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06-22-2013, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
Bolded is something I'm particularly interested in. On the other hand, it will also be worth noting how Lundqvist performs considering he's going to see more shots. Both in the sense that he will literally SEE more (as in vision wise) as Rangers players won't be diving in front of him all the time, and that with less shot blocking, more shots will be hitting the net. This past season the Rangers gave up 28.2 shots a game, which was 11th lowest in the league. The year before, it was 27.8, 6th fewest.
Absolutely. Hank will tell you he can stop it if he can see it. I love Hank but that's just flat out false. If we go back to taking the pass away and letting Hank take the shooter on 2 on 1s I think he'll stop most of 'em but to think he'll not get beat high glove once in a while is insane.

Less screens, less defelections will certainly be a helpful thing, if that's where this goes.

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