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06-27-2006, 12:11 PM
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The 6'7 Goalie

Riku Hoivenon is it? Is there anything anyone can tell me about this guy? With that frame, he already has a huge advantage on most guys.

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Riku Hoivenon is it? Is there anything anyone can tell me about this guy? With that frame, he already has a huge advantage on most guys.
how so?
you could drive a car through that 5-hole...

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06-27-2006, 01:09 PM
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also his name is not Riku Hoivenon, its Niko Hovinen and also, being that tall he is going to have a ton of holes, the taller you are the bigger you're holes are

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how so?
you could drive a car through that 5-hole...
When a goalie goes down into the butterlfy...the taller he is , the less he gets beat up top.

Im not sure which style this kid plays but if he plays a good butterfly, being 6'07 would be an advantage.

Basically, if hes on his knees in the butterfly position, his shoulders will be at the crossbar....

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the taller you are the bigger your holes are

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From what I read here at HF, he does play a butterfly type style. The problem is, he's not aggressive enough and he needs to work on his fundementals.

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All Ive heard is he is huge with quick feet and plays a butterfly style.

I really like his potential, big goalie, sounds like good athleticism to go with a butterfly style. Hope he develops well

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06-27-2006, 11:37 PM
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Sell me on Hovinen, we know his has the size and athleticism but what is holding him back from being a top pick? I know his aggressiveness and his lanky body but that doesn't drive his stock way down.

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06-28-2006, 03:25 AM
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Another thing is.. Is he done growing? He is only 18 years old......



Maybe he'll end up near 7 feet. That would really be something.

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Tall Goalies

Back in the 70s, there was a major trend toward tall goalies, with Ken Dryden, Gary Smith, John Davidson etc. But contemporary goalies have tended to be smaller. I think that once the equipment started taking up more space, the advantage of the big guys was over.

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Sell me on Hovinen, we know his has the size and athleticism but what is holding him back from being a top pick? I know his aggressiveness and his lanky body but that doesn't drive his stock way down.

I heard he's lazy

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I heard that too but I think that can be corrected with the right coach.

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Other than larger than average five holes, the left to right movements arent always as quick. Same as in other sports...like in football, most great RBs are 5'10-6'0" because they tend to be quicker.

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When a goalie goes down into the butterlfy...the taller he is , the less he gets beat up top.
But he still has to get into the butterfly. And the five-hole opens up during that process.

Unless you're planning on him just staying in the butterfly position all game, which would present problems of its own.

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how can someone that tall be quick (noteing there is a difference between speed and quickness).

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Get an enforcer to teach him some toughness and he would be the most entertaining goalie in the world. "You crashing my crease, are ya?"

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