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03-18-2013, 12:42 AM
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Big Phil
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Plante popularized it to an extent. Tretiak never handled the puck which was strange that the Soviets never implemented this. I can't think of a goalie in the 1970s who was a great puckhandler who was actually dangerous at doing it until the 1980s. Hextall comes to mind. Followed by someone like Belfour (although I remember him getting caught all the time with it) and then Brodeur has been like a 3rd defenseman out there for 20 years. It's a lost art.

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