Take Your Eye Off the Puck

This guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockey takes you inside a coach's mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, to the chaos of the goalie's crease, and deep into the perpetual chess match ...

Take Your Eye Off the Puck

A guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockeyMore and more fans are watching the NHL each week, but many of them don't know exactly what they should be watching. How does an offense create shooting lanes for its best sniper? When a center breaks through and splits between two defensemen, which defender is to blame? Why does a goalie look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the minor leagues the next? This guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockey takes you inside a coach's mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, to the chaos of the goalie's crease, and deep into the perpetual chess match between offense and defense. Discussing topics such as what to look for when a team goes on the power play and why playing center might be the most grueling job in sports, Take Your Eye Off the Puck shows fans how to get the most out of watching their favorite sport.

Take Your Eye Off the Puck

Neither a beginner’s introduction to hockey nor a technical manual for only the most studious of fans, the book explains topics such as the pros and cons of different personnel groups, what to look for when a team goes on the power play, ...

Take Your Eye Off the Puck

More and more fans are watching the NHL each week, but many of them don't know exactly what they should be watching. How does an offense create shooting lanes for its best sniper? When a center breaks through and splits between two defensemen, which defender is to blame? Why does a goalie look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the minor leagues the next? Fans are starving to learn more about the game they love, to appreciate the intricacies of their sport the way baseball fans do theirs. Take Your Eye Off the Puck takes you inside a coach's mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, to the chaos of the goalie's crease, and deep into the perpetual chess match between offense and defense. Neither a beginner's introduction to hockey nor a technical manual for only the most studious of fans, the book explains topics such as the pros and cons of different personnel groups, what to look for when a team goes on the power play, and why playing center might be the most grueling job in sports.

Just One of the Boys

“Y'know,” he says, “if you didn't take your eyes off the puck, I wouldn't have been
able to steal it from you so easily.” I grind my teeth together. “What?” “You took
your eyes off the puck,” he says slower, as if I didn't hear him the first time.

Just One of the Boys

Alice Bell has one goal: to play for the elite junior hockey team the Chicago Falcons.But when she’s passed over at tryouts for being a girl, she’ll do anything to make her dream a reality...even disguising herself as her twin brother. With her amazing skills on the ice, Alice is sure she’ll fit in easily. That is, until she starts falling for one of her teammates... Hayden Tremblay, star of the Falcons, can’t keep himself out of the penalty box. Constantly living in the shadow of his older brother, Hayden’s losing his passion for hockey. But when he gets shown up on the ice by the Falcons’ new rookie, Hayden’s determined to teach the kid a thing or two. Little does he guess that “Al’s” surprises on the ice are just the beginning... Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush title proves that wonderful things can happen when you’re brave enough to go after your dream. Dream hockey player, that is! Warning--a few locker room scenes are included. Each book in the Chicago Falcons series is STANDALONE: * Just One of the Boys * Just One of the Royals * Just Pretending

Hockey

Just as a good football receiver watches the ball into his hands, watch the puck
all the way onto your stick blade. The most common fault in deflecting shots is to
take your eyes off the puck at the last moment and look to where you want the ...

Hockey

Hockey in the nineties is a new game of speed, creativity and innovation. Nw, boost your hockey talent with this up-to-the minute guide for the player, coach and fan. In Sports Illustrated Hockey: Learn to Play the Modern Way , a vetern hockey writer and youth league coach Jack Falla provides expert instruction in all phases of toay's game. This richly illustrated guide includes: 11 Techniques for incorporating power skating into your game 5 important shots and how to make them 4 drills to help you improve your stickhandling skills 5 principles to make you a better offensive TEAM player 9 techniques for improving personal and team defense The keys to becoming a complete goaltender A survival manual for the youth league coach and parent

Sports Illustrated Hockey

Just as a good football receiver watches the ball into his hands, watch the puck
all the way onto your stick blade. The most common fault in deflecting shots is to
take your eyes off the puck at the last moment and look to where you want the ...

Sports Illustrated Hockey

This is a practical book for players, coaches and those spectators who seek a deeper understanding of a changing game. It is still shaped and controlled by the people who play, coach and watch it.

Hockey Goaltending

Visual attachment applies regardless of where the puck is on the ice. Visual
attachment does not apply only to shots on goal. In short, you should never take
your eyes off the puck. Don't turn the shot aside and then look for the puck.

Hockey Goaltending

Leading authorities on goaltending bring you the definitive guide to stopping more pucks, winning more games, and lowering your goals against average.

The Hockey Handbook

PUCK. an incoming puck-carrier do not keep their eye on the puck. The same
thing often happens when they reach out to ... The only time the goalkeeper may
take his eyes off the puck is when it is at the other end of the ice and he wishes to
 ...

The Hockey Handbook


Puckstruck

It was the devil's brew that turned Jekyll to Hyde. Brattish, snippy, a picture
ofunmitigated villainy. Gus Mortson from the Leafs was his good friend, but never
mind, he'd brawl him anytime. Doug Bentley said you'd be a fool to take your eye
off ...

Puckstruck

Like many a Canadian kid, Stephen Smith was up on skates first thing as a boy, out in the weather chasing a puck and the promise of an NHL career. Back indoors after that didn’t quite work out, he turned to the bookshelf. That’s where, without entirely meaning to, he ended up reading all the hockey books. There was Crunch and Boom Boom, Slashing! and High Stick; there was Max Bentley: Hockey’s Dipsy-Doodle Dandy, Blue Line Murder, and Nagano, a Czech hockey opera. There was Blood on the Ice, Cracked Ice, Fire On Ice, Power On Ice, Cowboy On Ice, and Steel On Ice. In Puckstruck, Smith chronicles his wide-eyed and sometimes wincing wander through hockey’s literature, language, and culture, weighing its excitement and unbridled joy against its costs and vexing brutality. In exploring his own lifelong love of the game, hoping to surprise some sense out of it, he sifts hockey’s narratives in search of hockey’s heart, what it means and why it should distress us even as we celebrate its glories. On a journey to discover what the game might have to say about who we are as Canadians, he seeks to answer some of its essential riddles.

Playing Hockey the Professional Way

That is , when a player has the puck on his stick , think first of him — not one of
his teammates who might be getting into position for a pass . 7 . Catch the puck ...
you may take your eyes off the puck in order to return to your net . This is ...

Playing Hockey the Professional Way

Two members of the 1972 NHL All-Star team discuss the fundamentals and strategies of playing professional hockey and offer suggestions on equipment and power skating

Skates Sticks and Men

In fact , with a face - off at the opponent ' s end and seconds to go in any period ,
especially with a one - man ... Play your style . 3 . Wear the proper equipment . 4 .
Never take your eye off the puck . 5 . Have your body behind each shot if ...

Skates  Sticks  and Men

In addition to providing a history of amateur hockey, the author has included several essays written by star players and coaches about the fundamentals of the sport.

Hockey for the Coach the Player and the Fan

Freeze the puck only when necessary . boards and glass . Catch the puck
whenever possible . Keep your cool and relax . DON ' T Worry about goals
scored against you . Take your eyes off the puck . Make the first move ( let your
opponent ...

Hockey for the Coach  the Player  and the Fan

Illustrates technical aspects of strategy and technique applicable to both field and ice hockey, instructs players on effective responses to a variety of playing situations, and presents effective drills, exercises, and conditioning programs

Goalies

Frankly, I don't know how they can play with the curves on their sticks the way
they do nowadays. They depend ... The next thing I knew, I got the puck on the
throat or got cut over the eye. ... I knew that if I took my eye off the puck, I could
lose ...

Goalies


Youth Hockey for Parents and Players

It also helps to cup the stick blade over the puck at contact to help prevent any
chance of the puck jumping over the stick blade . When pass receiving , do not
take your eyes off the puck until you have it under control . Some players look up
just ...

Youth Hockey for Parents and Players

Complete handbook for coaches and young players to one of the most popular winter sports. Includes tips for teaching skills, drills for practice on-and-off the ice, and a glossary of pertinent hockey terms.

Requiem for Reggie and Other Great Sports Stories

But that Grant Eason at the other end, he's got a nice stool, it's warm and his
glass doesn't have any bars down it to obstruct the view like ... "Well," says Eddie
getting up, "I'm going up for my nap. ... You can never take your eyes off the puck.

Requiem for Reggie  and Other Great Sports Stories


Ice Hockey

Never take your eye off the puck . 2. Insist on a clear line of vision from your
defense . 3. Never loll against the net . 4. Never fall down to make a stop . 5.
Always face the puck squarely . 6. Never leave your goal ( except to clear away a
rebound ...

Ice Hockey


Puck

His eyes are wide open , though he ' s and Mrs . Sparrow , the violent attitudes of
John come to be married ? ... I don ' t remember peasant was broken off , and all
her old comabout Georgina , because I knew that it would anything about it ! The
last ... I had never looked “ Another time , " said I , “ don ' t wake me “ Take his
knife away , Georgina , " said Aunt at it in that light before ; it had always suddenly
.

Puck


Puck s Library

I note that heart , my heart is young , and they have no snap about them . my eye
for a girl is just as I note — no , I ... Put the French clock , my overcoat , and my
silver paper - cutter in the closet , and if he calls , don ' t take your eyes off him
until ...

Puck s Library


Puck

In writing to advertisers , please say “ I saw it in Puck " In writing to advertisers ,
please say " I saw ... Why , she could scarcely keep her eyes off me , ” said the
Wall with the Faded Spot , “ and I assure you I didn't take my eyes off her after she
 ...

Puck


Selections from the British Poets from the time of Chaucer to the present day with biographical and critical notices by D L Richardson

Enter Puck . That every man should take his own , In your waking shall be shown
: Obe . Welcome , good Robin . ... Where's This hateful imperfection of her eyes .
monsieur Cobweb ? ... Ready From off the head of this Athenian swain ; Bot .

Selections from the British Poets from the time of Chaucer to the present day  with biographical and critical notices by D  L  Richardson


Maximize Your Life

... protected by the goaltender, take quick, careful aim and don't take your eyes off
the target. 2. Load. Once you know where you want the shot to go, keep your
weight over your back skate and pull the puck back behind your center of gravity.

Maximize Your Life

"Maxim gives you the straight dope on how to manage your money like a pro, dominate the scene at work, always be in top physical shape, and have women crawling all over you"--Page 4 of cover.