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05-10-2013, 09:38 AM
Can't Beat Him
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Originally Posted by Crease View Post
No one is asking Lundqvist to change his style of play. The only point JG and I made was that Lundqvist is to blame on the 3rd goal. To say it was a lucky deflection and no one to blame is a bit disingenous. Lundqvist plays deep. That's a choice he makes to protect against the east-west game. He got burnt by that choice on that particular play.
Yep. Fair point to make.

He has evolved over the past few seasons. Overall he has become more aggressive. He has also stopped cheating on the potential pass as much and learned to hold the post longer. Remember a few years ago? Every third game it seemed he'd give up a goal from a really bad angle, as he started to lean, anticipating the puck being centered. That has stopped almost entirely.

His style is not without its drawbacks. Same for an aggressive, floppy, pure butterfly goalie. Sometimes those guys will be laying on the ice for seemingly no reason, completely out of position. Happened to Tim Thomas somewhat regularly even when he was breaking records. Every approach has some holes.


It's just pain.
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