Friday, March 23, 2007

Ian Clark changed Luongo's stance

Ian Clark had to work with Luongo to improve his mobility earlier in the season. From the Vancouver Sun today:

"The problem with his stance was he was too wide and locking in too early," Clark said. "He was using all his width in his stance so he had nowhere to extend. We actually narrowed him a little bit and heightened him."

By "locking in low and wide," Luongo was actually reducing his mobility, one of his most important assets.

"We worked a lot on being more upright, especially when the play isn't as threatening as it is when the puck is in tight," Luongo said. "For me, there are two areas it really helped me out -- my mobility and reading the play better.

"If you're more wide and crouched down, you lock in more on the shooter and sometimes you can't react to the pass."


Hey, I don't mean to brag...ok, yeah I do... but we were all over that in mid-October, thanks to a family member of mine who works with Clark in the summer.

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2 Comments:

At March 23, 2007 at 1:27 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

Kudos on having the scoop months before the jag-offs at the Sun! You could do a helluva lot better than Clark.

I did a bit of research of my own... What else were you all over in Mid-October? Hmmmm.....

Okay, perhaps I should stop with the kudos...

The Flames in first? The Red Wings with less points than last year?
The Flyers in third place on the back of Robert Esche??? Good God man! What else was in your Captain Morgan's that day???

Of course, I can jest seeing as how I didn't make any predictions whatsoever :-0

 
At March 23, 2007 at 2:57 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Well it's good to see you're keeping tabs on me. I bet my predictions are better than alot of other big-name outlet's predictions though!

My biggest disappointing prediction is the Canucks in 10th, as you guys will never let me hear the end of it!

Hey! Nobody predicted the Flyers to miss the playoffs!

Speaking of 'jest', want some poker lessons??? I hear you're on a losing streak! haha

Way too many days off between Canucks games this week. My liver is losing it's adaptation to alcohol. I'm going to get sick on Sunday for sure!

 

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