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Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel Skating Stride Analyzed

Robby Glantz is one of the most respected skating instructors in hockey today. He’s been teaching for over 20 years, has released numerous instructional videos, and works with a number of pro players and teams. He currently has a segment running on the NHL network called Stride for Stride where he breaks down an exciting sequence of events and highlights the mechanics of the skating stride.

Analyzing Eichel and McDavid Skating Stride

What you’ll notice in these segments is a lot of crossover speed, and not a lot of skating in a straight line. As hockey players get bigger, and more skilled they take away a lot of space, so players need to develop great lateral movement and speed. For more from Glantz visit

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