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05-15-2012, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
I hate the guy, we now have a bunch of cookie cutter 6'3" or > goalies that go down the second the puck crosses the blue line or goes behind the net. The objective is now to take up space rather than make a save. They are effective but I don't revel in the skills of a guy like Mike Smith.
Originally Posted by topdog View Post
With the size of goalies and their gear today there is no need for it.
You don't have to be as skillful today . Just learn to play positional and let the gear do the rest.
I agree + 9000!!!!!

Originally Posted by rumrokh View Post
Then why isn't every goalie just as good?
Uuuuuh, not as good when you're comparing your avg goalie vs. league elites. Why not try comparing eras of hockey; why the league is struggling with scoring output and pretty much a lot of the current changes to the game is an effort to remedy that.

I'm not saying that's the sole reason but it's hella contributory.

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