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03-02-2013, 10:09 AM
Positional Bias.
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
No I get this as well. But it still represents a liability if he doesn't do it on plays that could easily be handled (or at least by most goalies) I think its necessary to factor in the evaluation of Dubs is how gunshy he is of the puck.

A good scouting move against him is just bang the puck directly off the endboards so that it rebounds in the crease. With Dubs I would do this on every shoot in. Its gravy. His head explodes when he has to handle the puck.

Teams are starting to figure this out.
I agree with you on this. It would be a good idea to throw some drills at him that would force him to handle the puck. Like anything, it's a learned skill. I don't see any reason why he cannot spend 20 minutes a day specifically on handling the puck in different situations.

Maybe his height hinders him from acquiring the skill though..I have no idea.

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