Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/06/08 at 06:15 PM ET
from Adam Schwartz of NHL.com,
Here is a hockey fact you might not have thought about. Only seven NHL goalies catch with their right hand.
To Tomas Vokoun, one of the lefties, the difference gives him an edge, a slight one to be sure, but an edge nonetheless. And we all know how goalies love those advantages, however small.
“It’s a little bit easier for me to stop left-handed shots and most of the players in the NHL have left-handed shots,” said Vokoun, the Florida Panthers’ top goalie. “Although, I don’t think it’s a significant advantage. I don’t think a goalie that catches with his right hand has a significant advantage.”
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