Talk:Shot (ice hockey)
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It says here:
A player is said to shoot left if he holds his stick with the left hand on the bottom and the right hand on top, and is said to be right shot if he holds the stick with the right hand at the bottom and left hand on top. Most right-handed players (that is, in general, players who write, eat, and throw with their right hand) shoot left and most left-handed players shoot right. This is because the bottom hand delivers most of the power while the top hand is responsible for control and stickhandling.
A player shoots left if he holds his left hand on the bottom, and this is the hand that gives most of the power, but it is the right-handed players that shoot left? As I recall, right-handed people have most of their power in the right hand. Zhelja (talk) 00:42, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
I agree the wording is horrible; it should be something like "Most players place their dominant hand in the 'control' position (end of stick), rather than the 'power' position (middle of stick)".
Personally, I could never understand this. I cannot imagine putting my dominant hand anywhere else BUT the middle of the stick, and therefore am one of those very very few right-handed people who also SHOOTS 'right'. Asking me to shoot 'left' -- like every other player I know -- is like asking me to pick up a fork with my left hand!
I suspect you may be in the same boat, based on your query? Welcome to the club!