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I can see Bob going to the oilers since he has ties with hockey Canada personal in management. But I hope he comes to the canucks it would be a huge help to linden and benning! Getting a guy with some experience is key!
I think you may need to see the clip from this angle. Quick robbed him. His stick wasnt there "well before" the shot. In real time you can see exactly how it happened. Brassard didn't have all day to shoot it and it was coming off the backhand. Also Brassard was looking at the puck and not the net.
I was exaggerating saying stick was there well before, but fact of the matter is explained below. To say that Quick robbed him is a stretch, like I said he was lucky Brassard shot it into the area his stick occupied. Had Brassard had a split second to look at the net, or the puck had flipped on end a bit differently, Quick would not have 'robbed' Brassard. I've made saves like that before and I would never take credit for meaning to do that. Like below, I give Quick credit for getting there and playing the percentage but the shot hit him instead of him making the save--if you understand the difference
Originally Posted by AzNightmare
From that close in, goalies don't react to shots.
They instinctively play percentage by building a "wall" from down up to cover as much net.
Quick knew a shot was coming so he had his right leg spread out
and held the stick above the pad to make the best "wall" he could in that desperation save.
"Blocking" saves shouldn't be discredited though.
It takes skill to get into proper positions to give themselves the best chance at having shots hit them.
Since it's now pertinent to our conversation, retired ref Kerry Fraser broke down the Ducks movie hockey, and what would have been called if it was a real game. Oddly enough, the flying V was a sound play because the head man had the puck. No offside on that one.
As the team then known as "Division 5" plays their first game under coach Gordon Bombay, the opening sequence appears to be filled with infractions. Which one's, in your opinion, should have been called; the racial comment prior to the drop of the puck? The apparent interference after the draw? The illegal helmets being worn by District 5? How about knocking an opponent's helmet off during a goal celebration?