Day 3 Skating Session Analysis: Pouliot’s skating ability not at an elite level yet like some say


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS DEVELOPMENT CAMP 2013 DAY 3 ANALYSIS: SKATING SESSION By Dave Fryer, Contributor to • The first portion of Day 3 was dedicated to a power-skating session. Skating Coach Marianne Watkins took to the ice to lead the group, which had been condensed into one large group for today. • Watkins focused heavily on technique, trying to reel in some of the common skating flaws seen by athletes trying to develop into professional hockey players. “I just hoped to show them a few things and give them things to think about,” Watkins said afterwards. “A lot of these guys just need to undo a few bad habits to help their game.” • Skating skills tend to separate the men from the boys, as many a hopeful hockey player has never reached the NHL because of poor skating, despite a wealth of any other ability. • Olli Maatta performedRead More »