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Hockey Player Nick Foligno Gets Advice From Former Hockey Star Dad
February 15, 2012
The National Hockey League’s running tradition of father-son games is one of the most commendable practices enacted in the sport. Fathers get to bond with their sons, coaching from the stands while yelling down instructions to the ice. Former Canadian hockey player Mike Foligno had the pleasure of joining his son on the Ottawa Senators annual “Father’s Trip” while passing on some valuable knowledge. Nick Foligno has been in a bit of a slump for the Senators, something Mike knows about as a 15-year NHL veteran. Mike has imparted some jewels of wisdom onto Nick during the trip.
"He knows the game so well, so it obviously comes up in conversation, just what I can do better," Nick said after Tuesday after practice. "Sometimes you just get into droughts. But it's that one bounce, or that one shot you don't think you can take but you do, and it goes in, and you start rolling again.”
With 1,018 games under his belt, Mike Foligno and his tips are well researched although for Nick, they have yet to take hold. “Sometimes I get a pass and you're looking for that extra step around a guy, instead of trying to shoot it maybe through the defenseman and catch the goalie by surprise," said Nick. “Those are little things you don't really pick up on when you're struggling and trying to find that open lane to shoot it."
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