Thread: Beginners: Picking your position
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02-20-2014, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Caeldan View Post
Best thing to realize though for goalie too is the 'puck view'... there's some nice instructional videos out there that show really how little space there is from the puck's view even against a smaller goaltender.

Yes. The whole "big goalies cover more net" thing is mostly myth. From the puck's eye, the coverage difference between a 5'10" guy and a 6'5" guy is negligible as long as you're playing your position properly. Really, a huge goalie would have to hold his glove oddly to avoid covering wasted area above the net. It's not like soccer where the net is 8 feet high and 24 feet wide.

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