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01-24-2013, 11:45 AM
Dr. Fire
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Originally Posted by pete goegan View Post
I know that we all react to shots off the posts as having beaten the goalie, but his job is not to defend the posts, it's the space in between for which he's responsible! Hitting the post may be close to a goal (and that sound usually brings us out of our seats!),but it's no more meaningful than putting it ten feet up into the net. The goalie either gives up a goal or he doesn't, close doesn't matter. Being saved by the posts is no different than being saved by a forward blocking a shot, out front. Neither counts as a shot on goal.
You miss by an inch or you miss by a mile, you still missed. That is what you did by hitting the post. You still missed the net.

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