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03-30-2013, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve French View Post
I think Halak is a goalie that has to face a lot of shots every game to be anything close to a #1 goalie. When he doesn't face a lot of shots, he seems to get lost. In Montreal he was being asked to make 30-35 saves a game, here he is asked to make around 20. I don't see him playing in St. Louis after his contract is up.
I did an analysis of Halak's performance across every game of his career and there was no statistical correlation between his play and the number of shots.

What I suspects is Halak does better when he does not have to go one on one with the shooter in a quick moving or laterally changing situation. There is a reason he has been bad in shootouts and bad on breakaways. He just isn't a good one on one goaltender.

I forget who said it, but Halak really is a guy who blocks shots.

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