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07-12-2013, 01:03 PM
Azor ahai
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
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.

.920 sv% is pretty effective wouldn't you say?

what does it matter how the puck gets stopped? one of the greatest goalies to ever play the game, dominic hasek, played an extremely desperate style of goaltending, but it worked for him.

it's like critisizing smyth back in his heyday for only scoring garbage goals, saying he should have more scored in a more routine fashion ie, one-timers, cross-crease passes or hard-wristers from the slot.

it matters not how the goals went in as long as they went in, the same is true for dubnyk in stopping the puck.

a .920 sv% while facing the second most shots in the NHL, with arguably the worst defense in the NHL in front of him, says he is stopping the puck, no matter how much you think he's stopping the puck the "wrong way"

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