Steals and Takeaways – Pavel Datsyuk

Datsyuk’s two secrets to stealing the puck:

  1. Relentless pressure tracking into the opposing player’s blind spot.
  2. Quick “canoe” (flat blade face up) stick tap/lift just below the opponent’s lower hand and immediately go after the puck. The stick blade is kept flat so that it doesn’t get tied up with the opponent’s stick.

Plenty of examples of both in the above video.