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02-05-2013, 02:19 PM
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This is where your lack of actual hockey coaching/tactics is really holding you back. Every coach (head or goalie) instructs the goalie to attempt to cut off that dump-in. At goalie camp we had to do drills for over an hour to cutoff and control that puck shot in off the boards AND glass. The reason being is to keep the other team from retrieving the puck and establishing possession in the offensive zone. You are letting a < 1/1000 bounce determine whether a goal was "terrible"? Try harder.
This is where your lack of actually watching the game is really holding you back. See, those of us who watch the game instead of looking at the box score or have fantasy leagues would know that earlier in the game the puck took a similar weird bounce, in which Vokoun went back to get it, then realized it didn't go behind the net. No damage done the first time, but at that point Vokoun should have realized he can't just assume the puck will go behind the net. I don't think any coach would mind his goalie being more conservative knowing the pucks are taking odd bounces off the glass. If Fleury lets that goal go in, you all go nuts. You should at least admit you're a hypocrite instead of making excuses for Vokoun you wouldn't make for Fleury. Try harder.
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