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07-12-2013, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Moose Coleman View Post
A lot of spectacular saves are the result of blunders or goalies scrambling from being out of position. That's what makes them spectacular.



His puck handling isn't great, it's true. Doesn't really change the fact he's at worst an average to above goalie in the league.
Spectacular effective play is responding well, even routinely, to the situation in front of you. A very good goalie makes a lot of plays look routine. An adventurous goalie makes a lot of routine plays look difficult.

Theres a difference.

Additionally you fail to consider the difference between a goalie having to make a brilliant save in response to a brilliant play in front of him vs a goalie turning a routine play into a desperate stop. I give more credit to the former as you should too.

I'll take effective everytime.

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