Thread: Thomas Greiss
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07-24-2012, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Barrie22 View Post
Greiss might have faster cross ice speed but he for sure doesnt have cross ice control. That is one conplaint about greiss is that he over comits way to much, which means if the shooter waits just an extra second to shoot the puck greiss will be so far out of position it will be like an empty net goal.

Niemi might be slower getting across, but even so he will 90% of the time be in perfect position to make the stop.
Niemi over-commits like crazy (too), especially when going post-to-post. And his positioning is pretty awful. Greiss is much more orthodox than Niemi when it comes to body or glove positioning.

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