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06-27-2009, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by sa cyred View Post
I wouldn't call him a freak athlete, but he does play like TT, athletic wise. He makes those dives and such. He seemed to be quick from the videos I saw of him, and from people who watched him play, which would and could make up for his height.
His success shows you are definitely right about that, at least on the Junior level. The NHL is a different ball of wax though. Old, minor mistakes are capitalized on more consistently, new mistakes are exposed. I can't say I have seen enough of him (just what has been posted here) to get into an in depth analysis of his game, but there is a reason that most NHL goalies don't play like that. And it is no coincidence that the one or two guys that do "get away" with it are extremely athletic. I guess time will tell if he can play that way well enough to make it as a professional.

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