Hockey: How to Play Like the Pros (Hockey the NHL Way Series) [NOOK Book]

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How to Play the Complete Game —The NHL Way

Streak down-ice – skating, scoring, shutting down opponents, mastering power plays, and guarding the net like the pros with this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide for young hockey players.

Building on the award-winning popularity of Greystone’s Hockey the NHL Way books, "Hockey—How to Play Like the Pros" is an updated, ...
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Hockey: How to Play Like the Pros (Hockey the NHL Way Series)

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Overview

How to Play the Complete Game —The NHL Way

Streak down-ice – skating, scoring, shutting down opponents, mastering power plays, and guarding the net like the pros with this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide for young hockey players.

Building on the award-winning popularity of Greystone’s Hockey the NHL Way books, "Hockey—How to Play Like the Pros" is an updated, fast-paced look at how to play the complete game. Easy-to-follow analysis of the game’s core skills, personal NHL tips from the pros, full-color action photographs of NHL players in game situations, and clear, concise how-to instructions with step-by-step photos make this an eye-catching and eminently useful how-to manual for youngsters who want to play like their hockey heroes.

Skating, fitness, scoring secrets, defense, and goaltending – it’s all here in this indispensable, one-stop how-to manual for both players and coaches. Whether en route to a career in the NHL or skating for enjoyment, "Hockey—How to Play Like the Pros" will inspire any eight- to-12-year-old to have fun and improve his or her game.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926706405
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Series: Hockey the NHL Way Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 485,123
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Sean Rossiter’s hockey idol growing up was Glenn Hall, the original butterfly goaltender. Rossiter still plays the game, making every mistake he warns young players to avoid. He has played in international hockey tournaments in Santa Rosa, California, and Whistler, BC. Among his 18 books, 11 are about hockey, including eight Hockey the NHL Way instructional books (co-written with coach Paul Carson), a history of the Vancouver Canucks, and biographies of Dominik Hasek and Mario Lemieux. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Paul Carson is a sports administrator in the field of hockey development. Most recently, he chaired the Hockey Canada Coaching Committee and served as the Provincial Coaching Coordinator for the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association. He was also a contributing author and editor of the successful Hockey Canada Skill Development manual series. During the 1990s, Paul was an assistant coach of the UBC Thunderbirds for seven seasons. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.

Pat Quinn played defense for various NHL teams from 1963 to 1977. His coaching career began in 1977 with the Philadelphia Flyers, then the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks. Currently, Pat Quinn is Head Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
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NHL TIPS
"All that is going through my mind in a power-play faceoff is to try and move the puck back. The longer you have the puck on the power play, the better." MIKE MODANO

On breakaways, I’m thinking about who the shooter is. As he gets closer, I judge his speed and try to be as patient as I can. CURTIS JOSEPH

"If the penalty killers contract down to the net area, you can sneak in from the point. If some guy misreads the play and goes the wrong way, go to the net." DARRYL SYDOR

"Speed is a big part of my game. It allows me to get the puck in my opponents’ end. It also lets me get back into the play after a scoring chance and play defense." JEREMY ROENICK

"Stay out of any confusion down low. Be aware of where the opposing player is in front of the net and clear him out, while making sure that your goaltender can see the puck." CHRIS CHELIOS — on playing in the zone
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Pat Quinn

Fitness & Preparation

Good players are good skaters, and good skaters are strong and flexible. In this chapter, young players learn the essential exercises, warm-ups, stretching techniques and fitness routines they need to be the very best at the game of hockey.

Skating for Power & Speed

Skating is the most important skill in hockey. Quickness, agility and speed make other skills even more deadly. This chapter shows young players how to skate from a solid base, with power, body positioning, edge control and explosive starts.

Goal Scoring Secrets

Stickhandling, deking, passing, receiving and shooting – these are the basics every goal scorer must have. This chapter reveals how to study the goalie, work on shots and what the pros do to shoot fast, low and on the net – every time.

Playing Better Defense

The basic premise is this: every player on the ice who doesn’t have the puck is a defender. This chapter teaches young defense players checking skills, the importance of positioning and angling, how to read and react, and about the mid-ice lane and the danger zone – and much more.

Shutout Goaltending

Goalies can win games almost by themselves – and lose them, too. Which means goalies have be tough and dependable. Breakaways, rebounds, three-on-ones, shootarounds and faceoffs – this chapter gives young goalies the inside track on how to stay cool, no matter how tough it gets.

Special Teams

Hockey players learn how to make a difference on the power play and penalty-killing units by protecting the puck or checking, skating hard both ways and preventing goals as well as scoring them. The offensive zone, dumping the puck, reading and reacting, power-play faceoffs: here’s what every young hockey player needs to be on-ice at key moments.
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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    it teachis tips.

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    Posted January 14, 2012

    Good tips for every position

    GREAT

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    DETROIT RED WINGS BEATS ALL!(Rock,paper and sicors.)

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    Posted November 25, 2013

    Cool book

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    Hi

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    Posted December 27, 2012

    I love hockey

    I like any book about but this one seams really cool!

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    Images do not render and are not viewable on my Nook app for iPa

    Images do not render and are not viewable on my Nook app for iPad. Wouldn't have purchased if I had known this.

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