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10-25-2012, 06:32 PM
Darren Peng
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Originally Posted by leeaf83 View Post
I'm not saying you're right or wrong, I get the merits but personally as an ice hockey goalie I never play ball hockey goaltending anymore; it's too different with the lack of ice and ball different than a puck. Ideally you want goaltending to be automatic; where you're like an animal relying on instinct doing as little thinking as possible during play (hence why mental prep is so important): i've heard of guys who play both but for me it adds too many variables and throws my game off.
Yeah, I linked videos in another thread to a goalie who plays inline hockey for GB in the top division of the world championships, he's one of the best in the world, but in ice hockey he's a British 3rd tier league goalie at best.

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