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@moorecha I'll respond to all comments here:1) No I am not a New York Rangers fan.
2) I currently play college hockey, so I do know what I am talking about as well. I have also been paid to coach at various camps/private lessons. So, based on that... I guess we have the same credentials???
3) You say Lundqvist isn't flexible and has poor lateral movement. Really? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoC9JlYZ72E Watch this video and observe his lateral movement. It's actually one of his stronger points. The difference between Quick and Lundy laterally is that one Lundqvist's movements are much shallower and he doesn't move as far as Quick does. Part of this is because of how deep he is. Part of this is because of his compact postioning. When comparing the two, Quick appears... quicker because he extends a lot more than Lundqvist. It appears as though he is doing more work. Lundqvist plays a conservative game. To say his talent level isn't as high as others is laughable. I might agree with you if he had one good year, but fact of the matter is he's had a great year every year that he has been in the league.
There's a reason why he won the Vezina... there's a reason why he is the number 1 guy in NY... there's a reason why he won a Gold medal in the Olympics.... the guy is a damn good goalie.
2 years, 1 month ago on Goaltending The Way It Was Meant To Be (Or Why Lundqvist Is a Fraud)) | June
lol this is a silly article. Every goalie is using a legal piece of equipment. What you don't seem to understand is that different goalies thrive because they have different styles. There is no way the game is "meant to be played." Jonanthan Quick looks smaller than Lundqvist because of they way they play their position. Quick relies on a low center of gravity to get himself around the crease quickly and effectively. He uses his incredible core strength to keep himself steady when he has to sprawl out.Guys like Lundqvist and Smith utilize a different method to stopping pucks. They both have a more erect upper body than Quick. This creates that "blocking" type of movement that you write about. They make themselves appear bigger by playing a wider/taller stance. Also, they play deeper in the crease to allow themselves to have a greater reaction time to pucks.To call Lundqvist a fraud is outrageous and proves you know little about goaltending. There is no right or wrong way to play the game. Goalies play different styles based on their coaching/their athletic abilities. Quick, Lundy, and Smith all had great years... and shame on you for criticizing a different style because of your own skewed opinions.