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05-15-2012, 09:04 PM
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It is now the goalbot era. Now you have automatons who play percentages and cover as much net as possible with the biggest pads allowable.

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05-15-2012, 09:08 PM
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The stand up style was allowed to survive because of the semi-circle crease and the rule that prevented attacking players from setting foot inside it. Today with a plurality of goals scored a tip ins and crashes in the crease a stand up goalie couldn't get down fast enough to sprawl around and stop the puck. The stand up style is far superior when stopping slappers and wristers though.

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The stand up style was allowed to survive because of the semi-circle crease and the rule that prevented attacking players from setting foot inside it. Today with a plurality of goals scored a tip ins and crashes in the crease a stand up goalie couldn't get down fast enough to sprawl around and stop the puck. The stand up style is far superior when stopping slappers and wristers though.
I would have to disagree even with that, I've seen too many highlight reel films of the 70's and 80's of goalies giving up long, bad-angle slapshots.

The only type of shot a stand-up goalie would have an advantage in would be high shots.

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True stand-up goalies are probably gone...
If they increase the crossbar heigh goalies will translate to stand-up style.

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05-16-2012, 08:14 AM
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With the size of goalies and their gear today there is no need for it.
You don't have to be as skillful today . Just learn to play positional and let the gear do the rest.
I think there is a bit of truth in your post. But the fact is, goalkeeper's are the position that has evolved the most in 20-30 years. Actually, it is not even close. It is starting to slow down, but at this point the goalies are the best they have ever been. (excluding the absolute greats, Plante, Hasek etc.)

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05-16-2012, 08:25 AM
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Funny thing is, coaches teach goalies to stand up more on certain shots. So many goalies just go down on everything, Leaving the upper part of the net wide open.

It's really unnecessary to go down on some shots & can restrict lateral movement in some situations.

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If they increase the crossbar heigh goalies will translate to stand-up style.
Probably not.

Covering the lower half of the net is still superior. Plus, you have a better chance of covering the angle of trajectory the puck is travelling if you go low.

Pucks need to rise, you have a better chance of intercepting the puck before it reaches it's potential height by coming out and taking the angle.

%'s are still going to be supreme in a goaltenders bag of tricks.

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It is now the goalbot era. Now you have automatons who play percentages and cover as much net as possible with the biggest pads allowable.
We've moved away from that as well now though a little again now hopefully.

Holtby's an example of a newer tender that's more of a hybrid leaning towards the acrobatics again. That's where I think we might be heading next. You have the technical aspect of the butterfly, but letting goalies have their creativity back a little and standing up a little more.

At least I hope that's what happens for Canadian goalies... that's been the knock of late on the coaching for goalies.

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