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11-22-2012, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by RoytoSakic View Post
No longer are we holding our trapper as if we are holding a pizza box.
Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
The biggest difference for me is the number of times goalies actually had to catch pucks back in the day.
Ya, as RS mentions above, the trapper is actually held close to the hip, resting right on it & open towards the shooter, whereas back in the day in the crouch your arm would be extended out on a 45, trapper open to the shooter like a target, INVITING the shooter to "g'head, try & beat me right there". 8 out of 10 times, theyd go for it, fall for the trick, particularly so if you also yelled at them to SHOOT! They didnt know if that was coming from their bench, another team mate, and theyd let fly, absolutely & totally bizarrely 7 out of 10 times right into the pocket of your glove. Its like they couldnt resist. You barely had to move your arm in most cases if you had the angles covered. Guys like Palmateer & countless others would absolutely showboat it of course. Like theyd' just caught a 100mph $5M Faberge Egg encrusted in Rubies & Diamonds, glove held high for all to see, witness to their brilliance....

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