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02-12-2007, 04:26 PM
Boris Le Tigre
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i usually think of that diving style of shot blocking as unique to stopping point shots so forwards are given more chances to do it... defenseman are credited with blocks off the stick or the shin pads more often... i don't expect the d to dive unless they somehow end up out in front of a point man... if they did dive down low near the net... i think they could be exposed lying on the ice if there were a rebound... so they have to be more careful...

that said... it's inspirational to see those diving shot blocks... in begin's absence i don't recall seeing any other forward pull that off. maybe now that he's back some of the other players will start... it definitely takes away a greater percentage of shots. here's hoping.

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