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01-20-2013, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
This sounds like an awfully rose-colored view of the past. Wasn't Jacques Plante a pioneer because he handed the puck regularly? Would make it seem like other O6 goalies did not handle the puck regularly.

Also, if you want to criticize today's goalies for not having certain skills, that's fine, but be fair about it. How many O6 goalies could execute a perfect butterfly?
Okay let's be fair about it. Why would an O6 goalie want to execute a perfect butterfly?. The pads are easily 15-17 pounds heavier so the fatigue factor over 60 minutes, 70 games has to enter the picture.. He is giving away the backhand and east-west game. So why does a skill that makes him a weaker goalie important?

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