Try a "one size fits all" pattern like the Iginla, it's curve starts near the heel but has a moderate twist. Or you could just practice, practice, practice. There's a good reason why most NHL defensemen use heel or mid-heel curves that are at least slightly open.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Your best bet would be to try a pattern with more of a closed face and a mid-curve. This will help keep the puck down. Here are multiple examples from different manufacturers- Gionta, Iginla, Kane, Tavares, Hedman, Kovalchuk, Thornton, Getzlaf, Lidstrom & Datsyuk all have a good mid-curve with a closed face.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago