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05-05-2008, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Brieremania View Post
With Huet's shootout record, do you think he stops Richards and Briere on breakaways in game 5??
The thing you don't understand about hockey, be it because you've never played the sport or haven't watched enough of it, is that a goalie who can't stop a breakaway is still a better goalie than one who stops breakaways but can't stop the easy ones. There is NOTHING more demoralizing for a team than your goalie letting in a soft one. More often than not it changes the momentum of the game.

If your goalie lets one in on a breakaway... big deal, you skate to center ice and try to get that one back. In all likelyhood it's a shot you aren't expected to save at the same rate as the average save pct% anyways. But when you're goalie is letting them in from anywhere, first of all it's as frustrating as a teammate not being able to get the puck out of the zone but it also changes the way you play.

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