January 24, 2003, Newsletter Issue #48: European Hockey

Tip of the Week

The biggest difference between North American hockey and European hockey is that when the coach blows the whistle to end practice in North America, everyone grabs a puck and works on their breakaway move. In Europe, they play keep away. This technique is very apparent in the professional leagues as it is the Europeans that are often the most effective and creative with one-on-ones. Also, when you think about it, what do you do more in a game - have a breakaway or try and keep an opposing player from stealing the puck?

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