posted at 5/7/2013 2:18 PM EDT
In response to NeelyOrrBourque's comment:
In response to lambda13's comment:
I know that backhanders are hard to read, but he always does the same forehand backhand move. He had more room on the forehand.
OK Lamb....Let me try saying this. Yes he goes to the backhand, because it works a lot. Do you think Seguin isn't gripping the stick a little tight? You think he likes getting stoned like this? He's not just going backhand here. He went forehand & ripped it off the pipe. He's ripped at least 3 more forehand shots along the ice, 2 more forehands about a foot off the ice, one big time turn around, forehanded one timer that Reimer was screened & still got the pad on it. So why would you try going forehand when the first 15-16 shots haven't worked? He's scored that way on both Reimer & Scrivens that way in the past. He's snakebitten & had a great opportunity to use a great move that's tough to stop to get himself out of it. Why your still complaining about it is beyond me. I could see if he tried 4 or 5 backhanders in a row on breakaways, but he's tried forehanders on numerous occasions in this series. And you're complaining about him changing it up?
Yes I am. He hasn't gone forehand on a breakaway. If you can show me one where he did I'll take it back, but I can't remember a single instance where he went forehand off a deke (I'm not going to count breaking across the crease where his only option is a forehanded shot). He takes wrist shots when he has the opportunity which is everytime he goes up the wing and rips his shot off the glass. He goes back hand when he's given space. We're not talking about a shot, we're talking about a one-on-one, basically a breakaway, to the front of the net with several TO defenders on the left side of the net and a wide open empty space to his right. He goes right and misses we retain posession and cycle in open ice, he misses backhand and its in a mess of defenders. You're a goalie, I'm a forward, you're not going to change my mind that there was a better option on this play. I won't take away the fact that he gave a solid effort, but I think he had a better choice.
Gripping the stick to tight? It's not a recent development of missing the net, its been a persistent thing I've noticed for awhile now. For clarification I'm not complaining, I'm just pointing out things that I would like to see improve.