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03-26-2013, 09:02 AM
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The "just stood there" was an oversimplification, but the technique, flexibility and athleticism of goaltenders has undergone a sea change. A significant number of the goals a player like Lafleur scored with unscreened slap shots on the fly from just inside the blue line would be routine saves now. The game is much faster and goaltenders had to become faster to keep up.
Haven't the amount of goals scored gone up since that time? Maybe I'm wrong, but I have made arguments like that before and my one friend always pulls out these stats that say there are more goals scored now than there were back then. Anyone have any type of insight into this?
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