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07-19-2012, 02:06 PM
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I think that goalies (at least speaking for me and the ones whom I've worked with) like the "crazy" mythology because it allows us a bit of leeway. There are certainly differences between mentally preparing for a game as a goaltender and mentally preparing for a game as a skater, and to the extent that we do things differently, it doesn't cause a ruckus as much as if a forward (for instance) did things differently.

It takes a certain mindset, since it's an individualistic position in the context of a team sport.

On the other hand, everyone else spends the entire game chasing the puck around, and we just stay where we are and wait for it to come to us. That doesn't sound crazy.

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