The goalie is, once again, a thinking, moving organism
And so we bid adieu to the era of the Stepford Goalie.
You know the ones. Tall, angular, technically perfect as though they were a distant cousin to Hal from "2001: A Space Odyssey." Mark the shooter's angle, glide to the top of the crease, drop, block shot. Retreat. Repeat.
Back in the day, those goalies were turned out by goalie factories in Quebec, and later in Finland, in a fashion that would have made Ford or GM envious. And they did so because the game encouraged it, ...
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2006-07 NHL Season Preview
The NHL had a major facelift a year ago, so after a full season of the new rules and new CBA, ESPN.com asks, what now? Scott Burnside takes a look at how are things really going to change over the long haul for ...
• The league
• On-ice officials
• General managers
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