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post #346 of 882
Rob, those are some sick action shots! I was supposed to cover the Oilers game tonight, but the Oilers are being bitches about giving out more press passes this season. Lame! Oh well, I get to actually enjoy the game tonight instead of have to write about it.
post #347 of 882
hilarious

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http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/nhlblog/watch_creepy_lookalike_of_senators_JmFnUkwd9xum7xcfFmPrtN#axzz2IjjaXz3T
post #348 of 882
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Great seats!! Thats ridiculous for $110... I had similar seats though not as good in Detroit a few years back and its almost surreal being that close to the action.

Side note - wtf is up with Lindback's glove? I can't stand it when goalies do that, same with Scrivens in Toronto.

post #349 of 882
Is it supposed to bait shooters into going glove side? Seems like it would be more work, but I use my glove to block more than anything so eh.

Side note, I hate looking at new goalie equipment. Makes me so jelly... frown.gif all of my shit is falling apart. Had my mask painted when I was a teenager and now I am really wishing I could go back and get something badass done; poor thing is all chipped to hell now.



Bad shot, but you get the idea...
post #350 of 882
Theoretically it's a stupid place to put your glove since you're not actually blocking any part of the net from the puck's perspective, but from the shooter's perspective it makes it look like the top corner is covered, which is why some goalies raise the glove like that on breakaways.
post #351 of 882
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Is it supposed to bait shooters into going glove side? Seems like it would be more work, but I use my glove to block more than anything so eh.

The opposite. It's supposed to make it look like the top corner is covered.
post #352 of 882
He's requiring himself to do so much more work in order to make a save with his glove. I keep my glove down and facing out, far easier to swing your arm up than it is to snap it down.
post #353 of 882
Now that I think of it, I can kind of see the rationale behind it... Holding the glove like that makes a catch more of a "wave" or rotation of the wrist to catch whereas conventional glove positioning would make it an extension of the arm which could be slower. Still looks stupid as hell though.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

The opposite. It's supposed to make it look like the top corner is covered.

Glove side != Top corner
post #354 of 882
Semantics. The point is to deter shooters from shooting high glove side.
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

He's requiring himself to do so much more work in order to make a save with his glove. I keep my glove down and facing out, far easier to swing your arm up than it is to snap it down.

Exactly... but he's in the NHL and we're not...

Trace a line between the puck location and the crossbar in this picture... his glove is completely above it.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #355 of 882
Here's a stance shot of Lindback. Glove still a little high but not as egregious.

post #356 of 882
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Semantics. The point is to deter shooters from shooting high glove side.
Exactly... but he's in the NHL and we're not...

Trace a line between the puck location and the crossbar in this picture... his glove is completely above it.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I don't know if I buy that... outside of the mythical allure of "top corner," its not a great spot to shoot for for the sake of shooting for. Unless a guy has an absolute fucking laserbeam from in close - and no, just because its the NHL, not everyone has a truly gifted shot - nobody's getting it in top corner. In which case, if a guy is in close and the goalie is blocking off the top corner ala Scrivens, the gargantuan-sized huge hole under the glove hand would be far more appealing to shoot for, hence the baiting. I'd be interested to know the percentage of goals scored per area of the net; I'd put all my money on lower half.

In other words, I don't think there's any specific appeal to going top corner, especially from in close so I don't know why a goalie would want to pre-emptively suggest to the shooter that the area is off-limits.
post #357 of 882
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

I don't think there's any specific appeal to going top corner.

Its easier to get Ring Around the Rosie shooting top corner. I love me some ring around the rosie!
post #358 of 882
Markov with a couple of huge blasts on the PP yesterday; that guy has a huge bomb of a shot it looks like. Nice to see Galchenyuk pot his first too.

Anyone else think Detroit is finally going to start trending downwards? Will this be the first time they miss the playoffs in 22+ years?
post #359 of 882
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Anyone else think Detroit is finally going to start trending downwards? Will this be the first time they miss the playoffs in 22+ years?

maybe. But I feel that if there's any slow-start team that can dial it up, Detroit might be the team. Granted, Lidstrom was a huge loss.
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maybe. But I feel that if there's any slow-start team that can dial it up, Detroit might be the team. Granted, Lidstrom was a huge loss.

I know Babchuk can work voodoo wizard coaching magic like no one else, but literally the one constant through Detroit's history playoff streak was Lidstrom after his rookie season IIRC. Not saying he was the entire team, but their D is very slim now. Not a big fan of Howard either.
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