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12-07-2010, 10:06 AM
Juicy Couturier*
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Maybe people forget the ridiculously weak wristers that used to go in down low in the standup era. The standup style goalie was a product of either not wearing a mask or wearing one that would shatter on your face if hit hard enough. Once goalies started wearing better face masks they slowly worked up the courage to get down low in the net to take up more room, even if it left their face below the crossbar. I personally would rather make a guy snipe top cheddar than have a standup goalie letting in low shots that are bouncing off legs and skates through screens that could easily be saved if he had the paddle down and legs spread.

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