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07-15-2012, 10:00 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
I went to my 2nd instructional league session. There were other goalies there to give me some instruction this time. Although one is and older well meaning guy, but his advice doesn't jive with other sources for lacing up pads. He says tighter at the bottom -- he has them so tight his legpad actually rests on top of his goalie skate... he also drops to his knees so his pads are underneath him and uses a paddle down to cover the 5 hole. To each their own I guess.
Oh, and I have the "right stuff" to be a goalie! Just need to work on my core muscles and lower back. I didn't understand "hockey shape" vs "regular in-shape" until I started playing hockey. I was so annoyed when getting deked though, waiting until the last second until committing is tough. Skaters liked it that I didn't give up even if I got deked though, a couple times I went down expecting a glove side shot and then pushed over enough to get my paddle on a wrist shot. Feels good stopping pucks.
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