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03-04-2013, 10:29 PM
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Not picking on you and my history shows I've always thought Stalberg was a solid player, but way too much has been put into that pass to Kane. It was a nice play but
any net presence worth a damn can do the exact same thing
Any net presence worth a damn can react and try to do the same thing - that is true, but the difference is that only Stalberg and a few other players have the quickness to actually complete the play. There was a Detroit defender between Stalberg and the puck who had the same vantage point as Stalberg, plus there were two other Detroit players who were closer to the puck than Stalberg. Stalberg jumped around the first defender and got his stick on the puck before any of the closer Detroit players.
The point is that Stalberg's quickness allowed him to make that play. So, it's not just the quickness of mind to attempt that play - that isn't what is exceptional about it. It's the quickness that is exceptional.
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