Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/14/07 at 10:22 AM ET
from the Detroit Free Press,
Trotz listed Holmstrom first and the Islanders’ Ryan Smyth second when asked about the players who are unafraid to stand in front, screen the goalie and get deflections.“It’s like bunting a baseball,” Trotz said. “You’ve got superstar players that can hit 70 home runs a year but they can’t bunt the ball. It is an art.
“A guy like Homer will take away the goalie’s eyes. It takes some courage, ‘cause pucks are getting redirected—they’re coming at you at all angles, at a pretty high speed.”
Trotz said there are only a handful of guys who are really good like Holmstrom.
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