Now that he is relieved that he received a new, one-year contract from the Calgary Flames, big left winger Ben Hanowski will be working on his skating style.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder has scheduled training sessions with a group of NHLers in his home state of Minnesota and one-on-one work with a skating instructor. "I think my skating has been an issue, probably since I was in college. I’m just working on the technical side of it — just being a more efficient, fluid skater," Hanowski said. "I think I have a lot of wasted energy in my stride, and it’s just not very efficient, so that’s something I’m try to fix up. Just trying to become faster and, overall, a better skater." Sun, Jul 13, 2014 10:23:00 AM