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07-26-2013, 04:17 PM
Blue Seat Spartan
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I never realized Richter incorporated the butterfly style into his game. What I remembered #35 most for was his explosive lateral movement, cutting the angles, and challenging shooters. And his signature saves were when he did the splits to kick away low shots or flash the leather -- which we saw on display in 1994, namely the Stanley Cup Finals. What a great exhibition of goaltending by Richter and his opponent Kirk McLean back then; two stand-up netminders facing each other in the days before the goaltending craft emphasized the butterfly and positioning in the crease...

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