Found June 20, 2012 on
Nightmare on Helm Street:
The Stanley Cup Finals was a huge victory in my eyes. Not for the Wings though. Nor for the NHL or TV markets or anything like that. It was a huge victory for something totally different, yet vitally important to the sport: talented goaltending.
Now a warning. For those who aren’t aware, I’m a stupid goalie who played in college (with Drew) and while my best days are behind me, I still for some reason find myself in the crease a few times a week. This article is going to be about stupid goalies; mostly non-Red Wings. So prepare yourselves.
You often hear about how technically sound, blocking techniques have taken out all of the skill of goaltending. For a lot of guys, it’s true. Take a look at this comparison of Quick and Lundqvist:
Would you believe that those two are actually the same height, while Quick has 25 pounds on Lundqvist? Lundqvist looks like the Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man in that picture. Incredible. Follow the jump for more on why the goaltending match...
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