Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/15/13 at 02:54 PM ET
from Ken Baker of NHL.com,
KEN BAKER: You aren't a big goalie, but you look big in the net. What's your secret?
VIKTOR FASTH: I try to cut off the angle a little different than the taller goalies (Fasth is 6-foot, 186 pounds). And I try to play with big patience. If I go down on my knees too early, I will be opening up some holes top-shelf. So I have to play more patient than a taller goalie. I mean, I have to always be staying square to the puck and maybe get out toward the shooter a little more. The main thing is just patience. I stay on my feet as long as I can.
KB: And having big shoulder padding helps, right?
VF: I wear my shoulder and chest pads inside my pants. I have always done that. It works. I don't know if it's a big difference inside or out, but I like to have them tucked in my pants.
KB: Who were your goalie role models as a kid?
VF: Patrick Roy when I was growing up, and a Finnish goalie, Jarmo Myllys, who played for the [San Jose] Sharks in the '90s. And Swedish goalie Tommy Salo was a goalie I really looked up to. When you get older you try to watch as many goalies as possible to catch some things they are doing right.
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