Thread: OT: Hasek Interview
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06-09-2010, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by hlundqvist30 View Post
Pretty funny that Lundqvist claims that Hasek was one of his idols growing up, considering that the two couldn't possibly have more opposite playing styles. They are similar in the fact that they are incredibly tough mentally, though.
I don't really agree with that. Henrik is by no means a Hasek clone, but he was so unique that we'll probably never see anyone with that specific style again. More generally however you can probably classify both as butterfly goalies as opposed to standup goalies. Both never give up on a play even when it seems like they have no chance to make the save. Also Henrik himself has bucked some of the common trends in net. He plays deep in the crease instead of challenging the guy, and he starting position is lower than most with his legs spread farther apart than possibly any other goalie.

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