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06-23-2011, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by txpd View Post
accept thats not it at all. varly being more athletic doesnt mean he has more talent. it means that he is more athletic.

i can accept the premise that varly CAN use better technique, i dont accept that he WILL.

in short i dont buy that varly will end up the better goaltender. i think that is completely left in the balance.
I mean, I don't necessarily think Varlamov will end up being the better goaltender. He is right now, but obviously there are other things at play than what I described. I didn't mean to imply that Varlamov would definitely end up better; I was just explaining the idea to that guy since he seems to have a lot of trouble understanding what other people say.

But yeah, that's the basic thing: technique mostly can be learned, but that doesn't mean it will be. Call it athleticism or whatever but the aspects of goaltending that can't really be taught are ones in which Varlamov has a clear edge over Neuvirth. That doesn't mean he'll get better results.

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