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01-04-2012, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by underslept View Post
I understand what you're saying here. As a defenceman I would be reading his body language as such as well. I feel like the team knows him pretty well though, so I'm not sure they're always taking it that way since it's quite clear he doesn't react like Elliott would in that same situation.

What I'm getting at is, when he's playing very well and stopping everything, he maintains this type of demeanor and people respect him for being calm and composed under pressure.

It's only when he lets in a softie that his demeanor really becomes a problem, when he's under pressure, I believe it helps the team to have a goaltender who doesn't get flustered visually very easily. I know it would drive me bananas to put a lot of pressure on a goaltender and not see him react. So like I said originally, Halak's demeanor has it's benefits. Depending on the situation it can be good or bad.
Who are Halak's friends on the team? Does he have any? At first I thought he was just a bit shy and still the new guy. But he's been here long enough I would expect a bit more news about him doing stuff with guys. Have I missed something?

I think that's not necessary, but it would speak a bit to how he's perceived by his teammates.

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