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10-27-2009, 02:12 PM
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as hard as it is to believe, there are some goalies who are much worse at handling the puck than Lundqvist
that are considered "elite" goaltenders? I dont think fans of top 5 goalies in other cities cringe when thier goalie leaves the crease as much as ranger fans do. Imagine if someone could teach him how to move the puck? what a big help it would be for our defense if they could get a little help handling dump ins and moving the puck out of the zone. Well, cant have it all i suppose.

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Maybe he was wearing his catching glove instead of his driving glove when he had his accident this morning.

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that are considered "elite" goaltenders? I dont think fans of top 5 goalies in other cities cringe when thier goalie leaves the crease as much as ranger fans do. Imagine if someone could teach him how to move the puck? what a big help it would be for our defense if they could get a little help handling dump ins and moving the puck out of the zone. Well, cant have it all i suppose.
Yes, them too. Most goalies can't move the puck for ****. Only Brodeur, Turco, Smith, and DiPietro are really good at it that I can think of off hand, and Brodeur is the only "elite" goaltender out of those guys

It's not a necessary skill for a goalie, it's just a bonus. Fleury is horrendous at it. Lundqvist usually doesn't do much, he just occasionally waits too long to move the puck. To be honest I don't panic when he goes to play the puck because he doesn't really try to do much with it

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Goalies handling the puck is a plus but not a requirement in order for them to be good. It really isn't their job to make plays with the puck unless say its a 5-on-3 and you're getting it back up the ice real quick from a clear.

Since Brodeur started to play as a 3rd defenseman, people's idea of how a goalie should puck handle changed a lot to mirror him but just because fatso does it doesn't mean all goalies should (or could).

I too get nervous when I see goalies leave the paint because you never know what's gonna happen in those short few seconds. The Avery goal against Atlanta a few years back when a puck caromed off the boards (from a dump at the red line) into the net comes to mind. That was just bad luck for the goalie.

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as hard as it is to believe, there are some goalies who are much worse at handling the puck than Lundqvist
that are considered "elite" goaltenders? I dont think fans of top 5 goalies in other cities cringe when thier goalie leaves the crease as much as ranger fans do. Imagine if someone could teach him how to move the puck? what a big help it would be for our defense if they could get a little help handling dump ins and moving the puck out of the zone. Well, cant have it all i suppose.

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