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06-20-2012, 03:22 PM
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Henkka
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Originally Posted by GentlemanMasher View Post
Holmstrom standing in front of the net on the PP doesn't make us predictable, unless he's using the force or something. He's not making our dmen and other forwards pass it back and forth lackadaisically and predictably. I can pretty much map out where the puck will go for an entire shift before we even enter the zone. It's pathetic.
Agree. The right-handed sniper is really a BIG missing piece. Goalies know always that we shoot only from point to make a tip-in for Homer, or shoot with a lefty (Datsyk, Zetterberg) from the right side where they are playmaking, and that is always easier for left glove-hand goalies. Because there's no threat on the left side (right-handed shooter), the goalies don't have to make that big side-movement to play that away. They just know that we can't shoot there. They wait that point shot, or shot to the glove.

Every goalie's weak spot is the stick side, and I guarantee, if we have a dangerous one-timer shooter there at left to bombard that weakspot, it gives more goals to us, and also opens better situations to the point and the right side, because after that it isn't so predicable anymore.

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