HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > San Jose Sharks
Notices

Niemi putting the puck on the ice after the whistle.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-27-2013, 08:32 PM
  #1
Jacques G
Glassic
 
Jacques G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Albany, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 3,050
vCash: 500
Niemi putting the puck on the ice after the whistle.

I apologize if this has been brought up a billion times before. I sifted through a few pages and didn't see anything.

So what's the deal with this? Superstition of some kind?

Jacques G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-27-2013, 08:53 PM
  #2
Kitten Mittons
Registered User
 
Kitten Mittons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: San Francisco
Country: Armenia
Posts: 47,357
vCash: 500
Where is he supposed to put it?

Kitten Mittons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-27-2013, 08:58 PM
  #3
Kegsey
#joeMONEY
 
Kegsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,839
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitten Mittons View Post
Where is he supposed to put it?
I think he means he makes sure he drops it before the linesman tries to take it out of his glove.

Kegsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-27-2013, 09:00 PM
  #4
Jacques G
Glassic
 
Jacques G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Albany, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 3,050
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitten Mittons View Post
Where is he supposed to put it?
I tend to see goal tenders keep it in their glove and hand it to the official. I'm not saying it's a dick move or anything, just different.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kegsey View Post
I think he means he makes sure he drops it before the linesman tries to take it out of his glove.
Yes, exactly.

Jacques G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-27-2013, 09:02 PM
  #5
Kitten Mittons
Registered User
 
Kitten Mittons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: San Francisco
Country: Armenia
Posts: 47,357
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacques G View Post
I tend to see goal tenders keep it in their glove and hand it to the official. I'm not saying it's a dick move or anything, just different.
Ah, that's what you meant. Yeah I guess it's a superstition. Or he is megalomaniac and likes seeing people bow to him.

Kitten Mittons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-27-2013, 10:27 PM
  #6
SactoShork
F This
 
SactoShork's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 9,549
vCash: 50
He has no idea the puck is in his glove.

SactoShork is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
01-27-2013, 10:58 PM
  #7
lsx
Registered User
 
lsx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 2,941
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SactoShark View Post
He has no idea the puck is in his glove.

lsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-27-2013, 11:38 PM
  #8
Squeeven
Registered User
 
Squeeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,512
vCash: 500
I noticed he does that all the time but I've never really thought much of it. I kinda doubt its a superstition but who knows?

Squeeven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-27-2013, 11:51 PM
  #9
SactoShork
F This
 
SactoShork's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 9,549
vCash: 50
I've actually wondered this a lot about defensmen touching up on icing calls.

Some go through insane lengths to hand the referee the puck. Some flip the puck in the air towards the ref. Some shoot the puck down to the faceoff dot.

I guess the question is what the ref prefers, or if the player feels like being courteous. I think Boole and Vlasic shoot it down the ice. And they're two entirely different minds. So I dunno?

SactoShork is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 12:04 AM
  #10
WTFetus
Moderator
 
WTFetus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Francisco
Country: United States
Posts: 11,733
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SactoShark View Post
I guess the question is what the ref prefers, or if the player feels like being courteous. I think Boole and Vlasic shoot it down the ice. And they're two entirely different minds. So I dunno?
Probably depends on the player and how nice they are (we all know Boyle is evil ). Blake usually took off his glove and bent over to grab the puck to hand it to the ref. Burns usually tries to flick the puck up with his stick onto his glove to hand it over.

WTFetus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 12:09 AM
  #11
Mafoofoo
:facepalm:
 
Mafoofoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Country: United States
Posts: 12,825
vCash: 500
It's because Niemi is the true OG. Other goalies are just suckas.

Mafoofoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 01:01 AM
  #12
NWShark*
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,714
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squeeven View Post
I noticed he does that all the time but I've never really thought much of it. I kinda doubt its a superstition but who knows?
Goalies at all levels are wierdos...

NWShark* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 01:07 AM
  #13
Phu
Registered User
 
Phu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 6,690
vCash: 500
Maybe the idea is to keep the puck as frozen as possible, in case it stays out too long

Phu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 01:10 AM
  #14
Barrie22
Shark fan in hiding
 
Barrie22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,073
vCash: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by NWShark View Post
Goalies at all levels are wierdos...
yup, he might of did it one game and ended the night with a shutout and never stopped doing it.

roy when skating onto the ice i believe jumped the blue line and center ice line.

brodeur kisses the names of his kids on his helmet.

all goalies tap the posts before a game, and during the game after the puck hits it.

skaters have superstitions to, but the goalies just make it weird lol.

Barrie22 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 01:36 AM
  #15
DuckEatinShark
GET ALL THE PPs!!!!
 
DuckEatinShark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Jose
Posts: 5,367
vCash: 50
Never thought about that. Nabby always held onto the puck until the ref took it from him. Niemi just dumps it toward the faceoff dot. I guess Nabby wanted to feel the puck better with the glove (he always had a good glove hand) while Nemo doesn't like using his glove at all (he doesn't have a good glove hand)

DuckEatinShark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 04:06 AM
  #16
oyster
Registered User
 
oyster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 322
vCash: 500
Niemi is exceptionally socially awkward and dishes the puck away to avoid a potential interaction with the officials.

oyster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 04:58 AM
  #17
parad0x
YOWZA!
 
parad0x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bay Area/ The OC
Posts: 1,040
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by oyster View Post
Niemi is exceptionally socially awkward and dishes the puck away to avoid a potential interaction with the officials.
this. lol.

parad0x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 06:17 AM
  #18
Gene Parmesan
Ball-So-Hard-U
 
Gene Parmesan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: California
Country: United States
Posts: 29,228
vCash: 500
Knowing our Nemo he will do that before its whistled down and put it on somebody's tape for a tap in

Gene Parmesan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 12:29 PM
  #19
Sharks7
Registered User
 
Sharks7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: Canada
Posts: 214
vCash: 500
Didn't you know the puck is an evil presence for some, players love to whack it around and taunt them. But Niemi is the protector and it shall not enter the safety and sanctity of his empty net. He does not like the puck, hence he gets rid of it as soon as it safe to.

Sharks7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 12:33 PM
  #20
Wedontneedroads
Registered User
 
Wedontneedroads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Jose
Country: United States
Posts: 2,847
vCash: 374
Noticed this right when he first came to the Sharks.

A linesman came over to get it from his glove and he threw it right past him towards the faceoff dot.

Seems to me he just wants to be done with the play and move onto the next one.

I'm sure linesmen know what goalies do with the puck after they freeze it and adjust accordingly.

Wedontneedroads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 02:13 PM
  #21
DarrylshutzSydor
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: California
Country: Palestine
Posts: 907
vCash: 500
former shark goalie Steve Shields used to do the same thing, it comes across as just a laid back move, like: "yeah I made the save, easy enough"

DarrylshutzSydor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 02:19 PM
  #22
SJGoalie32
Registered User
 
SJGoalie32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TealTown, USA
Country: United States
Posts: 2,033
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by oyster View Post
Niemi is exceptionally socially awkward and dishes the puck away to avoid a potential interaction with the officials.
You probably said that in jest, but it probably isn't too far from the truth.

I've personally gone through stretches like that as a goaltender myself. I don't like referees messing with my equipment. I don't like it when they touch my glove. If they alter the angle of my equipment by even 1 cm, that could be the difference between a save and a goal. And I especially don't want them talking to me when they don't have to when I'm trying to focus on something else.

So yeah, I've gone through stretches where I will drop the puck on the ice and/or skate away from the puck or kick it towards the faceoff circle so I can avoid talking to the refs......unless I had a specific bone I wanted to pick with them, in which case I'd hold on to the puck until I said my piece.

Goaltending can require a hyper-intense level of focus. Opposing players, teammates, coaches, even officials can disrupt that focus even through just innocuous or even friendly comments. If I'm trying to replay the last sequence in my head and gear up for the next one, even just some linesman skating over to say "Nice save" can interrupt my concentration and get inside my head.....especially if I feel the "nice save" was more luck or the result of poor positioning.

Good goalies need to shut out all the extra noise around them, and that includes the officials. Some go to greater lengths than others to shut out the noise, but every goalie has their own methods.

Some goalies hold on to the puck to get the feel for it in their glove. Some goalies will drop it and skate away to completely clear their mind. And other goalies don't care either way, but will have some other quirky behavior or superstition unique to them and their personality.

SJGoalie32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 02:56 PM
  #23
Gene Parmesan
Ball-So-Hard-U
 
Gene Parmesan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: California
Country: United States
Posts: 29,228
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SJGoalie32 View Post
You probably said that in jest, but it probably isn't too far from the truth.

I've personally gone through stretches like that as a goaltender myself. I don't like referees messing with my equipment. I don't like it when they touch my glove. If they alter the angle of my equipment by even 1 cm, that could be the difference between a save and a goal. And I especially don't want them talking to me when they don't have to when I'm trying to focus on something else.

So yeah, I've gone through stretches where I will drop the puck on the ice and/or skate away from the puck or kick it towards the faceoff circle so I can avoid talking to the refs......unless I had a specific bone I wanted to pick with them, in which case I'd hold on to the puck until I said my piece.

Goaltending can require a hyper-intense level of focus. Opposing players, teammates, coaches, even officials can disrupt that focus even through just innocuous or even friendly comments. If I'm trying to replay the last sequence in my head and gear up for the next one, even just some linesman skating over to say "Nice save" can interrupt my concentration and get inside my head.....especially if I feel the "nice save" was more luck or the result of poor positioning.

Good goalies need to shut out all the extra noise around them, and that includes the officials. Some go to greater lengths than others to shut out the noise, but every goalie has their own methods.

Some goalies hold on to the puck to get the feel for it in their glove. Some goalies will drop it and skate away to completely clear their mind. And other goalies don't care either way, but will have some other quirky behavior or superstition unique to them and their personality.
Thats interesting insight. Nemo seems to be the type of goalie who prefers to be left alone during the game. Communicates with hand signals as opposed to verbally. Lost in the Sharks dominating start is that Nemo looks awesome.

Gene Parmesan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 03:19 PM
  #24
SoupyFIN
Lu ♥
 
SoupyFIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Country: Finland
Posts: 19,389
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by oyster View Post
Niemi is exceptionally socially awkward and dishes the puck away to avoid a potential interaction with the officials.
I'll have to lean towards this one. And not to knock on his language skills, he's really awkward even when he's speaking his native Finnish.

SoupyFIN is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 05:33 PM
  #25
Phu
Registered User
 
Phu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 6,690
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SJGoalie32 View Post
You probably said that in jest, but it probably isn't too far from the truth.

I've personally gone through stretches like that as a goaltender myself. I don't like referees messing with my equipment. I don't like it when they touch my glove. If they alter the angle of my equipment by even 1 cm, that could be the difference between a save and a goal. And I especially don't want them talking to me when they don't have to when I'm trying to focus on something else.

So yeah, I've gone through stretches where I will drop the puck on the ice and/or skate away from the puck or kick it towards the faceoff circle so I can avoid talking to the refs......unless I had a specific bone I wanted to pick with them, in which case I'd hold on to the puck until I said my piece.

Goaltending can require a hyper-intense level of focus. Opposing players, teammates, coaches, even officials can disrupt that focus even through just innocuous or even friendly comments. If I'm trying to replay the last sequence in my head and gear up for the next one, even just some linesman skating over to say "Nice save" can interrupt my concentration and get inside my head.....especially if I feel the "nice save" was more luck or the result of poor positioning.

Good goalies need to shut out all the extra noise around them, and that includes the officials. Some go to greater lengths than others to shut out the noise, but every goalie has their own methods.

Some goalies hold on to the puck to get the feel for it in their glove. Some goalies will drop it and skate away to completely clear their mind. And other goalies don't care either way, but will have some other quirky behavior or superstition unique to them and their personality.
good one, maybe it's his way of "focusing on the next shot" as soon as possible.

maybe it keeps another piece of snow from building up around his crease

Phu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:06 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.