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07-29-2011, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by gopreds9 View Post
Confidence is a big thing, but I think you underestimate a few things. First off, goalies rebound from confidence loss very well. They may look really messed up at first, but most good goalies can shake of the goal in a matter of seconds.

Secondly, the reason goalies decline is often scouting. Other teams watch film, find weaknesses, and expose them. The goalie is not getting worse, the shooters are getting smarter. The goalie then has to change his style, and its a constant chess match. Which is how you see cases like Tim Thomas (Vezina, backup, Vezina).
Good insight. Thanks.

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