Let's talk about goalie glove positioning
This is a silly topic, but it's close to my heart and worth discussing.
Let’s start with some programming notes.
I was at the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 OT win against the Nashville Predators in person on Friday, fun night, fun game. I’ve also got the Dallas Stars-Chicago Blackhawks game on the DVR at home, and plan to watch that later this evening. So for those of you looking for something Stars related, their will likely be something up tomorrow morning after I get to re-watch that one.
Ok, now onto our first story from Friday…
Pretty wild game in Detroit.
Nine combined goals, an overtime winner by Lucas Raymond, a Gordie Howe hat trick for Alex DeBrincat, couple fun celebrations by Jake Walman, Filip Forsberg looked dominant, and Juuse Saros had a save-of-the-year candidate on Patrick Kane.
Lots we could dive into, but you’ll probably read about that elsewhere. You’ll also see that in highlight packages.
Instead I want to focus on something else, that is incredibly nerdy and potentially boring, but that seems to be our brand here.
Let’s talk about Alex Lyon’s glove positioning.
The Red Wings goalie, when standing in his stance, holds his glove flat, with the face of the glove mirroring the ice.