL he has 2 goals in 151 games. In junior 'A' he scored 6 goals in 139 games.

I don't think he will ever be a 10 goal, 40 point guy but 4 goals 25 points would be nice. Despite being an awesome positional defenseman I think his lack of physicality will hold him back from being an elite stay at home guy and his lack of offensive ability will hold him back from being a top 2.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:02 PM

Nowhere to go but up in that regard.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:10 PM

man he has had so many chances turn to %#% do to his terrible shot

glad hes working on it
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:33 PM

Tanev shoot??

I'll believe it when I see it.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:00 PM

If John Scott can score a goal, then so can Tanev.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:37 PM

If John Scott can score a goal, then so can Tanev.


If Scotty Gomez can score a goal, so can tanev
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:47 PM

No kidding. I think what he was asking was "How does that in any way relate to improving your slapshot"?

And the above poster explained it now, and that actually makes a lot of sense. :)


I can't see it improving a slap shot. Wrist shot yes.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:30 PM

I think I might look into that. Looks incredibly useful.


Careful you might rip your ...... off
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

Let's hope he can score a goal now. That'd be nice.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:10 PM

bingo.

its a device where try and roll up the weight to the stick...you use it to strengthen your wrists for a better shot

its what sakic used

i really recommend it, you see results instantly

just a few curls here and there while you are watching tv or whatever and you will be that much more dangerous on the ice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WAgtmXgQ-g


Guys, I am pretty sure the guy knows what exercises to do given he's in the NHL. His shot (like all players can always improve) but he likely has a backhand harder than most people can shoot on here.

The issue with shots is as he said, its about having the mentality to do it, its about timing and getting it off. If you wait, and look to pass first, often you're rushed, if you have no passing lanes. Its about knowing when to shoot and when to pass and having a balanced mentality in your head, ie take whats given to you vs, I am going to shoot (a la Kesler) or I am going to pass (a la Tanev) and then being f'd if you can't.

Tanev I am sure has a decent shot, yes that can be improved, but the majority of the issue is simply in his approach/mind.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:33 PM

it's a weight attached to a stick with a string.


That was rude and not even remotely funny.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:36 PM

Good for him, whatever can make him more unpredictable.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:38 PM

That was rude and not even remotely funny.


good thing you're here to put him in line.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:40 PM

good thing you're here to put him in line.


as it is that you are here for me ;)
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:40 PM

Cmon Chris go out there and put the biscuit in the basket!
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:51 PM

good.

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This is a wicked work out tool, been used in the tough man competitions for a long time to test the worlds strongest
he needs this thing....i use it and it works quite well


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:42 PM

Guys, I am pretty sure the guy knows what exercises to do given he's in the NHL. His shot (like all players can always improve) but he likely has a backhand harder than most people can shoot on here.

The issue with shots is as he said, its about having the mentality to do it, its about timing and getting it off. If you wait, and look to pass first, often you're rushed, if you have no passing lanes. Its about knowing when to shoot and when to pass and having a balanced mentality in your head, ie take whats given to you vs, I am going to shoot (a la Kesler) or I am going to pass (a la Tanev) and then being f'd if you can't.

Tanev I am sure has a decent shot, yes that can be improved, but the majority of the issue is simply in his approach/mind.


Good point. You don't always need a 100mph bar down slapper. Sometimes you just gotta shoot the damn puck and get it on net. With traffic in front, you never know what could happen.
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