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When I started following the NHL back in the late 70s, I could not understand why so many players were shooting left. It was in stark contrast to my floor hockey league in Brooklyn, where nearly everyone shot right-handed.
When the Soviets met the Canadians in the early 1970s, every Russian player was right-handed. And most Canadians were left-handed.
Which is VERY interesting because if you look at the Rendez-vous 1987 USSR team roster, all but two of the non-goalies are LEFT-handed shots.
Here in Canada, right-handed people who play hockey generally shoot left (which means the right hand holds the stick at the top with the left hand further down) and vice-versa for left handed people. It always seemed natural to me, and I was surprised to find out a couple of years ago that Americans do the opposite. Strange. Damned if I know which is more advantageous in playing the game.
But I have a hard trouble believing anyone raised in Canada didn't play a lot of street hockey.
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