DiPietro Discussion Thread Part I
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10-24-2010, 01:31 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
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That was my argument in 2003 on....he wore himself out like I said he would, his pre-season ending injuries got ignored, he overcompensated on all his injured parts and just doesn't have the tools to play like Hasek. The muscle building hurt him....A LOT.
It's just been an entire career of mistakes. I hope he learns and does what he has to: calm down and use what he has left to stop pucks. The puck playing has been HORRID - GONE! The going down too early when he has no ability to keep his 5-hole closed - GONE!
Now if he stays in position and using FAR LESS energy guards that crease in a PREDICTABLE, DISCIPLINED manner and gives his teammates the confidence Rollie manages to....this thread does not exist.
I'm not even really talking about the over-playing of pucks. DiPietro used his agility and physical ability to cut down open spaces quickly and stop a lot of pucks. He's lost that ability. That makes positioning more important. DiPietro never needed to be good at it. He does now.
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