Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/02/06 at 10:24 AM ET
One night, after a game in which Michel Laroque had taken a screamer off the mask, someone said to Blake, “If Bunny hadn’t had a mask on for that one, he’d have been killed.” Blake was resolute. “If he hadn’t had a mask on, he’d have seen it coming,” he said. But the advent of the mask did more than change the look of the game. It changed the style of goaltending. Goaltenders always had been urged to stand up and stay standing. But with the mask providing a degree of invulnerability, goalies started to crouch. For the first time, they would routinely have their head below the crossbar. Not only did this tactic allow them to cover more of the net, it also meant that they needed less time to flop to the ice to block a shot.read on
Be the first to comment.
Add a Comment
Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.
Most Recent Blog Posts
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
Email Paul anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org