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04-20-2013, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by WeThreeKings View Post
You can't be aggressive in net when you don't trust your defense. Which is the issue right now. If I challenge a shooter on a 2-on-1 and my D can't stop the cross-ice pass? It's a tap in on the empty net.

The goaltender and defense have to play in unison. On the same page. If they are not, then as a goaltender, you are forced to play a bit deeper, be less aggressive, and be ready for any offensive play since your defense is unreliable.
This is very true and very important. It's not something that is easily communicated but there has to be a unison between the D and goalie. Without it, it's the goalies job to compensate on his own unfortunately.

WTK made one of the best points I've seen in a while in this thread. Overall some of the technical discussions in this thread have been really good lately. Maybe because there have been goalies contributing lately and as a former goalie, I can relate to what they are saying.

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