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01-21-2013, 09:32 PM
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I hope it helped some. I too bemoan on several levels the state of Goaltending however, Ive seen signs that we may be on the verge of a new era, younger, up & coming guys like Smith in Phoenix showing off some tricks that I havent seen for awhile. Being aggressive for starters, strong skater, good with his stick, quarterbacking the back end, actually communicating with his team mates instead of approaching the game like he's an island, playing the angles & moving towards the shooter instead of falling into the inverted 'V' on every single shot.
Futures looking bright, but its going to take some time Im afraid. The league wants goals, people pay to see them.
Changes, improvements in goaltending go hand in hand with changes and improvements in the offensive game and skill sets.
Growing number of players and teams capable of playing an east-west offence forces goalies to adapt to the changes you describe.
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