Goalies who handle the puck well...
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10-04-2013, 01:31 PM
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HB, if they know he is not the best with the puck on his stick, they need to adapt. Henke is what he is. I can count plenty of Cup winning goalies who were downright awful at stickhandling. Those teams didn't press for a better stickhandler, they adapted to fit their game.
Richter was just as bad, no one cared when he was stopping the puck like a world beater.
That's all well and good, but how do you adapt?
Especially in AV's system where the pressure is going to be up the ice and on the transition game. Its more about the decision making of Lundy and not where his teammates are. A lot of times his teammates are in perfect positions to receive a pass or support him and he rings it around the other side, doesnt get the puck to them fast enough, or drops it into an area that isnt advantageous. I dont know how you can adapt to that other then not letting him handle the puck at all or only during certain situations.
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