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12-25-2011, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Spongolium View Post
Thats not the entire scenario though. Players miss the net, lose control of the puck ect.

A goaltender is at a disadvantage because he must react to the players movements. It's very rare that a goaltender forces a players hand, and when it happens it's generally the players fault.
I understand your point but the fact is that goal is scored in 35% of SO attempts at the end no matter of circumstances...

In case of the goalie its about the movement and reaction. Exactly how you wrote how they forces shooters hands a and I think it's not rare. It's a skill. Someone has it, others not. Eg. our goalie in Czech league, he has really bad season but on SO he is beast. He is very quick, leave small spaces for the shooters and forces them to mistakes.

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