In the crease: Theodore & Raycroft
Updated: April 21, 2004, 2:46 PM ETBy Darren Pang | ESPN.com
|THEODORE vs. RAYCROFT|
He beats you... with spectacular reflexes. He moves so well laterally that when you raise your stick in celebration, put it down. He also catches with his right hand, so right-handed shots, who shoot to the glove side normally, will be hitting his blocker.
You can beat him... by getting traffic in his face for rebounds, screens and tip-ins. He gives up goals through his arms and body.
He beats you... with his composure. He never appears to get rattled. He has tremendous patience, and his legs are always in the right spot. You can't beat him low to the stick side.
You can beat him... by getting him to move around the crease and forcing him to open up. His positioning is too good to beat him on an angle.
Darren Pang, a former goaltender with the Chicago Blackhawks, is a hockey analyst for ESPN.
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