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02-10-2013, 06:02 PM
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Care to elaborate more? It's gotten thicker padding, but the blocking surface area hasn't gotten bigger IMO
How not? It's both wider and longer in the top down view. Further, it's highly curved, so the actual length of the blocker surface is substantially more than the older, flat version.
And the catching glove has all kinds of material extensions significantly increasing the overall surface area facing the shot, expansion which has nothing to do with actually catching the puck. I can think of 2 or 3 "saves" just over the past couple of nights that were the result of hitting exactly that extra material.