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08-29-2012, 12:37 PM
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Ilkka Pikachu
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Originally Posted by devils4cup View Post
I don't think you will make many saves going pure stand up. However, the butterfly IMO is really hard on your body if you aren't the type of guy who is in really good shape. I think there's a reason Hasek, Thomas and Brodeur can play at a high level in their late 30s & early 40s. While butterfly goalies start slowing down or retiring in their early to mid 30s.

Most goalies now are trending towards a hybrid of both stand up and butterfly so I would do the same if I was in your shoes.
Yeah, I see where you're going with this. I personally love Brodeur's style and tend to stack pads and whatnot quite a bit (I don't know why, it's ****ing awesome), and most likely being a stand-up goalie would mean at least one of these guaranteed per game.


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