Thread: Beginners: Picking your position
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02-20-2014, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by CunniJA View Post

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.
Yeah, as pointed out in the comments to that - the main advantage that a taller goalie has is that they can play a bit deeper in the net/have a bit more reach.

So if you're a bit undersized you just have to learn to play more aggressively. And stand up a bit taller than you might see as the 'traditional' stance.

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