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Re: Goaltending

Post by Per » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:29 pm

I don't know, but maybe winning the world championship last spring gave Nilsson the confidence boost necessary to take his game to the next level? Looking good so far! 8-)
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Re: Goaltending

Post by SKYO » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:18 am

Per wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:29 pm
I don't know, but maybe winning the world championship last spring gave Nilsson the confidence boost necessary to take his game to the next level? Looking good so far! 8-)
That and working with goalie coach Ian Clark has probably helped Nilsson fix the little nuances in his game to help track the puck better.
Ian Clark, who spent the last seven years in Columbus where he helped turn Sergei Bobrovsky into a Vezina Trophy winner.
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Re: Goaltending

Post by Madcombinepilot » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:37 am

I think I am over my 'first shot hate', and will not be commenting on the teams save percentage on the first against of the game.
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Re: Goaltending

Post by Hank » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:01 pm

Not only the first shot goals. What really bugs me is the Under Arm(or) goals that has become Markstrom's calling card.

I've never so many goals scored that way until these last few seasons. I'm wondering if shrinking the Patrick Roy jersey over the years have opened up some new holes for shooters.
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Re: Goaltending

Post by Madcombinepilot » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:06 pm

I know!! Softies are the worst!! Flukes are bad (remember that messed up one that came in on a ring around(shot by Sundin, I think??) hit the join on the yellow boarder behind the net, popped up on the perfect arc to clear the net and bounce in off Louong’s back??

Flukes I can get over...

But softie under arms on the first shot are starting to graze on me...
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Re: Goaltending

Post by Todd Bersnoozi » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:39 pm

SKYO wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:18 am
That and working with goalie coach Ian Clark has probably helped Nilsson fix the little nuances in his game to help track the puck better.
This goaltending guru had some interesting points about Nilsson's game from last season to this, mainly about his stance. I think confidence is a big thing for Nilsson, he can be very hot or very cold. I just hope he doesn't get into a rut like he did last season after Greener went apeshit on him. Some players probably respond well to tuff criticism (ie: Keenan/Torts rage,) but it seems like most Swedes needed to be handled softly and delicately like babies (friendly player's coach approach). Hopefully Greener has learned this.

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Re: Goaltending

Post by Strangelove » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:22 pm

Madcombinepilot wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:06 pm
I know!! Softies are the worst!! Flukes are bad (remember that messed up one that came in on a ring around(shot by Sundin, I think??) hit the join on the yellow boarder behind the net, popped up on the perfect arc to clear the net and bounce in off Louong’s back??
I remember a goal by Thornton on LOOOOOOOU something like that.

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Re: Goaltending

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:00 pm

Hank wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Not only the first shot goals. What really bugs me is the Under Arm(or) goals that has become Markstrom's calling card.

I've never so many goals scored that way until these last few seasons. I'm wondering if shrinking the Patrick Roy jersey over the years have opened up some new holes for shooters.
there has been a lot of talk about the six hole opening up more and skilled shooters will exploit that until a goalie proves he can close the six hole. so I think that may be part of the problem. the first goal Nilsson gave up against the Pens was through the six hole.
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Re: Goaltending

Post by Madcombinepilot » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:04 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Madcombinepilot wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:06 pm
I know!! Softies are the worst!! Flukes are bad (remember that messed up one that came in on a ring around(shot by Sundin, I think??) hit the join on the yellow boarder behind the net, popped up on the perfect arc to clear the net and bounce in off Louong’s back??
I remember a goal by Thornton on LOOOOOOOU something like that.

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Could have been Thorton. I honestly can't remember who shot it, and haven't had time to look.
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Re: Goaltending

Post by Hank » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:29 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:00 pm

there has been a lot of talk about the six hole opening up more and skilled shooters will exploit that until a goalie proves he can close the six hole. so I think that may be part of the problem. the first goal Nilsson gave up against the Pens was through the six hole.
I know! After I got home and saw what you said about Edler's giveaway on the first goal, I'm like... another first shot goal under the arm?!

For the love of Thor! Is this a frickin' Swedish thing?

Man, we are not very Loki with six holes or S holes either. Do the Mathe, son.
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Re: Goaltending

Post by Strangelove » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:44 pm

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Re: Goaltending

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:42 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Yeah HW, a couple of goalies complaining publicly about the new pads:

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/bri ... ike-crazy/

https://www.dispatch.com/sports/2018101 ... -protector
An unintended consequence. A lot of goalies are getting bruised. One would think the Department of Player Safety and the NHLPA will or should be all over this. I’m all for modifying equipment so it’s not there to stop the puck but it still has to protect the goalie.
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