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The Greek

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In Topic: Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

13 December 2014 - 02:25 PM

Yeah that's no true, there are hundreds of ways to make the save in a shootout. It's not a lottery where one move is right and every other move is wrong. The goalies save more than 50% of shootouts usually and they defnitely have the edge. Try saving one vs scoring one yourself and see which you find easiest.

http://www.nhl.com/i...iewName=summary
 
Aka goalies have a CLEAR advantage in shootouts, well unless that goalie happens to be Howard...


I have tried both, I've been playing hockey since I was four. I wasn't saying there is only one save the goalie can make. I was saying there is only one place out of several possible ones that a shooter will put the puck. The goalie has to anticipate when and where the player will put it. Then he has to start adjusting before the puck even leaves the player's stick. If he guesses wrong by either picking the wrong spot or time, he has essentially surrendered a goal.

Remember , in my original post, I said that the shooter has the advantage when you don't account for variables, such as the skill of the players involved. Those stats you present are only evidence of the fact that the average NHL goalie is far better at what he does than an average NHL forward or defenseman is better at what he does.

In Topic: 12/12 GDT : Panthers 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

12 December 2014 - 11:33 PM

i missed the game tonight, something up with weiss?


He received a shoulder injury.

In Topic: 12/12 GDT : Panthers 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

12 December 2014 - 11:13 PM

 
I should say a part of the game that shouldn't matter because it's just a stupid part of the game today. Sure, I'd like to win, and I wish we were better, but the whole team sucks at it, and if it's the worst of our problems this year, which I believe it to be, we're in pretty good shape. Especially come playoff time when overtime is decided by playing a hockey game again.
 
On a random note, any chance your user name is a Wire reference? If so, bravo.


I totally agree. I hate the shoot out, and it's stupid for Howard to shoulder as much blame as he does.

I've never watched the wire, but I've heard good things. I'm just one of the Many Greeks who live in the Detroit area.

In Topic: 12/12 GDT : Panthers 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

12 December 2014 - 10:43 PM

Worst part about this is that the stupid Howard shootout thread is bound to take on new life. I'm surprised it's survived. I get that it sucks that he's not a great shootout goalie, but we can't score consistently in the shootout either, and it's the stupidest thing to be pissing and moaning about, because it's the damn shootout! Howard is great in the parts of the game that really matter and we've got to have a thread about thef****** shootout. Ridiculous.


I agree with your sentiment, but you can't say the shoot out doesnt matter. Imagine if we were just .500 in shoot outs.

In Topic: 12/12 GDT : Panthers 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

12 December 2014 - 10:18 PM

SWEET boys.
 
I don't understand why we don't have any players doing the super slow mo patrick kane move - it is pretty much the most reliable move out there.

I don't get it either. Bert used it pretty successfully. I guess no one on the team remembers.