Colander Posted February 2, 2021 Share Posted February 2, 2021 In the thread “Minor hockey - goalies - Is it all about the $$ ?” the other day @Naz made the comment “...Does the goalie control their game…”. This got me thinking: when I started, many years ago I never heard people talking about goalies controlling the game – goaltending was seen as a passive position Looking at the game now, the main area I see where a goalie has the ability to add some control is playing the puck. Clearly killing a shoot-in that wraps behind your net and setting it for your D breaks up the offensive control. Even better, being able to loft that nice breaking pass to your winger near their blue line certainly switches the tide (wish I could do that). The other thing that comes to mind is freezing vs playing the puck – either can help control the game, depending o the situation. So what am I missing here – what are your interpretations an ideas on how a goalie can control the play (Don’t worry – I plan to steal ideas shamelessly form this thread to hopefully help my game – I can use all I can get) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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