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07-31-2012, 01:42 PM
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Jarick
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I've played a couple standup goalies who were actually very hard to score against. I thought it'd be easy, but they were quite quick with strong reflexes.

One guy in particular last year sticks out. He was able to track the puck so well that he'd easily steer aside shots, rather than being in the usual position to block them, he'd just punch or knock them aside, and that actually made it easier for his team to get the puck back up the ice. Five hole wasn't weak at all. He seemed to keep his glove and blocker pretty low actually while he was standing up and got lots of pucks with them that most goalies would with their pads or from the butterfly.

I did score on him from a wrist shot AT the blue line over the glove. He mis-read it and didn't react until it was too late, which was strange. And then we scored a lot of goals quickly, so he might not have been the strongest mentally in bouncing back.

But it was fun, very weird to shoot on a goalie who looks and acts completely different.

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