Originally posted by ads_2006:
both our goalies give it up high
this is gonna be a long season
But Niemi has a better glove hand from what I've seen. Nabokov had one of the best glove hands I've ever seen in hockey, but he was one of the worst at stopping 5-hole shots.
Niemi takes away everything low, but his stick side is the weak spot. Nittymaki is weak on both sides high.
That shot was not overpowering or anything and Nitty's positioning wasn't all that great. I'm going to miss at least that from Nabokov..
Nitty just looks like he completely shrinks when there's pressure. He doesn't get big and square himself to the puck. I wasn't a huge fan of the signing in the beginning, but it's still early.
I look forward to Stalock fully developing and becoming the future. Hopefully he or Niemi can become the superstar goalie we need.