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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:31 am 
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Point is though, with all the criticism of Murray giving up High Glove....isn't just about every goalie vulnerable there.



Absolutely, which is something I tried to convey a few times, particularly in the latter games.

That said, Murray's glove hand is still pretty bad. He's just not quite as culpable for as many goals that have gone in that way as many think.

And honestly, what bothers me even more than the ones that do go in, is how many of hit his glove and bounce right back out. You'll certainly see other goalies letting in glove hand goals. But you won't see too many of them letting anywhere near as many pucks out of their gloves once it hits it. That's just as troubling as the ones he lets, in to me.


I follow a goalie instructor on FB and he says the puck bouncing in and out of the glove is a trend he is seeing and it drives him up the wall.

Says players will use the excuse: it's a new glove, it isn't broken in yet

His response: then break that vital piece of equipment in. Run it over with a goddam car!


I play on the same inline team as my cousin, who is our goalie. He couldn't make a game a little while ago, so I offered to pick up his pads and fill in. At that time, his glove was a craigslist purchase that, unknown to him at the time of the purchase, was a goalie's practice glove. Practice gloves have extra padding in the palm to help alleviate the pounding of taking constant shots throughout a practice, and also make it harder to close the glove to build some extra hand strength.

Let me tell you, I didn't catch a single goddam puck that game. It was awful. It might have been the most helpless feeling I've had in my athletic "career". Shot after shot would hit my glove and bounce right back out.

And I watch Murray, and it's like he's using his practice glove for games. He just never seems to get it closed in time. It's seriously a 50/50 proposition if he's going to hold onto a puck on a moderately hard shot. I've watched a good bit of other games this year, and I'd agree it is becoming a bit more common in the league (I'm guessing because guys are shooting harder these day? I dunno), but I haven't seen anyone struggle with it as much as Murray does.

It's crazy, to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:39 am 
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Speaking of goalies, how good was MAF last night? My word. Dude is playing out of his mind right now. Good for him.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:09 am 
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Speaking of goalies, how good was MAF last night? My word. Dude is playing out of his mind right now. Good for him.


I just saw the 3rd period, and he was freakin' amazing!!

I'm ALMOST rooting for a Washington-Vegas final, just so Fleury can break those fuckers' hearts again!!


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:36 am 
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swissvale72 wrote:
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Speaking of goalies, how good was MAF last night? My word. Dude is playing out of his mind right now. Good for him.


I just saw the 3rd period, and he was freakin' amazing!!

I'm ALMOST rooting for a Washington-Vegas final, just so Fleury can break those fuckers' hearts again!!


Okay, I'm ALMOST on board with that, too, Swiss; though getting past the Pens (finally) only to collapse in the very next round would be so epically and poetically Crapitals of them that it's hard not to root for.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:21 pm 
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And I watch Murray, and it's like he's using his practice glove for games. He just never seems to get it closed in time. It's seriously a 50/50 proposition if he's going to hold onto a puck on a moderately hard shot. I've watched a good bit of other games this year, and I'd agree it is becoming a bit more common in the league (I'm guessing because guys are shooting harder these day? I dunno), but I haven't seen anyone struggle with it as much as Murray does.


I think it is a common trait in many goalies today. I believe there is less "tracking" because the fundamentals of the game are more about using your size to block the puck. Back in the day goalies used to be one of the smallest guys on the team. Now you probably won't be drafted if you aren't at least 6'2.

Think of it like hitting a baseball. MLB batters have tremendous hand-eye coordination. Now give that same hitter a bat that is double the surface area. He doesn't need to be as precise with his bat placement since he's got so much wiggle room if he doesn't hit it like he was before the new bat. So he probably doesn't focus on hitting it, moreso just getting that bat in the general area he used to and he'll make contact.

Now the generations growing up are the same way: they want to "block" the puck, the other parts of their game (namely catching) are declining.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:57 pm 
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Orangesteel wrote:
Speaking of goalies, how good was MAF last night? My word. Dude is playing out of his mind right now. Good for him.

I'm not throwing murray under the bus but I really feel if pens had maf in goal these playoffs pens are still playing.. now I know murrays been better last couple years and brilliant at times in playoffs.. but for what ever reason maf better this year then murray.. go knights..go ning!!

id love to see maf raise the cup this year..dude been a class act and fine teammate..


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
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bam morris wrote:
Orangesteel wrote:
Speaking of goalies, how good was MAF last night? My word. Dude is playing out of his mind right now. Good for him.

I'm not throwing murray under the bus but I really feel if pens had maf in goal these playoffs pens are still playing.. now I know murrays been better last couple years and brilliant at times in playoffs.. but for what ever reason maf better this year then murray.. go knights..go ning!!

id love to see maf raise the cup this year..dude been a class act and fine teammate..


IDK,
I think Fleury would have wilted under all the odd man breaks the Pens gave up in the playoffs.
That said, I would have no problem watching Flower lift the cup again. Ditto for Kunitz.

The Lightning PP is sick.

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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:45 pm 
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Tampa is playing pretty badly but up 3-2 only because of Vasilevsky.

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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:53 pm 
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Ah yes...Caps snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. This is all too familiar....

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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
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Fuck the fucking caps.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:09 pm 
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LOL @ Caps :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
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LOL @ Caps :lol:

yes..fun seeing ovie smashing his stick and throwing tantrums.. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 1:39 pm 
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curious if road teams won more then playoffs 2018...its crazy..
hope tampa breaks this streak tonight..
looks like the golden fluerrys are in command in west. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 4:49 pm 
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Fuck the fucking caps.
Looks like I'm gonna need a prophylactic with all this fucking going on.

And yeah. Fuck the fucking craps.

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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 6:07 pm 
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Vegas looks unstoppable right now. What they are doing is amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 9:07 pm 
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Tampa can't rely on that style of play or effort if they want to win this game. Caps are taking over possession time.

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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 10:14 am 
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Go Tampa and close these fuckers out.

Hockey is still interesting and the NBA games are nothing but blowouts.

I've been turning off the NBA games and watching Cobra Kai, which is 10x better than the original Karate Kid.

Sweep the leg, Johnny!

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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
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At the beginning of the Caps-Penguins series, I subscribed to the Washington Post for a month for $1. Some decent articles...like these couple:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/c ... 8c2cf9da7a

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/a ... 8ef9f086eb


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
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Is it just me or is Vegas one of the best teams ever in anticipating the other team's passes?

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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
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swissvale72 wrote:
At the beginning of the Caps-Penguins series, I subscribed to the Washington Post for a month for $1. Some decent articles...like these couple:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/c ... 8c2cf9da7a

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/a ... 8ef9f086eb


1st comment after 1st article...


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Ovechkin is the Andy Dalton of hockey, only worse.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
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swissvale72 wrote:
swissvale72 wrote:
At the beginning of the Caps-Penguins series, I subscribed to the Washington Post for a month for $1. Some decent articles...like these couple:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/c ... 8c2cf9da7a

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/a ... 8ef9f086eb


1st comment after 1st article...


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Ovechkin is the Andy Dalton of hockey, only worse.
That's hilarious.

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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:36 am 
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COR-TEN wrote:
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swissvale72 wrote:
At the beginning of the Caps-Penguins series, I subscribed to the Washington Post for a month for $1. Some decent articles...like these couple:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/c ... 8c2cf9da7a

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/a ... 8ef9f086eb


1st comment after 1st article...


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Ovechkin is the Andy Dalton of hockey, only worse.
That's hilarious.


Hilarious but unfair.

Ovechkin is trying to will his team to the Finals. He's playing his ass off and is playing quite well.

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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:23 am 
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Hilarious but unfair.

Ovechkin is trying to will his team to the Finals. He's playing his ass off and is playing quite well.


This is the first playoffs where I've seen Ovi battle along the boards and take defense seriously. Maybe it's no surprise then they finally beat us?


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:16 pm 
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oh to see these goons-caps go up 2-0 and think they destined team and lose 4 straight be epic choke job..not nearly as fun as a pen cup win !!! but darn funny and enjoyable.. :lol:..im only watching to hope for cap misery in their own building! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern Conference Finals
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Game 7 looking likely...


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