If the puck looks more like a wounded duck than a flying saucer coming off the end of your stick, you may not be getting enough spin on it. Spin is generated as the puck rolls from the heel of the blade to the toe. The faster you snap your wrists, the quicker the puck will spin. The faster the puck spins, the harder and more precise the shot will be. The video below explains the similarities between a whirling puck and a Frisbee.